Why Drug Dealers Are an Under-Utilized Anti-Overdose Resource

published on May 28, 2019 by Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard in Filter

Last year, a man in his 20s attending Electric Forest, a Michigan music festival, began to cry after discovering that the cocaine he had been selling tested positive for fentanyl—the potent opioid significantly driving the overdose crisis.

“Today, for the first time, unknown to me, I had something that could really, really harm someone,” Jake* confessed to a camera he used to record his reaction. “And I had no fucking idea.”

The batch that caused his distress was not from his usual source, though. Jake told Filter that he had “resorted to finding them from someone that I have known for years prior, who had always had quality stuff.”

He was shocked to learn, after using a Bunk Police fentanyl test provided by the checking company’s founder, Adam Auctor, that his coke was not what he thought.  This, he said, particularly “impacted me because I was dedicated to bringing quality substances to my friends and family.”…

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