Renowned author and US Senate Republican candidate for Ohio J.D. Vance says he’s not worried about what’s happening between Ukraine and Russia but is more focused on what’s going on. across the US-Mexico border in terms of drug trafficking.
Tens of thousands of Americans, mostly 18-45 years old, have died from fentanyl overdoses in the past year alone, many of which flowed into Mexico from China.
“I have to be honest with you, I don’t really care what happens to Ukraine,” Vance tweeted on February 19.
“I’m really concerned about the fact that in my community right now, the leading cause of death among 18-45 year olds is Mexican fentanyl traveling across the southern border,” he added.
“I have to be honest with you, I don’t really care what happens to Ukraine… I really care about the fact that in my community right now, the leading cause of death among 18 people -45 years old is Mexican fentanyl coming all over the southern border.” – @ JDVance1 #OHSen pic.twitter.com/nf6MUzdWM5
– JD Vance for US Senate Press (@JDVancePress) February 19, 2022
According to Ohio Department of Health (ODH), “fentanyl was associated with 76% of drug overdose deaths in 2019, often in combination with other drugs. That percentage has increased from 73% in 2018, 71% in 2017 and 58% in 2016.
In addition, “Fentanyl is associated with 82% of heroin overdose deaths, 77% of cocaine overdose deaths, and 72% of cocaine-related overdose deaths. psychostimulants/methamphetamines,” ODH said. “Carfentanil was involved in 508 fentanyl overdose deaths in 2019 compared with 75 in 2018.”
In addition, the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics Note that fentanyl is a factor in more than 50% of overdose deaths and that “statistics show 42,700 deaths from fentanyl overdose in 2020”.
“Fentanyl is 50 to 300 times more potent than morphine,” the organization said. “One kilogram of fentanyl contains 250,000 lethal doses.”
On his first day in office in January 2021, President Biden signed a number of executive orders easing tough border enforcement policies enacted by former President Donald Trump.
Since then, illegal immigration has skyrocketed along with gang-related drug trafficking into the US.
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