The trailer for a new documentary about the dangers of fentanyl includes video of two paramedics saving 19-year-old Leander resident Tucker Roe from his first overdose of the drug in March 2021. Tucker has an oxygen mask over his face and his mother, Stefanie Turner, is holding his hand in the clip. “C’mon Tuck,” she says. “Momma needs you, baby.” …
“Fentanyl is a poison. Fentanyl is murder.”Charlie Minn, Director, Fentanyl Unlimited
The film, based in Texas, includes interviews with families whose teenage children have died from fentanyl overdoses and interviews with investigators, sheriffs and medics, Minn said during an interview last week.
Minn, who is based in Manhattan, said he became interested in raising awareness about the dangers of fentanyl after making 11 films inside “the Mexican war zone.”
“Studying drug cartels is something I’ve been doing for a very long time,” Minn said. Most of the illegal fentanyl is being smuggled into Texas and the rest of the United States by Mexican cartels, he said.