- Ann Tucker
Experts Warn of Presence of Horse Tranquilizer in Street Drugs
KSLA (2/08) -- Officials note that Xylazine, a tranquilizer medicine meant for large animals like horses, is increasingly being used in Louisiana in combination with common street drugs like heroin and cocaine. [...] What makes Xylazine’s use so dangerous is that it almost entirely negates the effects of the overdose counteracting nasal spray Narcan. The spray usually reverses the effects of fentanyl, but the strength of the Xylazine could still leave the user unconscious. Cont.