Drug that is 200 times more potent than heroin is sweeping Chicago

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As rampant as the heroin epidemic has become, there is something new and even more dangerous.

A drug 80 to 200 times more potent than heroin is showing up all over Chicago. Overdoses from a synthetic form of fentanyl are being reported in most collar counties.

Users have been combining heroin and fentanyl for years. Fentanyl is much stronger than heroin and gives you a better high. But officials say there is a new form of fentanyl that may be catching users off guard.

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