Fentanyl prosecutions on the rise in Arkansas, federal prosecutors say

Officials are taking hard line on cases involving the drug

A conainer holding thousands of fentanyl pills is shown in Tempe, Ariz., in this August 2017 file photo. The pills were seized during a bust that netted some 30,000 pills containing illicitly produced fentanyl, a drug that has proven to be among the most lethal in the United States. (Drug Enforcement Administration via AP, File)
A conainer holding thousands of fentanyl pills is shown in Tempe, Ariz., in this August 2017 file photo. The pills were seized during a bust that netted some 30,000 pills containing illicitly produced fentanyl, a drug that has proven to be among the most lethal in the United States. (Drug Enforcement Administration via AP, File)


As fentanyl use in Arkansas and the U.S. continues to rise, an emerging threat has law enforcement keeping a wary eye out for fentanyl analogs -- synthetic compounds that are manufactured to mimic the pharmacology of fentanyl but can be many times more potent -- as well as other additives...

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