Election Officials Purchase Naloxone After Receiving Fentanyl-Laced LettersNovember 18, 2023
Officials are stockpiling naloxone to counter act a surge in letters containing powdery substances being sent to election offices and government buildings. Investigators in at least six states, including battleground states like Georgia and Nevada, are looking into letters containing fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug that is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Due to the increase in threats and the potential danger, some election administrators are providing naloxone kits to their staff. Even officials who have not received suspicious letters, such as those in Seminole County, Fla., and Cherokee County in Atlanta, are obtaining naloxone for their staff.