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Seattle Runs Out of Morgue Space Due to Fentanyl Overdoses

'We’re exploring longer-term options for adding more capacity... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A morgue in Seattle, Washington, has run out of space due to a massive influx in fentanyl overdoses, as the deadly drug continues to flow across President Joe Biden’s open southern border with lethal results.

Seattle-King County Public Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan made the grim morgue admission at a recent board of health meeting, reported Jason Rantz with 770 KTTH radio.

“The Medical Examiner’s Office is now struggling with the issue of storing bodies because the fentanyl-related death toll continues to climb. Obviously, they have finite space in the coolers they use and that space is now being exceeded on a regular basis,” Khan said.

He also emphasized the outsized role of fentanyl in the deluge of deaths.

“The biggest driver of these fatal overdoses involves fentanyl in white powder and in fake pills, which are flooding the streets.”

Democrats recently decriminalized drugs soon after the state Supreme Court deemed its felony possession law to be unconstitutional. Now, the possession of illicit drugs is subject merely to a misdemeanor.

Per a Public Health spokesperson, the state may have to look at adding more morgue capacity to address the problems created by the state and federal governments.

“We have options for temporary morgue surge capacity when our census count gets high, including storing decedents on autopsy gurneys and partnerships with funeral homes. We’re exploring longer-term options for adding more capacity,” the spokesperson said.

Of course, the problem is also related to federal border policy, led by Vice President Kamala Harris.

Harris’s lack of border law enforcement has opened up a broad market for Chinese fentanyl suppliers, who have ramped up the drug’s production, transporting it into the U.S. via Mexican as well as Central and South American cartels.

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