Rainbow Fentanyl raises concerns in Roseville and throughout region
A deadly drug designed to lure the palace
ROSEVILLE, CA – The Placer County District Attorney’s Office’s Main Narcotics Unit is reporting rainbow-colored batches of fentanyl making its way into the county, apparently designed to market to minors.
“To be clear, all fentanyl bought on the street is deadly, regardless of color, shape, size, or shape,” Placer said. County District Attorney Morgan Gere, “However, we find that this rainbow-colored substance is one of the many tools that dealers use to attract poison to our children. Any form of drug that doesn’t come from a doctor’s prescription can be deadly, but we want to The community knows these multi-colored powders are one of the trends we’re seeing in the fentanyl market.”
Placer County experienced a 450% increase in fentanyl deaths between 2019-2021. According to the CDC, fentanyl is now the number one cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45, surpassing suicides and car crash-related deaths. Nearly half of the fentanyl deaths in Placer County were under 25 years old.
Reports show that many of these sales are made on app-based software such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Tik Tok. Fentanyl can come in the form of counterfeit prescription tablets and off-market vape pens, and has been reported to be in marijuana.
From participating in the “One Pill Can Kill Placer” campaign, to pushing public service announcements, to strict prosecution, to working on statewide legislation, Placer County District Attorney’s Office He remains committed to fighting the county’s fentanyl crisis.
Through the Placer County District Attorney’s Office Speaker Board – The One Pill That Can Kill campaign brings this message straight to schools. In partnership with local school districts, the campaign holds forums and attends gatherings at local schools to educate parents and students about the dangers of fentanyl. The forums started this week and will continue throughout the school year.
“The biggest tool we have against this pandemic is opening the lines of communication,” Gere continued. “We need to remove the stigma surrounding the issues affecting our children today and what mechanisms they use to deal with these issues. Fentanyl has changed the landscape – what were previously considered harmless experiences can lead to death. Children who try to take pills they think are Another thing is they die the first time and it is very devastating. We will continue to aggressively prosecute dealers who sell this poison in our community, but this is only part of addressing this epidemic. Be aware and talk to your loved ones openly about these risks.”
Learn more about the boycott campaign against fentanyl at www.1pillcankillplacer.com