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Police dept. warns of drug 10,000 times more powerful than hydrocodone

(Source: KATV) (Source: KATV)
BENTON, AR (KAIT) -

An Arkansas police department is warning people about a deadly drug becoming popular across the nation.

According to KATV, the Benton Police Department is worried about a drug called Carfentanil.

It’s normally used as an elephant tranquilizer, but police say people are using it to get high.

According to KATV’s report, the drug is 100 times more potent than Fentanyl and 10,000 times more powerful than hydrocodone.

While they haven’t seen it in Arkansas yet, the police department says it’s prepared.

To find out more on the drug and its threat to officers, click here to read the full report. 

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