Williamson County Officials Monitor New Synthetic Opioid

Williamson County Officials Monitor New Synthetic Opioid

Officials in Williamson County are monitoring the use of a synthetic opioid eight times stronger than heroin that was recently introduced to the region. The drug referred to as Pink or Pinky can be purchased online and has claimed the lives of about 100 people in Illinois since last year. State Senator Kyle McCarter of Vandalia has introduced a bill that would mark the drug as having a risk for potential abuse.