3 deaths caused by ‘tranq’/fentanyl mix confirmed in Stanislaus County. ‘Now it is here’

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A mixture of the animal tranquilizer xylazine with street fentanyl has caused three overdose deaths in Stanislaus County, an official reported Thursday as the opioid crisis continues to get worse.

In the latest overdose data, released at Thursday’s Opioid Safety Coalition meeting, the county recorded 121 deaths due to fentanyl poisoning or overdoses in 2023, almost even with the 128 fentanyl deaths in 2022.

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