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Nearly all of Philadelphia’s heroin supply contains some amount of fentanyl
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It’s common for fentanyl to end up in drugs without being advertised as such, said Patrick Trainor, supervisory special agent for the Philadelphia division of the Drug Enforcement Agency.
He added that there is no evidence that the blending of substances is intentional — from a marketing perspective, in fact, that would be backward.
“When you’re combining a drug like cocaine, which is by its very nature a stimulant, with fentanyl, which is an opioid, a downer, it doesn’t necessarily make sense,” Trainor said.
He noted that some people in active addiction may use a combination of uppers and downers at different times, for example, to stay up at night or stave off withdrawal symptoms. But that’s on the consumer side.Cocaine Fentanyl Naloxone Overdose