Rick Harrison of the hit TV show “Pawn Stars” has revealed that his son Adam died of a fentanyl overdose.
In a statement about Adam Harrison’s tragic death at just 39 years old, the devasted dad blamed the “fentanyl crisis in this country.”
He warned that the crisis is worsening because fentanyl is “just flowing over the borders.”
Harrison told Fox News the potent synthetic piperidine opioid is continuing to destroy lives because “nothing is being done about it.”
“Yes, I can confirm Adam died from a fentanyl overdose,” he said in a statement.
“The fentanyl crisis in this country must be taken more seriously.
“It seems it is just flowing over the borders and nothing is being done about it.
“We must do better,” he urged.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco Cartel are behind the majority of fentanyl flowing into the U.S.
“While the cartels’ operations are based in Mexico, DEA has identified more than 50 additional countries where these criminal networks operate,” a DEA press release states.
The agency said that cartels buy chemicals from companies located in China.
They then concoct the drug “in Mexico, and then traffic and distribute finished fentanyl widely throughout the United States.”
“Today, fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45,” the DEA noted in a press release.
“In calendar year 2023, DEA seized more than 77 million fentanyl pills and nearly 12,000 pounds of fentanyl powder.
“This is the most fentanyl seized by DEA in a single year.
“It amounts to more than 386 million deadly doses of fentanyl—enough to kill every American.”
DEA New Jersey Field Division Special Agent in Charge Cheryl Ortiz described the drug as “the greatest threat to our nation,” according to the press release.