MIAMI – Florida Attorney Basic Ashley Moody desires President Joe Biden to declare fentanyl a “weapon of mass destruction.”
Moody’s request of the president cites an incident previous 7 days in Tampa and the incident in Wilton Manors in excess of spring split that noticed five West Point cadets overdose.
“Border patrol has seized plenty of fentanyl to the kill the total American population several moments around. With that in head, and the the latest mass overdose events in Hillsborough and Gadsden counties, I am demanding President Biden classify illicit fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction,” she reported in a assertion. “The federal govt now works to disrupt the provide chains of other chemical, organic, radiological or nuclear weapons — it really is not hard to picture that similar ways could be applied to decrease the flow of illicit fentanyl into the U.S. by way of cartels in Mexico — and conserve a great number of American life.”
Moody reported experiences suggest “extra than 75,000 People died of an opioid overdose through the 12-thirty day period period ending in April 2021, mainly from artificial opioids like fentanyl.”
Fentanyl is a fatal synthetic opioid, wherever just two milligrams can be deemed deadly.