According to various news outlets, the death toll related to fentanyl overdose has risen dramatically over the past two years. In Philadelphia alone, a 632% increase in deaths were attributed to the potent opioid, as well as some of the more potent analogs, as recorded by both the CDC and law enforcement.
There is an unfortunate connection between fentanyl-related overdoses and the darknet markets, a connection that local law enforcement and the DEA are becoming alarmingly aware of. In many cases, other opiate or opioid products like heroin are being laced with fentanyl, ocfentanil, or even carfentanyl.
In an effort to aid in harm reduction, some users of darknet marketplaces have taken an interest in helping keep opioid users safe. Another Reddit user, who represent Alphabay market was offering to pay for a vendor account if someone was able to use it for selling only harm-reduction products, such as Narcan.
Vendors who offered such products were given a 48-hour notice to remove