BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A synthetic drug known as “gray death” has made its way into Pennsylvania.
Bethlehem police arrested 31-year-old Jennifer Martinez, who they said was dealing the drug out of a home where she was raising her three young children, WFMZ-TV reported.
The drug -- a mixture of heroin, fentanyl and elephant tranquilizers -- gets its name because its coloring and texture is similar to cement. It can kill on contact.
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“If you are looking for this to get high on, don't, because you are going to use one bag and you are going to cure your addiction. You will die. You will never be addicted to anything else,” Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio said.
In recent months, “gray death” started showing up in Ohio. It had primarily been found in the deep South, including Georgia, where it has been linked to 17 deaths.
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