Fentanyl Kills Kansas City Toddler

The opioid crisis recently claimed the life of an innocent.

Sadly, this is part of a worsening local trend.

Consider that this news comes after so many comedians mocked rainbow fentanyl warnings about the danger posed to youngsters. Sure, drug dealers and Halloween pranksters probably aren't selling to youngsters or spiking candy BUT the danger of this drug can OBVIOUSLY impact children who reside in homes suffering from illicit drug abuse.

Here are the basics of the local story . . .

The department said four of the overdoses were deadly. One of the victims was a toddler found unresponsive Oct. 11 near East 56th Street and Norton Avenue.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Toddler dies from fentanyl overdose, Kansas City police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The fentanyl crisis in Kansas City is becoming more of a problem according to the Kansas City Police Department. Officers responded to nearly two dozen overdoses in Kansas City, Missouri, involving fentanyl in less than two weeks. The department said four of the overdoses were deadly.

Toddler among 4 recent victims of deadly fentanyl overdoses in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In a two-week period this month, Kansas City, Missouri, police say they have investigated the deaths of four people - including a toddler - caused by fentanyl overdoses. Police took to social media Wednesday afternoon outlining the number of cases, describing the crisis as "getting worse."

KCPD Warns Of Spike In Suspected Fentanyl Overdoses

In September, KCPD's Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) seized four large amounts of fentanyl: a 3,300 pill seizure, an 11,000 pill seizure, a 3,100 pill seizure, and a two-kilogram seizure. The department's largest seizure this year, to-date, is 41,000 pills. On multiple occasions, the DEU has seized fentanyl in brick/kilogram form.

KC police: 4 people, including toddler, die from fentanyl in 13-day span

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Kansas City police are investigating the death of a toddler exposed to fentanyl. On Oct. 11 at 5:15 p.m., they responded to 56th and Norton after someone called an ambulance about a toddler boy who was unresponsive.

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