DEA agents crack down on traf­fick­ers of fake fen­tanyl

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD - From staff and wire re­ports

The U. S. Drug En­force­ment Ad­min­is­tra­tion wants to make it eas­ier for fed­eral prose­cu­tors to go af­ter peo­ple who ped­dle il­licit ver­sions of the deadly opi­oid fen­tanyl.

The agency said Thurs­day it in­tends to clas­sify drugs that are chem­i­cally sim­i­lar to fen­tanyl as il­le­gal con­trolled sub­stances.

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