The Dallas Field Division Announces the Seizure of Over 11.4 million Deadly Doses of Fentanyl and over 7,000 Pounds of Methamphetamine in 2022
Dallas, TX – The Drug Enforcement Administration Dallas Field Division announces the seizure of more than 7,000 pounds of methamphetamine and over 1 million fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills during the 2022 calendar year, the latter representing more than 11.4 million potentially deadly doses of fentanyl.
Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug that affects tens of thousands of lives every year and continues to be one of the most significant drug threats to every community in North Texas and Oklahoma, the area of responsibility for the DEA Dallas Field Division. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid whose illicit distribution is the deadliest drug threat facing this country. With its highly addictive nature that is 50 times more potent than heroin, just two milligrams of fentanyl is considered a deadly dose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a leading cause of death for Americans 18-45 is drug overdose and poisoning. A staggering 107,622 Americans died from taking drugs last year.
Just last month, DEA alerted the public to a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills. DEA laboratory testing in 2022 revealed that 6 out of 10 fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills contained a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This is an increase from DEA’s announcement in 2021 that four out of ten fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills contain a potentially deadly dose.
For more information on the dangers of methamphetamine and fentanyl, please visit Methamphetamine | Get Smart About Drugs and One Pill Can Kill (dea.gov).