EL JEBEL, Colo. (AP) — Heroin laced with horse tranquilizer has been identified as the substance found at a Colorado scene where two men were discovered dead.
The Aspen Times reports the lab analysis had come in April 13, showing the heroin to be cut with carfentanil.
A DEA warning says carfentanil is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and 100 times more powerful than the fentanyl tranquilizer.
Police say 26-year-old Michael Martinez and 30-year-old Camillo Sanchez had been found dead by a roommate March 24 in a home in the El Jebel area.
A third man had been found unconscious and was resuscitated by authorities using repeated doses of Narcan, a medicine that blocks the effects of opioids.
Nine clear capsules of the mixed drugs were found at the scene.