(CBS 19) — Texas officials are alerting the public of a highly dangerous drug combination making its way across the Lone Star State.
“Xylazine is making the deadliest drug threat our country has ever faced, fentanyl, even deadlier.” DEA has seized xylazine and fentanyl mixtures in 48 of 50 States. The DEA Laboratory System is reporting that in 2022 approximately 23% of fentanyl powder and 7% of fentanyl pills seized by the DEA contained xylazine.”Administrator Milgram, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has issued a health advisory notifying healthcare providers that xylazine (tranq), an animal tranquilizer, is being combined with illegal drugs being distributed in Texas.
“Law enforcement has identified xylazine in the illegal fentanyl supply in West Texas, and it has been combined with other opioids, benzodiazepines like Xanax, and recreational drugs, leading to at least four reported xylazine-related deaths,” the DSHS said..