Furanyl fentanyl according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations is a new drug that is seven times more potent than heroin. It is so dangerous that is can kill someone instantly when someone touches it. Furanyl fentanyl is a designer version of fentanyl. Similar to morphine it is a very powerful synthetic opioid analgesic, which has reportedly caused 19 deaths in Georgia from 2016 to 2017. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has become so worried that it issued a public safety alert on Thursday. The alert warned the people from using the Schedule I drug. The alert was sounded after a scare in January when GBI was called to a factory where it found 10 kilos of pills and powder mistakenly labeled as oxycodone, another opioid. Gwinnett County Deputy Shannon Volkadov said, “When I found out what I actually had, (I was) definitely a little scared because of the amount that was submitted. Anything could have happened, but luckily with the protective gear and the staff that I had, everything went OK.” GBI Crime Lab chemist Dineen Kilcrease said. “Oxycodone to touch it is still going to be very safe. To touch furanyl fentanyl could absolutely be fatal, just through the skin.”Also Read - Massive Drug Bust in Delhi: 354 kg Heroin Worth Over Rs 2,500 Crore Seized, 4 Arrested

Another drug called U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl are both Schedule I drugs and are used in the same manner as heroin. They have a high potential of abuse and no currently known and acceptable treatment in the United States. The drugs are either distributed in powder or tablet forms. The GBI warned that both the substances are lethal and warned the law enforcement workers and the public should use caution when handling them as they are extremely toxic in the smallest quantities when inhaled or absorbed through skin. Also Read - Navy Captures Pakistani Boat With Drugs Worth ₹3000 Crore in Arabian Sea

Furanyl fentanyl causes shallow breathing, pinpoint pupils, nausea or vomiting, loss of consciousness and heart failure and was assigned a Schedule I category because of these ill effects. The Legislature has passed a law making furanyl fentanyl illegal in Georgia. Also Read - Karan Johar Denies Drugs Usage at Party, Submits Written Reply to NCB After Receiving Notice