Context Clues: Fentanyl in Mushrooms?

An emergency text went out at Electric Forest 2022 claiming that fentanyl-laced mushrooms were causing ODs. We break down different ways to read articles like this to determine the validity of their claims, while pointing out red flags that indicate where information might be getting inflated.

5-MeO-DMT

5-MeO-DMT, not to be confused with similarly-named DMT, is a powerful hallucinogenic substance that can either be synthesized or extracted from plants or animals like the Bufo Alvarius toad. 5 is known for inducing ego death states.