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ILLICITLY Manufactured Fentanyl

Illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) is available on the drug market in different forms, including liquid and powder. Fentanyl-laced drugs are extremely dangerous, and many people may be unaware that their drugs are laced with fentanyl.

Street Names for Fentanyl

  • Apache
  • China Town
  • Dance Fever
  • Friend
  • Goodfellas
  • Great Bea
  • He-Man
  • Jackpot
  • King Ivory
  • Murder 8
  • Tango & Cash

Powdered fentanyl looks just like many other drugs. It is commonly mixed with drugs like heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine and made into pills that are made to resemble other prescription opioids.

In its liquid form, IMF can be found in nasal sprays, eye drops, or dropped onto paper like small candies.

Signs of Overdose

Recognizing the signs of opioid overdose can save a life. Here are some things to look for:

  • Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
  • Falling asleep or losing consciousness
  • Slow, weak, or no breathing

Statewide Fentanyl Seizures

  • 7,153,083 fentanyl pills seized
  • 1094 pounds of powder seized
  • More than 200 arrests

Source: DOJ, April 2023

Pharmaceutical FentanylIllicitly Manufactured Fentanyl
Made in a sterile factoryMade in unsanitary conditions
Carefully blendedSloppy mixing
Dose is precise and consistentDose is random and variable
Carefully administered by doctorsHidden in the drug supply
Legitimate medical usesIncreases drug dealer profits
Death is uncommon when taken as prescribed by a doctorInvolved in the majority of US drug deaths in recent years