FAST FIVE: San Francisco Fentanyl-Related Deaths Spiked 150% Last Year
Last year, fentanyl overdose deaths jumped 150% in San Francisco, to 89, up from 37 deaths in 2017.
Fentanyl was first spotted on the streets of the city during the 2008 financial crash when five deaths were reported.
That number is expected to increase dramatically this year, could be several hundred by year's end.
Fentanyl is starting to become a significant issue across the city; this comes at a time when the homeless crisis is also gaining momentum.
The total number of homeless counted in the city in January 2019 was nearly 10,000, according to the Los Angeles Times.