from the Ryan Gabrielson
– this post by Ryan Gabrielson,ProPublica
Heroin overdoses killed thousands nationwide last year – some 75 over just three days in Chicago. The central culprit in many of the fatalities was fentanyl, a lethally powerful compound often added to drugs sold on the street. As a result, health officials have called fentanyl a new public menace, and police forces across the U.S. are searching their neighborhoods for the dangerous painkiller.