Over the past two weeks, the Riverside County Gang Impact Team (GIT) has seized thousands of pills containing fentanyl as well as several kilograms of the potentially deadly drug in powder form.
The investigation by the Riverside Police Department resulted in the seizure of 21 kilos of carfentanil.
Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl and 10,000 times more potent than morphine. A lethal dose of carfentanil in humans would be at the nanogram level – much smaller than the two milligrams of fentanyl that can kill.
If mixed in with other drugs, the 21 kilos of carfentanil seized could have been enough to potentially kill more than 50 million people.
The chamber worked with our office to provide bumper stickers with our campaign phrase “What’s in your pills? Fentanyl kills.” The bumper stickers are being placed on several of our official DA’s Office vehicles and we will also be providing them to the public at various community outreach events and presentations.