DEA issues warning for powerful new drug carfentanil

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(WTNH) – The Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing a warning over a new drug they say is ten thousand times stronger than morphine.

Officials say three people have died after overdosing on carfentanil.

The drug is normally used as a tranquilizer for very large zoo animals.

Experts say it is a hundred times more potent than fentanyl and is so dangerous that it even poses a risk to first responders who come into contact with it accidentally.

For more information on carfentanil, click here. 

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