New Drug Taking Over City Streets: Makes Fentanyl look like Childs Play!

Philadelphia, once a city of brotherly love, now finds itself ensnared in a harrowing crisis. The culprit? A widely prescribed veterinary tranquilizer, Xylazine, commonly referred to as “tranq” on the streets. This unsettling trend has left the city’s streets marred by dramatic and disturbing scenes of individuals in a zombie-like stupor, either immobilized on sidewalks or sprawled on porches.

The effects of this new epidemic have been tragically visible through viral social media videos. Yet, what’s equally startling is how this problem appears to disproportionately affect cities under Democratic Party administration. As the wave of tranq abuse washes over our streets, it paints a stark picture of the stark contrast between addiction’s grip and the decaying urban scenes it leaves in its wake.

Xylazine, originally intended for veterinary use, has now infiltrated the realm of recreational drugs. Its seductive potency lures users into a perilous dance with devastating side effects, including flesh deterioration. To make matters worse, it’s often mixed with a cocktail of other substances, compounding the risks. Shockingly, tranq was detected in approximately 90% of drug samples in Philadelphia in 2021.

The Philadelphia Department of Health and Board of Health issued a dire warning earlier this year, acknowledging that “Xylazine has hit Philadelphia particularly hard, causing increased overdose deaths as well as severe wounds that can lead to sepsis and amputation.”

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sounded the alarm on the deadly mix of tranq with the synthetic opioid fentanyl, another nefarious player in the escalating drug crisis. Fentanyl, with its skyrocketing abuse rates, has ushered in a tragic surge in overdose deaths.

The DEA minced no words, declaring that “Xylazine is making the deadliest drug threat our country has ever faced, fentanyl, even deadlier.” Their chilling statement revealed that the agency had seized “xylazine and fentanyl mixtures in 48 of 50 states.”

As Philadelphia grapples with this nightmarish crisis, the nation watches closely, hoping for a solution that can pull the city from the abyss of addiction and despair.