A drug recently found at the scene of an overdose is the first of its kind to appear in Prescott Valley. The drug is called “Gray Death.”
The product with the street name “Gray Death” is reported to be an illicit opioid combination of powerful and dangerous drugs that have led to several fatal overdoses in the U.S. The designer synthetic combo drug is said to be many more times potent than heroin. Overdoses and confiscation of the chemicals have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
The exact makeup of Gray Death can vary from batch-to-batch according to reports, which makes it even more dangerous. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that Gray Death is not a single drug, but typically contains several potent opioids, including whatever a drug dealer has on hand. It could contain heroin, fentanyl, and U-47700, all extremely potent narcotics. It also can be a toxic mix of other potent opioids, such as carfentanil, or other illegal drugs.
Prescott Valley Police Department continues to partner with multiple agencies to be proactive and combat illegal drug use in our community.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai County Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!