Nebraska Has Burst Of Drug Overdoses

     Law enforcement agencies across Nebraska are warning residents of an increased risk following a spate of drug overdose deaths in the state. 

    The Omaha and Lincoln police departments, Nebraska State Patrol and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration issued a joint news release on 21 overdoses – 8 resulting in death – in Lincoln and Omaha since last Tuesday.

     Officials say the majority of the overdoses involved cocaine laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. 

      Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine, which means a dose equivalent in size to a few grains of salt can be lethal.

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