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'Gray Death' seizure in Kill Devil Hills

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'Gray Death' seizure in Kill Devil Hills

On July 7, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of West Durham Street, Kill Devil Hills. During the search, approximately two ounces of what is believed to be “Gray Death” was located and seized.

      “Gray Death” is a mixture of Carfentinal, Fentanyl and Heroin and can be a high-potency recipe for death as the name states. Fentanyl is approximately 50 times more potent than Heroin and Carfentinal is approximately 100 times more potent than Fentanyl. Where Fentanyl can be found in pain management, Cartentinal is used as a large animal tranquilizer for animals such as elephants.

      “Gray Death” is described as looking like a concrete mixture, gray in color and found in chunks or powder form. If this is indeed the deadly mixture, it would be the first seizure of “Gray Death” in Dare County and a significant one. Overdoses continue to happen and this amount of the drug could have contributed to an untold amount of overdoses and deaths.

      Mark Allen Thompson, 56, was charged with Felony Trafficking in Opium or Heroin, Felony Sell/Deliver Heroin and Felony Maintaining a Dwelling for a Controlled Substance and is being held in lieu of a $750,000 secured bond.

      Please be safe and contact the Dare County Sheriff’s Office if you have information you would like to pass along. Dare Central: 252-473-3444. Dare County Sheriff’s Office: 252-475-5980. Dare County Crime Line: 252-473-3111.

      The Dare County Narcotics Task Force is made up of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Nags Head Police Department, Kitty Hawk Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.


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