On the department’s Facebook, “Some of our patrol officers recently discovered and seized fentanyl, which they describe as looking like ‘chewed gum’.
Department spokesperson Officer Cassandra Fovel told KPIX 5 that they suspect the colors are not random.
“Yellow is one of them, blue is another,” Fovel said. “Each of the colors symbolizes a different level of power.”
A new form of Fentanyl (Hayward Police)
According to Hayward Police, Fentanyl is “fatal, ever-changing, and easily concealed,” and is also responsible for causing overdose deaths. USA reached record level last year. The man-made opioid is reportedly up to 40 times more toxic than heroin and up to 100 times more toxic than morphine, and is often used to stave off other drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine.
“I still meet people every week who don’t know that fentanyl can kill and it’s in the United States,” Greenbrae mom Michelle Leopold told KPIX 5. “Right now there is enough fentanyl in the US to kill every single person. ”
“Please pass this information on to your family and friends. “We want the community to be more informed and to recognize and report such substances, especially those who know someone with a substance abuse problem,” Hayward Police said.
“We want the community to be safe and aware that if they see such items in public, they will stay away,” Fovel said.