Governor DeSantis Announces Florida’s Opioid Recovery Program: Tackling the Fatal Effects of “Biden’s Border Crisis”
Almost 2,000 Fentanyl overdoses in Florida in 2022. On August 3, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis announced an expansion of substance abuse and recovery initiatives in the state, intended to address the opioid addiction crisis being witnessed in the state.
Middleburg nurse sentenced for tampering with patients’ medication
Monique Elizabeth Carter, 36, of Middleburg has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for tampering with the medication of patients, specifically, injectable fentanyl.
Jury convicts Aurora man of child abuse, drug possession
(Tingey Injury Law Firm / Unsplash) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / July 28, 2022. (Aurora, Colo.) Antonio Espinosa-Tovar, 29, faces up to 20 years in prison, in addition to possible fines, after a jury convicted him on Wednesday of child abuse and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, both felonies.
Gov. DeSantis and Attorney General Moody Go on Offensive Over Fentanyl Labelling It a “Weapon of Mass Destruction”
They blame "Biden's Border Crisis" for flow of the dangerous drug. On July 20, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody launched what seems like a coordinated attack on the issue of the illegal flow of counterfeit versions of the highly addictive opioid Fentanyl, and the source of it - what Gov. DeSantis has termed "Biden's Border Crisis".
Attorney General says the states have a constitutional right to protect themselves at the border against an "invasion."
Does the crisis at the border affect Missouri? The A.G. of Arizona says it affects the whole country & the fentanyl crossing the border is alarming. Illegal immigrants trying to cross the border.Pink Politic/Twitter.
Thursday in Portland: OHSU panel discusses dangers of fentanyl use among local teens and more
(Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, June 30 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. OHSU panel discusses dangers of fentanyl use among teens.
Thursday in Portland: Local group holds rally on second anniversary of George Floyd's death & more
(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, May 26 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Local group holds rally on second anniversary of George Floyd's death.
Two women arrested in sizable Casa Grande fentanyl bust
Cases containing collagen supplement pill bottles taken from the scene. Police say the bottles were filled with fentanyl tablets.Courtesy of Casa Grande Police Department. (Casa Grande, Ariz.) — Casa Grande Police on Monday took into custody two women who stand accused of possessing and transporting 500,000 fentanyl pills through Pinal County.
Fentanyl Overtakes Heroin As Top Opioid In Pennsylvania
Fentanyl has replaced heroin as the opioid of choice in Pennsylvania. According to a newly released report by the Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI), the agency seized more than forty times the amount of fentanyl than heroin in the first three months of 2022, already surpassing last year's fentanyl seizures. In 2021, BNI seized more fentanyl than in the previous four years combined.
Title 42 is extended by federal judge and Texas issues a warning for all US parents about fentanyl crossing the border.
Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Safety issued a dire warning to parents; Fentanyl is killing adults and our youth. Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18-45. This surpasses car accidents, cancer, and suicide.
Gov. DeSantis Turns His Focus Onto Tackling the Effects of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine in Florida With New Legislation
On May 19 Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis signed new legislation intended to tackle the flow of illegal fentanyl across the U.S. southern border with Mexico. HB95 - the controlled substances bill was approved during the state's legislative season and is intended to assist in preventing the flow of the opioid and synthetic variants of it, into the United States.
Thursday in Portland: 4 Portland Starbucks vote to unionize, PPB warns of dangers of fentanyl & more
(Scott Olson/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, May 19 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Several Portland Starbucks locations vote to unionize.
Friday in Portland: Move-ins begin at Safe Rest Village site on Naito Parkway and more top stories
(Ethan Miller/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, May 13 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Safe Rest Village on SW Naito Pkwy begins welcoming residents.
First ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day
May 10th, 2022 is the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day, a day advocates, families, the DEA along with over 150 other partners will join together to raise awareness on the rapidly growing fentanyl crisis happening across our nation. People are dying at an alarming rate due to illicit Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. The nation hit a record in overdose deaths in a single year, from 2020-2021 over 100,000 people died from an overdose. Overdose numbers have tripled amongst teenagers in the last 2 years. Fentanyl has been the culprit in more deaths of people ages 13-45 then any other cause of death, including heart disease, cancer and all other accidents. Our young teens are being targeted, and they don't even know it. 35% of Americas teen haven't had any education on fentanyl or any other type of illicit drugs. They are experimenting with death as drug dealers are flooding our streets with fake pills laced with fentanyl.
Fentanyl in DougCo: 10 overdoses, 5 deaths
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, left, talks about the fentanyl crisis as county commissioners Abe Laydon and George Teal listen. |Douglas County. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] The battle to fight the fentanyl crisis in Douglas County will take work at the local, state and federal levels was one of the messages at a Tuesday night town hall meeting in Castle Rock. The county also needs more addiction counseling and treatment programs.
Denver city attorney organizes fentanyl summit
(Denver, Colo.) Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson is organizing a statewide summit to train law enforcement officials on investigating and prosecuting fentanyl-related deaths.
DougCo offers three drop off sites for Drug Take Back Day
A daily dose of prescriptive drugs.Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash. (Castle Rock, Colo.) Douglas County residents can protect their family and community by safely disposing of unneeded prescription medication through the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 30.
Monday in Denver: Denver ICU has zero COVID patients for first time since beginning of pandemic and more top stories
(DENVER, Colo.) Hello and happy Monday to you and yours, Denver Rounder-Uppers!. Welcome back to another Monday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up. The last week of March is underway. Although Monday in Denver will be dry and warm with a high temperature near 81, a storm system will arrive Tuesday, with rain and snow showers.
“It is happening here": Douglas County fentanyl abuse echoes statewide, national trends
Needles sit on the ground amidst other trash.Jonathon Gonzalez on Unsplash. (Douglas County, Colo.) Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock has seen overdose rates in his community rise significantly since 2019.
Portland Daily Roundup: 12 arrested in drug trafficking ring, TriMet celebrates Transit Employee Appreciation Day
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, March 18 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Drug bust leads to arrests of 12 people, seizures of property.