As a parent myself it's hard to imagine my kids being hurt or even killed due to them ingesting drugs that they thought were candy.

Sadly, that could potentially be the reality for some parents in Alabama with this new wave of deadly drugs.

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Earlier this year, police in Alabama warned residents about finding a highly potent and even deadly drug out in public places. It seems like people are finding this drug more often in Alabama.

The places where people were finding these drugs were absurd. All public places where children are known to play.

The DEA recently sent out a warning to parents across America of a new trend where rainbow-colored fentanyl is being discovered in many states. Places as close as Florida and Texas have seen reports of warnings from their local law enforcement offices warning parents of the potential for the new colorful drug.

The new trend is said to be an effort to target young Americans.

"Rainbow fentanyl—fentanyl pills and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes—is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults,” said DEA Administrator Anne Milgram. 

“The men and women of the DEA are relentlessly working to stop the trafficking of rainbow fentanyl and defeat the Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for the vast majority of the fentanyl that is being trafficked in the United States.”

I'm sure we all wish that evil in this world like this didn't exist but it does and we have to make sure we're protecting our children.

To read more about this new deadly drug trend, visit the DEA by clicking here.

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