4 New Spring Breakers Hospitalized In Florida From Drug Overdoses: “There’s Fentanyl In Everything”
Remember the good old days when spring breakers just got shit drunk and barfed on the beach? Times have changed, sadly:
Rescuers are deeply troubled by what one is calling a cluster of fentanyl cases popping up in the Fort Lauderdale area after 10 people at two homes were hospitalized because of the potentially lethal drug fentanyl in a matter of 3 days.
Four men were hospitalized Sunday after a medical emergency involving fentanyl, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Two of the men were found in respiratory arrest in the 1600 block of Southwest 40th Terrace in unincorporated Fort Lauderdale, Battalion Chief Michael Kane said.
Detectives found “drug residue” at the residence, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Testing determined the substance to be fentanyl. As of Monday afternoon, three of the men had been released from the hospital.
Four U.S. Military Academy cadets from West Point were among six people who overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine at a rental home Thursday in Wilton Manors.
Fentanyl is a dangerous synthetic opioid that is up to 100 times stronger than morphine. In its illegal form, it is often added to other street drugs, including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, due to its potent effects. It is also often made into pills that closely resemble prescription opioids.
[Sun Sentinel: ‘There’s fentanyl in everything’—4 new hospitalizations linked to fentanyl just days after Spring Breakers overdosed]