Alert in Boulder County: Discovery of Deadly New Drug Raises Concerns
Boulder County is facing a serious problem after finding a dangerous drug called nitazene, which might be stronger than fentanyl.
Investigators are looking into a series of overdoses that happened because of this drug, making people worried about its presence in the area.
Understanding the Danger of Nitazene
Commander Nick Goldberger, from the Boulder County Drug Task Force, explained that nitazene is very rare and not usually tested for.
Sadly, two people have already died from taking this drug in Boulder County, showing how risky it can be.
Nitazene has been around for a while without being officially approved for use by the FDA.
Finding it now, especially the specific types like etonitazene, has been difficult to understand because there’s not a lot of information about its effects.
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Where It’s Coming From?
Investigators think that the nitazene causing these problems might be coming from the dark web. This makes it hard to control and stop because it could be coming from different countries.
Stopping the Danger and Keeping Safe
Michael Davidson, part of a group that works to stop drug abuse, says it’s really important for people to know about the signs of an overdose and have naloxone ready.
This can save lives if someone overdoses on these dangerous drugs.
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Spreading the Word and Protecting the Community
Efforts like “Keep The Party Safe” want to give out naloxone and educate people, especially at big events like the Decadence music festival.
These programs want to teach everyone about these dangerous drugs to keep everyone safe.
This issue is a big concern for Boulder County. Nitazene is a very dangerous drug, and finding it in the area is worrying.
People in charge, doctors, and everyone in the community need to work together to handle this situation and protect everyone from these dangerous substances.