St. Mary and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Offices Warning Public About "Gray Death"
Gray death is an illicit opioid combination of powerful and dangerous drugs that have led to several fatal overdoses in the U.S. The designer, synthetic drug is said to be many more times potent than heroin. Overdoses have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Louisiana.
What’s exactly in gray death can vary from batch to batch, which makes it even more dangerous. It could contain heroin, fentanyl, or carfentanil – three extremely potent narcotics – or all three.
Sheriff Blaise Smith advises the public to never pick up or touch this drug if you ever encounter it and to call and report it to law enforcement. Smith goes on to say in our work to keep drugs off our streets in St. Mary Parish, we made a couple of arrests in the last few days with something we don’t see very often around here. It’s a new type of heroin called “gray death.”
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said the primary illegal drugs common to local streets, as determined by narcotics deputies, are heroin and methamphetamine. Fentanyl and crack cocaine have also been located in Terrebonne Parish.
Sheriff Larpenter goes on to say, “I have long said that people who sell these drugs are prescribers of poison, no matter a fancy name of the moment that drug or mixture of drugs bears. These heroin-fentanyl mixtures are no different. Our narcotics agents, along with everyone else on our team, continue doing everything they can to protect you from these menaces.”
Both St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter advises the public to do your part by notifying law enforcement is you see anything suspicious.