Almost a dozen teens in one Texas school district have overdosed on fentanyl in the past six months – with three dying – as it is revealed that pharmacies in Mexico border towns are selling ‘discounted’ meds laced with illicit drugs.
Three high schools and two middle schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD have had at least one student suffer an overdose from the illegal drug in the past six months.
Each of the overdose incidents took place between September 2022 and February 2023, with another 15-year-old girl being found unresponsive at RL Turner High School on March 3.
Pupils at RL Turner High School, Hebron High School, Dewitt Perry Middle School, Dan F. Long Middle Schools and Bea Salazer High School have all been affected by the rash of overdoses.
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton announced that the minors had been hospitalized after taking Percocet and OxyContin pills laced with lethal doses of fentanyl.