Lexington County Coroner attributes 12 deaths with mixing heroin
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) - The Lexington County Coroner has confirmed that 12 deaths in the county have been attributed to heroin being mixed with Fentanyl.
Coroner Margaret Fisher said that people are mixing Fentanyl, a legal narcotic with heroin. She further stated that drug dealers are lacing heroin with an illicit form of Fentanyl, which is causing users to overdose- and in 12 cases this year- die.
Susan Moore lost her daughter Jessica in January of this year to the deadly combination. She says, "I don't think young people think it's going to happen to them... I think Jessica certainly didn't think that this was going to happen to her."
Fentanyl is 30 to 50 times more addictive than heroin and Mexican cartels are creating their own version of the drug and are getting it across the border, according to the coroner.
Fisher is releasing this information to raise awareness with in the community about mixing these drugs, among others.