Police wary of new drug

100 times stronger than Fentanyl

Courtesy photo Carfentanil is used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals. The lethal dose range for carfentanil in humans is unknown; however, it is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which can be lethal at the two-milligram range (as seen in this photograph).

NASHUA – News this week that at least three overdoses in Manchester and Meredith are linked to Carfentanil, the powerful painkiller designed for use on large animals such as elephants, is setting first responders in Greater Nashua on edge.

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