Death Fears

An OPP officer holds a bag of deadly fentanyl pills. Even the dark web is shying away from the drug.
An OPP officer holds a bag of deadly fentanyl pills. Even the dark web is shying away from the drug.

Morgues in Canada and the U.S. are bursting with the corpses of people killed by fentanyl.

Both countries are dealing with an epidemic of drug overdoses that has ripped families apart and killed thousands.

Now, even the bad guys are concerned.

On the infamous dark web, all manner of narcotics — from heroin to hash — can be purchased by anonymous peddlers.

But now, there’s fentanyl and many on the dark web are giving it a pass because of its deadly nature.

According to The Guardian, online pushers are saying the drug is too dangerous to trade.

The National Crime Agency in the U.K., is reporting that dealers on the dark web are “delisting” the drug, classifying it among items that are too high-risk to trade.

One of the reasons is practical: a fentanyl death could serve up a murder charge.

“If they’ve got people selling very high-risk commodities, then it’s going to increase the risk to them,” the agency’s Vince O’Brien told The Guardian.

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