PHARR, Texas – One pill can kill.
That's the message the Drug Enforcement Administration is spreading to bring awareness to the rise in fentanyl overdoses.
Thousands of people cross between the U.S. and Mexico daily at the Pharr International Bridge in Texas. That's also where Customs and Border Protection seized $1.2 million worth of cocaine and fentanyl on Oct. 1 — hardly a dent in the quantity of drugs making their way across the border and eventually to cities and states nationwide.
"Just the amount of fentanyl just apprehended by the Texas Department of Public Safety just this year is more than enough to kill every man, woman and child in the states of Texas, California and New York," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.