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A Texas is woman is warning others about a drug with the street name “Pink” after it was listed on her son’s death certificate, along with heroin.

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The drug is many times more powerful than morphine, according to the Texas Poison centerKTVA reported, and Mary Elliot had never heard of it before.

Her son, Jeremy Elliot, 21, died in April after sinking into a coma following an overdose.

Heroin and something called U-47700 were listed on his death certificate. 

Mary Elliot told KHOU she wondered, “What is this? Is this bath salts?” after seeing the certificate.

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“(The drug) is anywhere between seven and eight times more potent than morphine is,” said Texas Poison Center director Jean Cleary, according to CBS News.

The center said at least three people died from “Pink” last year.

“My son just tried something and it took ahold of him,” Mary Elliot told KHOU.

“I thought I did everything right and when this happened I asked myself what I did wrong,” Elliot said.

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She has since formed a Facebook support group called MAH, Mothers Against Heroin, in hopes of helping others learn from her tragedy.


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