Fentanyl-laced envelopes sent to US election officials

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Fentanyl-laced envelopes have been sent to poll workers, sparking investigations in at least two US states, Georgia’s top election official says. Brad Raffensperger said suspicious letters had been posted this week to vote counters in Georgia and the north-western US state of Washington. Both states are processing ballots from elections that took place on Tuesday. Fentanyl is a synthetic painkiller 50 times more powerful than heroin. It has been blamed for a rise in US drug deaths. ‘This is domestic terrorism and it needs to be condemned,’ Mr Raffensperger, who is Georgia’s secretary of state, told reporters on Thursday. ‘Some people like to call fentanyl a drug. It’s actually poison, it will kill you, it will kill you very quickly, very easily.'” (11/09/23)