Toddler dies of fentanyl overdose, Kansas City Police Department said

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The fentanyl crisis in Kansas City is growing into a problem Kansas City Police Department.

Officials in Kansas City, Missouri, responded to nearly two dozen fentanyl overdoses in less than two weeks.

The department said four of the overdoses were fatal. One of the victims was a Infant found unresponsive on October 11th near East 56th Street and Norton Avenue.

The number of fatal overdoses with fentanyl may be increasing. Police said officers responded to several other drug overdoses during the same period but are awaiting autopsy results to determine how the victims died.

While fentanyl has been used in counterfeit oxycodone pills, the department said those aren’t the only drugs with him. The Kansas City Police Department said fentanyl can also be mixed into Xanax, Adderall, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.

Many people don’t know they’re taking fentanyl, according to law enforcement.

In September, the Kansas City Drug Enforcement Unit said it made four fentanyl busts. The drug seizures removed a total of 17,400 pills and a two-kilogram brick from the streets.

Add to that a drug seizure earlier this year in which 41,000 pills were taken from the hands of drug dealers. Toddler dies of fentanyl overdose, Kansas City Police Department said

Sarah Y. Kim

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