Carfentanil is a Schedule II drug and is an analog synthetic version of Fentanyl, created to be more potent, and also less expensive.
Carfentanil is reported to be 10,000 times stronger than morphine, 4,000 times stronger than heroin, and 1,000 times stronger than Fentanyl. It is marketed as a horse and elephant tranquilizer; however, drug traffickers are shipping it into the US from China for other purposes.
Fentanyl and carfentanil are used as additives to make heroin and other drugs stronger, thereby generating more profit for drug dealers. Because of the profit potential, fentanyl and Carfentanil is silently slipping into small towns and cities across the US.
Some cities have seen their overdose rates shoot up to new, disturbing heights. During a single weekend, Cincinnati Ohio recorded 30 overdoses. The most elusive aspect of the drug is that it looks like regular table salt, however, only a few small granules are enough to prove fatal.
As if Carfentanil were not disturbing enough, there is a substance very similar but more potent, known as “Lofentanil,” which can be over 100,000 times stronger than the standard dose of morphine.
For more information on the comparative strength of various opioids, please click here.