March 3, 2024
Politics and GovernmentThe Department of Homeland Security is Considering Labeling Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

The Department of Homeland Security is Considering Labeling Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

According to an internal memo, the Department of Homeland Security may classify fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction "when certain criteria are met."

Dated February 22nd, 2019 the informational memorandum, offered background on the drug and how some elements of the U.S. government see fentanyl as a potential "mass casualty weapon."

"Fentanyl's high toxicity and increasing availability are attractive to threat actors seeking nonconventional materials for a chemical weapons attack," wrot...

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