Cartels Driving Addiction for Profit: Expert

Evelyn Li
By Evelyn Li
September 27, 2022NTD Good Morning

Health officials are warning that drug dealers are targeting children and young adults with rainbow-colored fentanyl pills. They are popping up across the nation: Just earlier this month, officials seized 15,000 fentanyl pills in a variety of colors and shapes intended to look like candy.

Nationwide, there were 107,000 overdose deaths between December 2020 and December 2021, and fentanyl is responsible for around two-thirds of those deaths. NTD spoke to Derek Maltz, a former agent in charge of the Special Operations Division at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), for his insights.

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