Extremely dangerous Carfentanil claims life of Port St. Lucie mom
PORT ST. LUCIE (CBS12) —
The overdose epidemic continues to sweep across South Florida, as Carfentanil claims more than a dozen lives in our area in a matter of months.
The extremely powerful synthetic drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, and acts so quickly that users don't realize until it's too late.
A mother from Port St. Lucie, Teresa Jaffe, is one of the recent victims of the drug.
Carfentanil claimed her 33-year old daughter Jessica's life on September 21, 2016.
Jessica was a loving mother to an 8-year old boy named Joshua, as well as an adored daughter and friend.
Teresa explains the harrowing moments leading up to the moment she found out; the young boy finding his mother.
She shared, "Joshua called me from home and said mommy's not breathing, we can't get a pulse. You need to get home right now."
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