The new enemy in the opioid wars

There's a new enemy in the opioid wars.

It's called Fentanyl.

It's a synthetic drug that is quickly rivaling heroin as a huge problem for those on the front lines of the addiction wars in the county and region.

It is often added to heroin, or sometimes even sold separately in place of heroin. The problem is that Fentanyl is much more powerful than heroin, making overdoses an even greater danger.

And those who are selling this stuff on our streets are not always bothering to tell their customers of this new, lethal aspect. All of which led Upper Darby top cop Mike Chitwood to brand those peddling this poison as no less than 'purveyors of death.'

It's on our editorial page today.