GBI Crime Lab IDs 2 new substances similar to fentanyl - FOX Carolina 21

GBI Crime Lab IDs 2 new substances similar to fentanyl

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CLEVELAND, GA (FOX Carolina) -

The Georgia Bureau of investigation says their crime lab identified two new substances similar to fentanyl.

Investigators say both acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin, making them highly dangerous.

GBI says the drug used to reverse an opioid overdose may not work on these two new substances. 

The alert comes as police in Georgia are warning people staying in hotels to be on the lookout for any residue of the deadly substance left behind.

Officials warn residue in hotels could contain potentially dangerous substance

According to GBI, legislation was introduced to outlaw acrylfentanyl in Georgia, however, tetrahydrofuran fentanyl is not covered under GA law at this time.

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