Criminal groups are often supplementing cocaine shipments with heroin in an attempt to increase the supplies of heroin in Ohio. In Toledo, problems associated with heroin distribution and abuse are as extensive as those associated with cocaine. Dominican and Mexican criminal groups principally are responsible for shipping wholesale amounts of heroin into the state. Dominican criminal groups operating from New York City are responsible for increasing the availability of higher purity South American heroin, which has attracted a new, younger user population.
“We needed to leave egos at the door”
Carfentanil, an incredibly toxic fentanyl analog, has faded
Randy Marriott clicked open the daily report he gets on drug overdoses in the county. Only one in the last 24 hours — stunningly low compared to the long lists he used to scroll through last year in a grim morning routine. The county had overdose deaths by Nov. Dayton, a hollowed-out manufacturing center at the juncture of two major interstates, had one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation in and the worst in Ohio.
Carfentanil-laced Cocaine Study
The Dayton area experienced a sharp increase in overdose deaths in late and early that attracted international attention. The killer appears to have been another opiate: carfentanil, which is estimated to be 5, times more powerful for pain relief, by weight than heroin. The Dayton death spike confirms that fentanyl-related overdose deaths are taking the lives of many cocaine and meth users, not just heroin addicts. However, the same was often true of cocaine.
Carmack had dabbled with the prescription painkiller OxyContin and morphine. By his mids, Carmack, now 37, used cocaine, heroin or fentanyl daily. He lost friends who fatally overdosed.