Although the US Drug Enforcement Administration is working to counter the drug trade on social media platforms, highly toxic opioids filled with fentanyl are killing middle school children in America through the Snapchat application, and according to CNN, fentanyl is a highly toxic synthetic opioid and anesthetic. Unmatched.
Robert Murphy, the special agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration, explained that children believe that they are buying from drug dealers substances to treat anxiety disorders such as (Axenex), or substances that increase the secretion of the hormone of happiness and enhance the feeling of alertness, such as (Adderall), or an anti-pain drug such as (oxycodone). ), but in fact they only get fentanyl.
And the special agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration added that during the analysis of these pills found with children, 40% of them contain the deadly fentanyl, of which only a few milligrams is enough to end a person's life.
While drug-related child deaths have increased significantly, the rate has more than tripled from 2019 to 2020.
Fentanyl also claimed the lives of some children. Last month, 12-year-old Delilah Medeiros died in California.
Also, a 13-year-old boy died in Connecticut from fentanyl, as police found 40 bags at his school and 100 in his bedroom.
Last year, Amy Neville found her 14-year-old son, "Alexander", dead in his room of the highly toxic drug fentanyl, after he got it from the Snapchat app, saying: "He was blue...it looked as if he was sleeping in the chair. .”
While buying drugs on social media is so common that the DEA has worked out the codes they use in their Snapchat messages to make purchases.
The special agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration explained that the message, which contains emojis of a cake, a missile and a piece of candy, may seem innocent to some, but it means that the drug dealer received a good large shipment of the drug (Axenex) and it is ready for sale.