Texas Sheriff Warns Public to be Wary of Flyers Placed on Vehicles
The Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) in Houston is warning the public to be cautious of any flyers that you find under the windshield wiper of your vehicle. That's because in the past few days, flyers placed on the windshields of some law enforcement vehicles near downtown Houston have tested positive for the opiod Fentanyl. In fact, a HCSO sergeant who came in contact with the powerful synthetic drug had to receive medical treatment.
Fentanyl can be over 100 times more powerful than morphine. Upon skin contact and absorption, the drug can cause disorientation, coughing, sedation, and cardiac arrest, even within seconds after exposure.
The picture below shows a flyer that was placed on one of the HCSO vehicles, but any flyer under your windshield wiper should be handled in a cautious manner. It may be a good practice to have disposable latex gloves in your vehicle.