A flesh-eating “zombie drug” has begun ravaging citizens across the U.S. – and, the threat became even greater when Title 42 expired Friday, robbing the U.S. Border Patrol of a crucial tool to protect the border from illegal immigration.
Fentanyl had been flooding into the U.S. across the southwest border, even when Title 42 could be used to oust self-proclaimed illegal alien “asylum seekers,” in order to protect the nation from an influx of infectious diseases, such as COVID.
Fentanyl has now become much more dangerous, as drug suppliers have been lacing it with the horse tranquilizer xylazine, which makes the drug last longer – but, also can have a deadly, flesh-eating effect.
About a quarter (23%) of all fentanyl powder seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) last year contained xylazine.
“Xylazine is making the deadliest drug threat our country has ever faced, fentanyl, even deadlier,” DEA Administrator Anne Milgram warns. “DEA has seized xylazine and fentanyl mixtures in 48 of 50 States.”
The mixture gives users a “calming sensation” and is used as an additive because it’s cheaper than fentanyl, Gary Yabuta of the DEA’s High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, told KHNL.
From Los Angeles to New York City, health officials in major cities have seen a surge in cases of the flesh-eating zombie drug – but, since xylazine itself isn’t an opioid, the typical treatments to reverse the effects of a drug like Fentanyl are ineffective.
In Philadelphia, 90% of opioid samples on the street contain xylazine. The city has deployed “mobile medical units staffed with nurses to help those suffering from a ghastly side effect of xylazine: rotting skin at the injection sites,” WSAZ reports.
In March, the DEA reported “a sharp increase in the trafficking of fentanyl mixed with xylazine” - warning that the flesh-rotting can lead to amputation.
Last month, the Biden Administration designated Fentanyl combined with xylazine as an “emerging threat to the United States.”
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