Mayor Riely warns of lethal drug on the rise in western North Dakota
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
Last week, Watford City Mayor Phil Riely issued a public service announcement (PSA) advising parents and community members to be extra vigilant about what comes into their child(ren)’s reach. Specifically Rainbow Fentanyl. The mayor’s PSA describes it as a substance that comes in the form of brightly colored loose powder or pills. And in recent weeks, according to Riely, this drug has made its way to western North Dakota.
“It could come in any shape or size and it’s stupid deadly. It’s nothing to fool around with,” says Riely.
We can all look back on our youth and recall a drug that held popularity at some point in time. Traditionally, teens have been drawn to drugs they perceive as low-risk, although every drug holds some level of risk.
But today’s generation is gambling with their lives each time they use, because of drugs like Fentanyl.