A new designer drug called U-47700 is already taking lives in the state of Utah and across USA. Two 13-year-old boys from Utah were overdose just a few months ago. This synthetic drug is best known as “pink” or “pinky.” Unfortunately, the teens died of intoxication as reported by the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner. The recreational drug apparently comes from China. Kids can order it online and have it shipped to their homes. Only a small of amount U-47700 could have fatal consequences. Hire Salt Lake City drug attorney Daniel Matern to protect you against drug charges.
U-47700-A heroin substitute
Pink is a man-made drug 8 times more powerful than heroin and loaded with synthetic chemicals. The two boys who died recently in the state of Utah were found dead by their parents within only 48 hours of overdose. The kids had ordered the synthetic drug over the internet and got it delivered to their parents’ homes. Many other kids were already talking about this drug over Social Media platforms.
U-47700 can be deadly. This compound is being shipped from China into the United States and it’s laced with prescription pills and heroin. The DEA is having a hard time catching up with drug manufacturers. There is always an alternative drug being produced. A common escenario is people like Prince buying prescription opioids illegally and the medication is laced with other synthetic components, including U-47700. Many overdose deaths are attributed to opioids because an extensive testing was not conducted during autopsy. Pink is definitely one of the major causes of these deaths but there is no way to prove it without proper testing.
Drug overdose deaths
There are about 5,544 deaths each year in United States caused by opioid overdose. Although these deaths are associated with other substances, pink has probably caused many of them. So far, there have been about 80 deaths across our nation linked to this dangerous new drug. Other states keep reporting U-47700 fatalities. Although some states have tried to outlaw pink, it’s quite difficult as these drugs are ordered online and chemists keep inventing new substitutes every time a new substance is banned.
There is not a simple answer to this problem. The illegal synthetic drug continues to be sold online and people get arrested every day due to drug offenses. If you or a loved one is facing felony charges due to drug crimes and not sure what to do, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Salt Lake City. The attorney can negotiate a deal on your behalf. Depending on the nature of your case, the attorney can eliminate some charges against you and reduce the potential sentence. When you as a defendant chose to represent yourself chances are prosecutors may be unwilling to negotiate on your behalf. This is an emotional time for many defendants and the attorney can help you deal with the feelings of embarrassment and fear. A criminal defense lawyer can save you time and help you avoid some unnecessary headaches along the road. Call us today and schedule your initial consultation.