(WFAA) — At about 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dallas police sources tell WFAA a 17-year-old student at Inspired Visionary Academy overdosed on what they believe to be fentanyl.
Sources say he was rushed to a local hospital after he was given Narcan, which is used to reverse an opioid overdose.
We recently talked to DEA Special Agent in Charge Eduardo Chavez about the fentanyl epidemic and overdoses.
“It’s by far North Texas’ deadliest threat,” Chavez said.
Last year alone, Chavez said, they confiscated more than 11 million deadly doses of fentanyl in this area.
“It’s become everybody’s problem,” said Chavez.
Just one little pill called an “M30” can kill you. They are fake and made to look like real opioids — pain pills.
”I’ve been doing this for well over 20 years and now what I’ve seen with fentanyl is frankly just scary,” said Chavez.