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‘Gray Death:’ A Lethal Combo of the Deadliest Drugs


In the U.S, the definition of addiction is getting an all-new meaning with the arrival of “Gray Death.” It is most dangerous combo known in the past 20 years.

“Gray Death” is the newest opioid combo that is redefining addiction in the U.S. It is the same substance combo that is being blamed for several drug overdose cases that were reported for the last few months in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. And, in the last three months, the Atlanta region alone reported about 50 cases of drug overdose due to the use of “Gray death.”

Moreover, Georgia Bureau of Investigation has termed this as the most deadly drug combo, seen in the last 20 years. According to reports from Chicago Tribune, this lethal combo has the appearance of a concrete mix. And, the consistency of “gray death” varies from chunky material to fine powder. And the same report suggests that this combo is made up of several substances like carfentanil, heroin, fentanyl and U-47700.

Notably, U-47700 is a synthetic opioid and last year saw the U.S. Drug Enforcement categorizing this to be the most dangerous drug. This was due to the fact that it had caused a lot of fatalities in North Carolina and New York. And, the addition of this one substance increases the potentiality of “gray death” to cause much more harm.

It must be mentioned here that the chemistry section of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation terms this to be more lethal due to the ingredients that are mixed together to make this combo. It lays more stress on the fact that the strength of this drug is so strong that any person can be at risk with just a simple touch as it is absorbed by the skin.


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