How did enough fentanyl to kill “every man, woman and child in Cleveland” reach the United States?
APRIL 25, 2019
By 60 Minutes Overtime
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid used by dealers to spike heroin and other drugs to increase their potency; it’s so strong its mere touch can cause an overdose according to Ohio U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman. Herdman wears gloves when he shows Pelley several types of the deadly drug found by the DEA and U.S. Postal inspectors. “It’s from China. It’s manufactured in China. These are all related to cases that involve the mail or the use of the postal system,” says Herdman.