US sees fentanyl overdose record; Fort Wayne mom makes plea to include drug on routine testing

Read the original article source of this excerpt. on 10/12/2021 by Taylor Williams

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — It is a new grim milestone. The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that 9.5 million counterfeit pills were seized so far this year with more than 93,000 overdoses across the nation – a new yearly record.

One of the causes is believed to be fentanyl, and in Northeast Indiana and Allen County, the death count is rising. One of those deaths in 2020 was Stacey Croston’s 18-year-old daughter Mona.