“To be effective we have to dismantle the organization all the way to Mexico. So that’s why this took so long as we’re really trying to dismantle the organization so there’s no remnants of that organization left behind,” said Donnie Anderson, Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
While fentanyl and heroin were uncovered in this investigation, OBN says that’s not all.
“Xylazine was found in drugs in this specific case,” said Anderson. That’s a drug OBN says is meant to sedate animals and can cause damage to the central nervous system in human. It can also be mixed with other drugs.
“This is the deadliest epidemic we’ve ever seen so from August of 2020 to August of 2021 we have seen over 107,000 fatal drug overdoses,” said Anderson.
OBN says 99% of drugs on the black market right now are more than likely going to be laced with fentanyl.
Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.