Six West Point Cadets Overdose On Fentanyl Laced In Cocaine In Florida While On Spring Break
Four U.S. Military Academy Football Players from West Point overdose, other two follow suit attempting mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Wilton Manors, Florida (TRL) - Six football players from the West Point Military Academy in West Point, New York, recently overdosed on fentanyl that was laced in the cocaine they were snorting while on spring break.
“The U.S. Military Academy is aware of the situation involving West Point cadets, which occurred Thursday night in Wilton Manors, FL. The incident is currently under investigation and no other details are available at this time,”
-Spokesperson for West Point United States Military Academy
The CDC released date in November revealing that drug overdoses have increased by 30% from the previous year, an estimated total of over 100,000 dead.
Opioids accounted for more than 75% of the drug overdose fatalities during the year-long period ending in April.
Four of the six students actually used the drug themselves, while the remaining two overdosed while attempting to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the others.
A adult human can be killed by a dose as small as a single snowflake, either by inhaling it or absorbing it through the skin.
According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Chief, Stephen Gollan, "narcan was deployed as quickly as possible." Narcan, also called Naloxone, is an opioid antagonist that can saved a person who has overdosed if administered quickly enough.
“This is extremely alarming to us,” Fire Rescue Chief Gollan stated.
I thought of Fentanyl recently when I was watching the television show, "The Book Of Boba Fett", wherein an illegal narcotic called "spice" and the trade that follows it have overrun Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine, with rival syndicates battling each other for control of the trade. Despite the fact that Disney may be ripping off of Frank Herbert's Dune, it does sound similar to what is going on with our neighbors to the South.
Fentanyl can be up to 100x stronger than morphine and 50x stronger than heroine, depending on its quality of production. After being made at an industrial quality level in Mexico or China, it is often further tampered with by drug dealers in between its trip from manufacturer to consumer. Despite claims from the Mexican chemists, many of whom are self-taught, Fentanyl is a synthetic bioweapon that is killing Americans now at a rate of nearly 100,000 per year. That is nearly a fourth of the entire number of Americans that died in World War II.
A adult human can be killed by a dose as small as a single snowflake, either by inhaling it or absorbing it through the skin. Although not always fatal when encountered, videos have emerged from police departments in the United States of officers keeling over after a pin-drop amount lands on their skin.