Massive fentanyl seizure deserves scrutiny Posted in: Opinions Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin. Perfect statistics aren’t kept regarding overdose deaths of non-prescribed opiods, but fentanyl availability spiked in 2013 with much now coming from China through Mexico. This drug killed (along with other synthetic opiods) more than 28,400 in just 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!