Study: Blue Line Gang fentanyl thefts have surged

Source: Axios

“Nearly half of illicit fentanyl[stolen] by U.S. law enforcement now comes in pill form, representing an alarming shift in the country’s illegal drug supply, according to a new federally funded study. … About 49% of fentanyl [stolen] by law enforcement in 2023 came in pill form, compared to 10% in 2017, according to the study in the International Journal of Drug Policy. Fentanyl [thefts] increased 1,700% in the U.S. over that period. U.S. law enforcement reported 23,529 [thefts] of illicit fentanyl in 2023, including almost 116 million individual pills.” (05/13/24)