(Phoenix, Arizona) – The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is providing a one-hour question and answer panel discussion on fentanyl.
“Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Two out of five counterfeit pills that come across our border are laced with lethal doses of fentanyl. These drugs are being marketed to our youth in the most proliferous ways and as parents and teens, they must be aware of just how dangerous fentanyl can be,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell.
A recent Arizona youth survey found that 50% of eighth graders do not know what fentanyl is. Ingesting or smoking one fentanyl pill can be lethal.
The Q & A panel discussion on September 27th is for anyone in the community. We encourage parents of teenagers from anywhere in Maricopa County to attend. The panel includes experts from our office, the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Community Bridges, Glendale Police Department, and testimony from Kim Humphreys, director of Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL). Humphreys’ adult children are recovering drug addicts. The event details are below:
September 27th from 6 to 7 pm
Independence High School
Band Auditorium, Northwest corner of 75th and Maryland Avenues
6602 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
For more information on the details of the event you can visit MCAO fentanyl presentation flyer.