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Leachville Police Department of Arkansas Nominated For The Anything Goes Award

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Fact check: Can you overdose from fentanyl left on shopping carts? - CBS News


Leachville Police Department of Arkansas

Why this nomination? Police should check the facts first.
  • Always wipe before pushing.
Description: A warning about the dangers of drug residue on shopping carts went viral this week — but experts were quick to cast doubt on how accurate the claim really is.

The Leachville Police Department in Arkansas said customers should always wipe their shopping cart handles before using them, because deadly drugs like fentanyl could be left behind and enter your body through contact with your skin.

"All you'd have to do is rub your nose or touch your child's mouth," the police department wrote. "Children just being exposed to the powder or residue is a bad situation that can turn deadly."

But Chad Sabora, one of the founders of the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, says the chance of someone getting sick — let alone overdosing — from residue on a shopping cart is "completely impossible."

"It's just like comparing the HIV epidemic in the 80s when people claimed you could get AIDS from sitting on the toilet," Sabora told
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Publication/Media Source: CBS NEWS
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Publication Date: November 9, 2017, 6:20 PM
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Nominator: adminrw
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