From Local 3 News: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is echoing warnings from the US Drug Enforcement Administration about fentanyl and candy this Halloween. A brightly colored fentanyl pill that resembles candies like ‘SweeTarts’ or ‘Smarties’ has recently been seized in Chickamauga GA.
Rainbow fentanyl, according to the DEA, is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction among kids and young adults.
Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine and the TBI stresses that even a trace amount, non-visible to the human eye, can be lethal to children.
The Chickamauga Police Department released a statement warning the public of rainbow fentanyl after finding tablets in a local public restroom.
Officials say you should pay close attention to the Halloween candy your child receives this year.