SUDDEN DEATH: How fentanyl is killing Oklahomans


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‘We are in perfect storm for trouble’

There is seemingly nowhere to hide from the grips of the fentanyl epidemic that has gripped Broken Arrow and much of Oklahoma.

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‘We’re in a fight for our lives’

Mexican cartels are pushing fentanyl and fentanyl-laced drugs to the streets of Broken Arrow and Oklahoma, aided by China’s supply of raw ingredients.

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‘Deceived, poisoned, murdered’

Narcan brought Cole Brown back from near death once but he eventually fell victim to the pull of addiction and an unscrupulous drug dealer.

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‘Every day is a struggle’

Gavin Long had been clean for a year but the 24-year-old eventually died in a restaurant parking lot of a fentanyl overdose.

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‘She had a beautiful soul’

After losing her only child, Meagan, to fentanyl poisoning, Michelle Shannon is imploring parents to get more educated about addiction.

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‘He was the most fun-loving guy’

Known for his big personality and bigger heart, Joseph Solomon died from a dose of 100% fentanyl.

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