Carey Dean Moore has been on death row for almost 40 years.
"Make no mistake, misuse of fentanyl will kill you!” warned a DEA special agent.
"Fentanyl is not a choice. It’s a contamination crisis.”
Investigators are closing in on Big Pharma, claiming that shady tactics fueled the opioid crisis.
An opioid at the heart of America's drug epidemic will be used for death row executions in Nevada and Nebraska if the never-before-tried combination of drugs is approved.
'This seizure alone contains enough potency to kill half of the population of New York City, if laboratory analysis proves it is all fentanyl,' special agent says.
Law enforcement officials identified two illicit synthetic opioids that are so strong they can be absorbed through the skin.
Last year marked the sixth consecutive year that fatal overdoses increased in the city, and the rate rose among all demographic groups.
Investigators seized pills containing fentanyl at Prince's home after the singer's death, but they were marked hydrocodone.
Deaths from the synthetic opiate look like early signs of a lethal new chapter in the U.S.'s surging addiction crisis.