Elephantine kick

This gives a whole new twist to the phrase ‘trailer trash’.

In Ohio, Stark County’s coroner has ordered in a “cold storage mass casualty trailer” because its mortuary it’s run out of space for dead bodies.

The problem Stark – and many other localities around the US – faces is a tidal wave of drug overdoses, up 20% in Stark County so far this year.

The latest tipple of drug abusers is something called Carfentanil mixed with Metamphetamine (‘meth’).

Carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Normally it’s used as a general anaesthetic for big beasts, such as elephants. There’s also some evidence that the Russian military used it in aerosol form against Chechen hostage takers in the 2002 Moscow theatre crisis – when 125 people died.