Parents are being warned that fentanyl is now being disguised as candy after laced pills were seized in Connecticut.
The DEA says there are rainbow-colored fentanyl pills that are being sold on the streets that appear to look like candy. Some of the pills are even being packaged in Skittles and Nerds wrappers. “And we know now, the DEA says, that 40 percent of the pills contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl,” said Derek Maltz, a former DEA special operations director, during an appearance on Fox News’s Fox & Friends.
“We’re seeing an unprecedented amount of kids dying as young as 13 years old,” he continued.
Between 2015 and 2021, deaths related to fentanyl use jumped from 6,000 to 63,000.