Grey Death: "if you put this in your body, you will die, no questions asked."
A new deadly drug is showing up around the country. There are even reports of it showing up here in Alabama.
It's called Grey Death and Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force Commander Clay Hammac says it lives up to it's name.
"If you put this in your body you will die, no questions asked," Commander Hammac said.
He says it's a combination of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil.
The CDC shows from year to year, Alabama has seen an increase in opioid drug overdoses. Alabama sees hundreds of deaths due to overdose each year.
And if this new drug hits the streets across the state, Commander Hammac says it will only get worse.
"We certainly do see an evolution of drug abuse and addiction, and we continue to see a frightening progression, to where we ask ourselves, what could possibly be next?" Commander Hammac said.
In 2016 Commander Hammac says the most common mixture was fentanyl and herioin.
But he says people are searching for new highs, like Grey Death.
Heroin is 2 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine, and carfentanil is 10,0000 times stronger; it's actually used to tranquilize elephants.
So you can understand just how deadly the three combined really are.
"This is something that I want to be very clear about and it's not a scare tactic and it's not a shock factor. This is not a drug that you use to get high, if you put this drug into your body you will die, it will kill you. There's a reason why it's been nicknamed Grey Death. It is deadly," Commander Hammac said.