As if there weren't already enough problematic drugs on the streets of Illinois, now there is a brand new one to be concerned about. Reports say it will eventually be in every state in America, but it's not headed to Illinois. As a matter of fact, it's already here.

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Two year ago, the National Institute of Justice warned about a new synthetic drug that was "surging across the United States". The success of this drug is because it's a partner to the deadly Fentanyl.

What is this new lethal street drug that's already in Illinois?

It's known as Bromazolam. Wikipedia confirmed that this partner to Fentanyl is already in the Land of Lincoln:

In Illinois, at least 1 person has been arrested for "unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony." for the possession of less than 15 grams (½ oz) of Bromazolam, similar to being charged for unlawful possession of Alprazolam in Illinois.

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has deemed Bromazolam an "imminent hazard to public safety".

The problem with stopping Bromazolam is that it's available online, so intercepting it on the street will not contain its spread.

For Illinois where Bromazolam is already in the hands of dealers on the street, that means "death is just a click away".

How big of a problem is Bromazolam in Illinois?

The DEA says these new designer drugs were involved in "12,499 overdose deaths in the United States between 2019 and 2021".

It's a problem that isn't headed to Illinois. It's already here.

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