Sacramento County is hosting a virtual town hall event Thursday on the dangers of fentanyl

Fentanyl has killed more than 100 people in the Sacramento area in the last year. In light of the issue, which is being described as both a local and national emergency, Sacramento County Health Departments and the County Attorney’s Office will be holding a “Virtual Fentanyl Awareness Townhall” Thursday night to see this years ago when we saw Norco pills, that were spiked with fentanyl, and we saw multiple deaths at the time, and since then the fatality rate has increased here in the Sacramento area,” said Lori Miller of the Sacramento County Substance Use and Prevention Unit. The county considers fentanyl a local and national emergency after has killed over 100,000 people in the United States. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. The drug often kills people who have used counterfeit prescription pills. City Hall at 5 p.m. aims to raise awareness to raise awareness for those who may recognize the dangers and vulnerabilities of the drug e do not know, and safety practices and harm reduction for substance users. Click here to stream City Hall live on YouTube.

Fentanyl has killed more than 100 people in the Sacramento area in the last year. In light of the issue, which is being described as both a local and national emergency, Sacramento County Health Officials and the County Attorney’s Office will hold a “Virtual Fentanyl Awareness Townhall” Thursday night.

“It’s so prevalent and so increasingly deadly that we started seeing this years ago when we saw Norco pills laced with fentanyl and we saw multiple deaths back then, and since then the lethality has increased here in the Sacramento area,” he said Lori Miller of the Sacramento County Substance Use and Prevention Division.

The county considers fentanyl a local and national emergency after killing over 100,000 people in the United States.

Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. The drug often kills people who have consumed fake prescription pills.

The 5 p.m. Town Hall aims to raise awareness for those who may not be aware of the drug’s dangers and vulnerabilities, as well as safety practices and harm reduction for substance users.

Click here to stream City Hall live on YouTube.

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