Animal tranquilizer xylazine rarely found in WA’s illegal fentanyl, study finds
A powerful veterinary tranquilizer infiltrating the United States’ illicit drug market is only present in a small fraction of Washington’s fentanyl supply, according to a new report. The study, released last week by drug testing laboratory Millennium Health, looks at the presence of xylazine, also known as “tranq,” in about 160,000 urine drug tests across […]
Xylazine or ‘tranq’ in WA: Rising drug threat or an empty one?
Paul LaKosky has about $30,000 worth of xylazine test strips sitting in a room next to his office at Tacoma Needle Exchange. The harm reduction group, which hands out clean syringes and other supplies to people who use drugs, has been testing illicit substances for xylazine since February. But LaKosky, the needle exchange’s director, only […]