The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency put out a public safety alert urging Americans to be cautious of a “sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills.”
A whopping six out of 10 of these fake prescription pills were determined to carry potentially lethal doses, according to the DEA.
“More than half of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills being trafficked in communities across the country now contain a potentially deadly dose of fentanyl. This marks a dramatic increase – from four out of ten to six out of ten – in the number of pills that can kill,” stated Administrator Anne Milgram. “These pills are being mass-produced by the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco Cartel in Mexico. Never take a pill that wasn’t prescribed directly to you. Never take a pill from a friend. Never take a pill bought on social media. Just one pill is dangerous and one pill can kill.”
Many Republicans blame the influx of fentanyl through our southern border on Joe Biden, arguing that the current administration has enabled endless carnage through its policies.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said for two years that “the cartels have been emboldened by Biden administration’s open border policies that are killing Americans,” according to Just The News.
The Texas governor has reportedly classified the Mexican Sinaloa and JCNG cartels as foreign terrorist organizations and urged Joe Biden to do the same.
This public safety alert by the DEA comes after officers from the Abbott-created Operation Lone Star confiscated over 352 million lethal doses of fentanyl since last March. These doses are enough to easily kill every single person in the U.S., according to Just The News.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody also decried the incompetence of the Biden administration at the southern border.
“Fentanyl has flooded into the country, and Joe Biden continues to look the other way as Mexican drug cartels smuggle massive amounts of this deadly opioid across our southwest border,” Moody said. “Biden, do your job, secure the border and help us end this opioid crisis.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre argued that the current administration has done a good job in tackling fentanyl, saying, “We’re stopping fentanyl before it even makes it to the streets of the United States.”
Karine Jean-Pierre claims success on the fentanyl crisis: “We’re stopping fentanyl before it even makes it to the streets of the United States.”
The DEA says cartels are “killing Americans with fentanyl at catastrophic and record rates like we have never seen before.” pic.twitter.com/8OuI7SoUZK
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The DEA has maintained that fentanyl “remains the deadliest drug threat facing this country.”