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Highway Patrol trains fentanyl detection dogs

As overdose deaths connected to fentanyl continue to rise both in Wyoming and across the nation, Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) has taken proactive steps to detect the illicit substance.

On Thursday, WHP announced that a total of ten canine teams across the state have now been trained and certified to detect fentanyl, a manmade opioid that is used in prescription form to treat patients with severe pain.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) sounded the alarm about the growing number of overdose deaths in October.

"This drug is nothing short of frightening when used illegally," said WDH Director...

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