A video that has gone viral shows the streets of Philadelphia filled with people high off of “Tranq Dope.” The video released on Twitter shows men and women stumbling on the streets as if they are zombies.
This is because they are under the influence of tranq dope, which is a concoction of heroin and a horse tranquilizer called xylazine.
The opioid crisis in Democrat-run cities like Philadelphia has skyrocketed; also, many people who are addicted aren’t getting any help. This is due to the fact the Biden administration’s main focus is stopping the spread of COVID-19, instead of stopping the opioid pandemic that is killing thousands of people each year.
Here is the sad reality of Philadelphia below:
This is the City of Philadelphia today pic.twitter.com/sIj5Em51zn
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 5, 2021
Imagine if Benjamin Franklin was to take a scroll through Philadelphia and see Americans being completely destroyed by drugs the U.S. government allows to come through their borders.
More Details On Tranq Dope
Many drug dealers are cutting their heroin with xylazine which is also known as “sleep cut” or “tranq dope.” The mixture of Xylazine with heroin immediately causes a sleeping effect on users who, after injecting or snorting the drug, immediately start to nod off.
There have been only 22 reports of overdoses directly linked to Xylazine this year, but the drugs deteriorate the mind more than heroin and can cause skin lesions on users too. Currently, Xylazine is approved by the FDA, but only for large animals such as horses.
Many drug dealers are obtaining the drug from veterinary offices who are most times unknowingly selling it to someone with no intention to give the drug to their horses. According to FilterMag, Tranq dope (or sleep cut) has been on the drug scene in New York and Philadelphia for a while now.
The first reported usage of the drug was reported in Puerto Rico. The news media in Puerto Rico called the mixture of Xylazine and heroin the “zombie drug” because it would sedate users.
The opioid crisis in Philidelphia, especially in places like Kensington, is out of control. Fentanyl is tearing through these communities & destroying families.@JoeBiden just reduced penalties on drug traffickers who push this poison & that will make this crisis far worse. https://t.co/FRKW8KoMcR
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) September 5, 2021
Increase of Drug Overdose Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The CDC reported that during the 2020 pandemic, there were over 93,000 deaths from drug overdose in the United States. In the year before the pandemic, there was a total of 73,000 overdose deaths.
The increase of overdoses could be directly related to Democrat lawmakers choosing to issue lockdowns; these lockdowns isolated many Americans who were recovering from drug addiction, hence causing them to use again because they were cut off from their support groups.
Most of the drugs overdoses were due to a powerful opioid called Fentanyl. Many families over the last year sadly became very familiar with the word Fentanyl; they have lost mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends due to this drug.
If the CDC gave the drug epidemic half the attention they give COVID-19, then drug overdoses would be cut in half.