“Gray Death” Opioid Confirmed in Georgia
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 9, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
When a Georgia police officer caught up to the pick-up truck, it had stopped and the suspect was unconscious in the seat. Immediately, the officer noticed a gray substance on the floor of the vehicle and called for help, knowing his response meant life or death for the suspect.
The officer recognized the substance as the same chemical that killed its first-known Georgia victim on February 10th this year. Not only is it new in Georgia, it’s unlike any other natural or synthetic combination of drugs law enforcement has encountered in this state.
When the GBI identified it as highly toxic and deadly, a lab technician named it “gray death,” the term now used all over the country as an accurate description of the concoction – the latest and most deadly street drug available to addicts. It may be in powder form or in a chunk, with ingredients that may vary from dose to dose. Expert s described it this way: “The gray material was found to contain a toxic cocktail of opiate drugs. The ingredients vary, but often contain heroin, two kinds of fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, and U-47700, all mixed together in the same powder. The solid material has the appearance of gray concrete mixing powder, with texture variations from light/powdery to chunky/rock-like.” Continue reading