The drug is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, and it can take up to 10 hits of a heroin overdose treatment drug to bring back someone from an overdose.
Those are two of the reasons why law enforcement officials are sounding the alarm about “gray death,” a drug police have found in heroin.
The effects are amazing, said Canandaigua Police Detective Dan Visingard. One or two shots of Narcan, which is the course of action for emergency treatment of an OD, is one thing.
“I can’t imagine 10 on somebody,” Visingard said.