Colder temperatures are keeping us indoors, along with the potential risk of contracting COVID-19, so federal drug officials in the Garden State say it's crucial that residents secure their prescription drugs so that they don't end up in the wrong hands.
Carfentanil is an opioid used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as treating late-stage cancer patients for pain relief. Now it's being abused by drug cartels across the world.
The heroin and opioid epidemic continues to grow not only in New Jersey, but across the nation. A team of panelists held a training session in Toms River this week to discuss how to curb the epidemic and instill more healthy alternatives.