New generation of drugs hits fentanyl ravaged Ohio region
Overdoses death rates have soared in Ohio over the last year, driven by increasing supplies of potent fentanyl.
Now, according to the Dayton Daily News, law enforcement in northern Ohio is warning police agencies throughout the state about two substances dealers are using to lace heroin and fentanyl — a powder called “Rizzy” and an analgesic substance called Bromadol.
Rizzy is believed to cause flesh to rot and Bromadol is so powerful that specific side effects are not known.
“Unfortunately, we find out after the fact, after somebody uses,” Capt. Mike Brem, with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s RANGE Task Force, told News Center 7’s Kate Bartley on Wednesday. “A lot of times, unfortunately, that’s the way we find out” about substances used to “cut” or “stretch” narcotics.
“There’s not a recovery agent such as Narcan that’s going to bring you back from this kind of thing,” Brem said.
Rizzy, supposedly used to dye flower petals, causes what appear to be skin necrosis to the drug injection area. This determination was made after the arrest of a 25-year-old man by police in Alliance, Ohio, in early January. The man, who said he was a heroin addict, said his injuries were caused by injecting heroin laced with Rizzy.
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To learn more about how new drugs are appearing in Ohio, please visit the Dayton Daily News.