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A new veterinary tranquilizer called Xylazine has hit the streets of America’s biggest cities, causing people to wander around, zombie-like, and rotting their skin from the inside. The drug is approved for use on cows and horses in the US, but drug dealers are now lacing cocaine and heroin with the powerful sedative, according to the Daily Mail.
Though it has been used with cocaine and heroin, the report noted that it is most commonly cut with fentanyl, a lethal synthetic opioid that already claims the lives of tens of thousands of Americans every year. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has reported that Xylazine is available on the internet, in both liquid and powder form, for as little as $6.
Anne Milgram, DEA Administrator, said: “Xylazine is making the deadliest drug threat our country has ever faced, fentanyl, even deadlier.”
“DEA has seized xylazine and fentanyl mixtures in 48 of 50 States.”
“The DEA Laboratory System is reporting that in 2022 approximately 23% of fentanyl powder and 7% of fentanyl pills seized by the DEA contained xylazine.”
Xylazine’s common street name is “tranq,” and it now has the Los Angeles authorities attempting to learn how prevalent the drug actually is in the city. There have been reports of people’s skin rotting off their bones, as well as the degeneration of muscle.
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