On March 18, 2015, DEA issued a nationwide alert on fentanyl as a threat to health and public safety.*
Fentanyl is a dangerous, powerful Schedule II narcotic responsible for an epidemic of overdose deaths within the United States. During the last two years, the distribution of clandestinely manufactured fentanyl has been linked to an unprecedented outbreak of thousands of overdoses and deaths. The overdoses are occurring at an alarming rate and are the basis for this officer safety alert.
*Courtesy - Drug Enforcement Administration
As the responsible party, the property owner of record should be contacted as soon as reasonably possible and informed of the situation and requirements for mitigation. The general framework of the process for the cleanup and decontamination of the fentanyl contaminated property should be established by an experienced, certified clandestine drug lab decontamination company. The dwelling should be considered unsafe for human occupancy until post decontamination sampling and analysis demonstrates the property is fit for use. The posting restricting any unauthorized access (if applicable) to the property should only be removed after it has been deemed safe by an industrial hygienist with familiarity and experience with fentanyl lab sampling and clearance requirements.
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