Police say the synthetic opioid is 7.5 times more potent than morphine

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KELLER (CBSDFW.COM) – A new drug found by Keller police during a bust has authorities very concerned.

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During a recent drug raid at a home, agents seized several drugs including LSD, meth, ecstasy, “bath salts”, marijuana, DMT, Oxycodone, Xanax and 100g of a deadly synthetic opioid known as U-47700.

Police say it’s U-47700 that they are worried about the most since it’s 7.5 times more potent than morphine.

Toxicologist with Parkland Hospital, Dr. Kristina Domanski said it’s sold on the internet and comes in powder form.

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“People are using it in a number of ways. There has been intravenous injection, snorting it, eating it. And people are also ‘plugging’ it, which is putting it in the rectum,” she said.

Dr. Domanski said there aren’t any sufficient tests on humans, so any dosage is potentially lethal.

“We don’t know of a recommended dose. There is no safe dose. We don’t even know what a lethal dose of it is. So anyone taking this recreationally and trying to dose themselves is taking a gamble,” said Dr. Domanski.

The homeowner is facing six felony drug charges with bail set at $525,000.

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