The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a stark warning about a rise in overdoses.
Xylazine or ‘Tranq Dope’ is the drug that’s raising so many concerns in communities across Upstate New York.
Why? It’s resistant to Narcan.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office says the drug is an animal tranquilizer. It’s beginning to appear in heroin and cocaine.
It’s resistant to Narcan because the drug isn’t an opioid. Giving Narcan is still critical, officer say, because it’s regularly mixed with the Xylazine.
Authorities say they’re also seeing the mix of xylazine with opiates, depressants, synthetics, and other drugs, too.
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