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Wisconsin Sees First Carfentanil Death

Wisconsin Sees First Carfentanil Death

April 18, 2017 05:16 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says a highly potent opioid has killed a man in Milwaukee - the first death attributed to carfentanil in Wisconsin.

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Experts say the drug is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl, which itself is 50 times more potent than heroin. Carfentanil is used to tranquilize large animals. Forty-eight-year-old James Kinnee was found dead March 22 at the home of a construction co-worker after ingesting the drug.

The medical examiner's forensic director, Sara Schreiber, says carfentanil cases across the country are linked to heroin. And, a user may not be aware it's been added to heroin, so its potency is unknown.


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