A dangerous drug mixture being sold on the streets has caught the attention of federal authorities and agencies in Maryland.

Overdose awareness advocates are warning people about a street drug poisoning called Xylazine. Experts say they are seeing a major spike in overdose due to this substance.

Xylazine also known as tranq, is a non-opioid animal tranquilizer that's not approved for human use, but is found in 90 percent of street drugs.

The National Institute of Drug abuse reported, Xylazine is a central nervous system depressant that slows people's breathing and heart rate.... Read More: WMAR2NEWS