Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond (R) believes that the ever-growing and deadly fentanyl problem could be controlled by seizing illegal cannabis operators.
“It is coming up from Mexico, not that Mexicans are bringing it. It’s Chinese nationals,” Drummond told Fox 23 News.
People behind illicit marijuana operations, says Drumond, are often dealing other illegal drugs and substances, such as fentanyl.
This synthetic opioid, 50 times more potent than heroin, is now the No. 1 cause of death for Americans aged 18 to 49. It kills nearly 200 Americans per day. Of the estimated 107,622 deadly drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2021, two-thirds were from fentanyl.
“You have this perfect storm …