Via News 12:
A new report from the CDC shows an alarming increase in the number of deadly fentanyl overdoses.
The report shows that the number of deaths from synthetic opioids like fentanyl climbed 73 percent from 2014 to 2015, and jumped up 264 percent from 2012 to 2015.
Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, and it is used by dealers as a cheap way to make a more potent product, sometimes without the user knowing.
The opioid epidemic has found its way into some quiet and typically safe communities like the one in Plainview where Lee and Lisa Kassler live.