166k Worth of Fentanyl Pills Found in Spare Tire

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    Police said that officers conducting the illegal drug investigation on Wednesday discovered the drugs close to 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, Fox 10 said on Friday.

    Phoenix Police shared images of the tire as well as the plastic bags that contained what seemed to be blue pills

    The agency stated that 20 year old Alexa Magana was detained for transportation and possession of narcotics to be sold.

    Fentanyl is identified as a synthetic opioid, in accordance with the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

    “Some drug dealers mix the fentanyl drug with other drugs including methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and MDMA. It takes only a few minutes to create the high associated with fentanyl which makes it a less expensive option” the institute added:

    It is especially dangerous when those who take drugs aren't aware that they could contain fentanyl as an inexpensive but risky additive. It is possible that they are taking more opioids than they are used to and may be more prone to overdose.

    Similar to heroin, morphine, and other opioids, fentanyl is a drug that binds with the opioid receptors in your body which are located in regions of the brain that regulate emotions and pain. When you take opioids on a number of occasions, your brain adjusts to the substance, decreasing its sensitivity. This makes it difficult to experience satisfaction from anything else other than the substance.

    Overdose deaths rose 15 percent in the course of the first year of President Joe Biden's term in office, figures obtained from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disclosed, and Breitbart News reported on May 11.

    More than 107,000 people were killed by an overdose in the last year, according to statistics which included more than 80,000 who died of opioids.

    In the meantime, “Deaths from fentanyl continue to grow as Biden pursues open border policies, allowing more drug smugglers into the United States,” the publication continued.

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