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Fentanyl-laced  drug overdoses concerns county attorney


December 5, 2018

WORLAND – A Worland man was life-flighted to a Billings, Mont. hospital over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend after an apparent heroin overdose. Toxicology reports showed the synthetic opioid fentanyl was also in the patient’s system.

The man survived and remains hospitalized while he continues to recover.

According to Washakie County Attorney John Worrall, the fentanyl-laced heroin is believed to be related to recent drug arrests but the case continues to be under investigation.

Fentanyl is a painkiller up to 10 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. It...

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