ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s common these days to hear stories about fentanyl seizures, arrests and busts in New Mexico. In fact, the largest fentanyl bust in the FBI’s bureau history was just made in Albuquerque earlier this month.

But just how problematic is the drug for the New Mexico community? Where is it coming from? Who’s at risk? And why is the drug seemingly driving a surge of new educational campaigns? If you have basic questions about fentanyl, you’re not alone.

KRQE News 13’s New Mexico News Podcast is exploring the topic of fentanyl this week with a broad look at the drug. DEA El Paso spokesman and Demand Reduction Coordinator Carlos Briano sits down with hosts Chris McKee and Gabrielle Burkhart to discuss what he calls the “number one threat” in terms of drugs in New Mexico and the U.S.

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