It's 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and 100 times more powerful than Fentanyl. It's called W-18 and first responders believe it has made its way to our area.
"I think we've already seen in the Altoona area," said AMED Executive Director Gary Waters. "We've had some patients that have been somewhat resistant to the initial doses of narcan. The problem is, unless you actually have the heroin itself tested, that's kind of hard to determine."
W-18 is a psychoactive substance that comes in powder form, originally developed in a Canadian lab more than 30 years ago.