Illicit distribution of Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is plaguing the country and killing children and young adults who unknowingly consume the drug after buying counterfeit prescription pills or street drugs, like cocaine and marijuana. 
Derek Maltz, former director of the DEA Special Ops, and Angela Webb, executive director and CEO of Arrive Alive California, join Dr. Phil on Wednesday’s episode, “Deceived to Death: The Fentanyl Crisis in America,” and share alarming facts about the fentanyl crisis in America.

“This is a mass poisoning killing our kids at record levels,” Maltz says.
“Our teens and our young adults are being deceived to death,” Webb adds. “It is terrifying, and we can prevent this.”
Hear more from the experts in the video above.
On Wednesday, families whose loved ones died after unknowingly consuming fentanyl-laced drugs share their stories. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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