Jumping right into this, 'Gray Death' is another name for heroin, according to Wikipedia:

In slang, Gray death is heroin that has been laced with synthetic opioids.

The technical name for 'Gray Death' is Carfentanil and according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Carfentanil, which is used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentany.

 It is often mixed in with other drugs such as cocaine or crystal meth — and often drug users have no idea their drugs have been tainted.

Carfentanil and other fentanyl-related compounds are a serious danger to public safety, first responder, medical, treatment, and laboratory personnel. These substances can come in several forms, including powder, blotter paper, tablets, and spray. The substance can be absorbed through the skin or accidental inhalation of airborne powder.

Here's what Indiana State Police Supt. Doug Carter said about this new drug 'Gray Death':

“Here’s the bottom line." said Indiana State Police Supt. Doug Carter, “Many people become addicted to opioids from what originally started as legitimate prescribed use, while others became addicted as a result of illicit use.” Carter continued, “But addiction is addiction regardless of the path and this is not a problem we can - or should try - to arrest our way out of. And equally as troubling is the threat these substances are posing to the health and safety of public safety professionals.” Carter concluded, “We in law enforcement will continue to direct our resources toward arresting the traffickers of these illegal substances and working with prosecutors to build the strongest case possible to make the price of conviction higher than the profit from peddling death and destruction.”

 

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