This is terrifying!
If you thought the extremely deadly drug fentanyl was just a concern for active drug users think again!
Reports are now emerging that fentanyl is now being found in e-cigarettes or vape pens.
According to Fox News, health officials in South Carolina are now warning that they have found vape pens in high schools that shockingly had fentanyl in them. Government officials are concerned that these dangerous vape pens will now turn up in more middle schools, high schools, and colleges.
Kids are also overdosing on drugs such as oxycodone, Adderall, and Xanax which in reality are just pills containing fentanyl.
Last month alone, police officers were able to confiscated vape pens laced with fentanyl from two high schools in the United States and it is unclear at the moment just how many of these vape pens containing fentanyl are currently in the backpacks of kids across America.
The two high schools which had laced vape pens were in Madisonville, Tennessee, and Norwalk, Connecticut.
19-year-old Johan Pleitez of El Monte, California us currently in rehab after overdosing on fentanyl and but thankfully survived.
“I’m a youngster myself, so I know a lot of people that do that at school, you know, it’s bad. They don’t know what they’re smoking anymore,” Pleitez warned.
Kids are able to acquire Fentanyl related drugs via social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram.
According to the CDC, Fentanyl currently kills more adults aged 18-45 than anything else in the United States. The pandemic has worsened things since more people than ever are surfacing from anxiety as well.