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Drug & Fentanyl Information

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It is imperative that everyone handling controlled substances be cognizant of the hazards that are inherent with some of these drugs and take appropriate precautions. The Indiana State Police Laboratory’s Drug Unit has identified fentanyl and carfentanil in casework samples. Several overdoses have been linked to these drugs and they can pose significant dangers to those exposed to them.

For more information read the Indiana State Police Laboratory's General Precautions for Dangerous Drugs Special Bulletin.

Additional Resources:

CDC Health Advisory – Fentanyl

CDC Health Update – Fentanyl

DEA Fentanyl Fact Sheet

DEA Warns Local Law Enforcement and First Responders About the Dangers of Fentanyl Exposure

Disposition of Seized Items IC 35-33-5-5 (e)

Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Car Crashes – NBC News -Drug Overdose Deaths Passed 50,000 Last Year in the U.S. – Far More Than the 37,000 Deaths in Road Accidents

Fentanyl Crisis: DEA Issues Guideline for First Responders Dealing With Deadly Drug

Fentanyl Safety for First Responders

National Institute on Drug Abuse – Fentanyl Information

Office of National Drug Control Policy - Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

Office of National Drug Control Policy - Fentanyl: The Real Deal (training video) 

Drug Information and Statistics

Drug Case Submission Trend 2019-2023

Drug Trends 2014-2023

Drug Weight Thresholds

Drugs Through the Decades

New Controlled Substances

Fentanyl Trend 2014-2023

Top 5 Drugs 2014-2023

Study of Field Portable Devices for Presumptive Drug Testing