Minimize Inappropriate Internet Purchases

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Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is ideal for online sale as enough fentanyl to get almost 50,000 people high can fit in a standard first-class envelope.[1]

Current Status

*Although federal agencies have not released data on the prevalance of drugs ordered online, other researchers have found that leading sites are doing far more business than the original Silk Road
  • As of June 2017, the leading dark net market, AlphaBay, had more than 21,000 listings for opioids and more than 4,100 for fentanyl and similar drugs, from dozens of dealers large and small. [2]
  • In recent months, though, the number of listings for fentanyl on AlphaBay and other dark web sites has been rising steadily.[3]


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