7 Elementary Students Hospitalized By Fentanyl

Kids On HARD Drugs – They Found It WHERE!?

Seven elementary students in Amherst, Virginia, became sick after ingesting gummy bears from a bag that tested positive for fentanyl.

Reports show the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office reported that two students had an allergic reaction to the gummy bears, requiring two to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Their parents transported the other three.

Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) released a statement saying that the bag containing the gummy bears was brought to school by one of the students and was evaluated by authorities after the children became sick.

The gummies tested positive for fentanyl, but the school district clarified that only the bag had tested positive for the synthetic opioid. The gummy bears were in a ziplock bag. The area where the students had eaten was wiped down with sanitizer.

A report reveals the children’s fentanyl-related ailments led to the arrest of Nicole Sanders (26) and Clifford Dugan Jr. (50), who face criminal charges.

Dugan also faces charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun. Sanders was charged with a controlled drug possession. Both were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child.

U.S. authorities have recently discovered candy-shaped tablets laced with fentanyl. According to the Justice Department, twenty lbs of heart-shaped, pink fentanyl-laced tablets were found among the over 220 pounds of narcotics confiscated in Massachusetts last month by the FBI.

Over 73,000 individuals in the United States died in 2022 from fentanyl overdoses, making it one of the top causes of mortality for Americans. The synthetic painkiller fentanyl has become an increasingly severe threat due to Mexican drug gangs often smuggling it across the southern US border.

Fentanyl has a potency that is 100 times higher than morphine and about 50 times higher than heroin, according to the Texas Health and Human Services. A lethal overdose of fentanyl may be achieved with as little as two milligrams, which is equivalent to twelve grains of salt. Substance abusers unknowingly consume the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl when it is mixed with other narcotics like cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine.