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  DHS Might Classify Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction Because Everything Is Unbelievably Stupid Now
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Last EditedRP  Apr 16, 2019 03:35pm
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AuthorMatt Novak
News DateTuesday, April 16, 2019 09:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security might classify fentanyl, a highly addictive pain reliever that’s at the center of American’s opioid epidemic, as a weapon of mass destruction, according to a leaked document obtained by military-focused news site Task & Purpose.

Task & Purpose obtained an internal DHS memo titled “Use of counter-WMD authorities to combat fentanyl,” that was prepared by James F. McDonnell, the DHS assistant secretary for countering weapons of mass destruction, who describes the opioid drug as a possible “mass casualty weapon” that is “attractive to threat actors seeking nonconventional materials for a chemical weapons attack.”
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