Drug Alert Update
New and Dangerous Drug Mixture “WIPEOUT” May Be in Area
March 19, 2021
According to local sources, there is reason to believe that a dangerous drug mixture is going around the area that is being referred to as “WIPEOUT”.
It is believed to contain an extremely dangerous mixture of Fentanyl, Cocaine and Xylazine and is being sold in gel capsules, but this has not been confirmed. Xylazine is drug approved for veterinary use and is commonly used as an adulterant in heroin. Ingesting xylazine in combination alone or in combination with illicit drugs can cause severe central nervous system depression. Use of xylazine with cocaine or heroin can result in synergistic effects that may in crease the risk of an overdose or death.
For more info on overdoses, prevention and treatment, visit https://cchd.maryland.gov/overdose-alert/
Signs of an Opioid Overdose
- Slow, shallow breathing or not breathing
- Slow heartbeat or no heartbeat
- Not waking up or not responding to voice or touch
- Limp body
- Choking or gurgling sounds, vomiting
- Pale, clammy skin; blue or gray lips and fingertips
- Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
If You Think Someone is Overdosing
- Call 9-1-1 immediately
- Administer naloxone, if available
- Stay with the person until medical help arrives
- Don’t Run, Call 911! Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law protects people who help someone
who is overdosing from arrest or prosecution for several drug- or alcohol-related crimes. Learn more at http://www.itsneverworthit.com/
Be a Hero. Save a Life with Naloxone. When someone experiences an opioid overdose, you can restore their breathing and save their life by giving naloxone. Naloxone is a prescription medication that safely and effectively reverses an opioid overdose. It is available at Maryland pharmacies without a prescription. To learn more about naloxone, go to https://howtoadministernaloxone.maryland.gov/en/index.html.
To register for a free Naloxone training, call Access Carroll at 410-871-1478.
Connect People to Treatment and Other Resources: The Carroll County Health Department’s Bureau of Prevention, Wellness and Recovery (BPWR) and its partner agencies have many programs to help people with substance use and mental health issues. Visit https://cchd.maryland.gov/behavioral-health/ or call 410-876-4449 during business hours to speak with a Service Coordinator to learn more. You may can also call the Maryland Crisis Hotline 24/7 by dialing 211 and pressing “1”.