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Southwestern states a hot spot in the nation’s fentanyl crisis

Southwestern border states are being hit by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico — a profitable new business for drug gangs that has pushed the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses.

DEA — US had Over 200 deaths per day from drug overdoses in 2017

DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

Opioid test strips may give drug users a false sense of security

The opioid crisis in Canada and the United States is still at epidemic proportions, and this has lead to a myriad of test strips being developed that test for a variety of illicit drugs, including cocaine, oxycodone, and fentanyl, to name a few.

Op-Ed: 'Drop Dead' and 'Grey Death' warnings unheeded by drug users

From Valdosta, Georgia to Winnipeg, Canada, health and law enforcement officials are again sounding the warning to drug users about new and dangerous synthetic opioid mixtures being sold on the street.

Opioids in multi-million dollar drug bust in Utah came from China

Salt Lake City - Federal authorities say they have busted a multi-million dollar opioid drug ring working out of a basement in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah.

Second police officer overdoses after responding to one-car crash

A Washington Township police officer was given two doses of Narcan and taken to a Monroeville, Pennsylvania hospital early Sunday morning after coming into contact with a powdery substance while searching a DUI suspect's car.

Police officer accidentally overdoses after drug arrest in Ohio

An East Liverpool, Ohio police officer found out the hard way just how dangerous fentanyl can be after he accidentally overdosed after making a drug arrest and nearly died Friday night.

Spike in overdose cases in Kentucky city — 52 calls in 32 hours

Louisville - Hardly a week goes by that someplace in the U.S. records an unusual spike in drug overdoses, and last week was no exception. In a 32-hour period, Louisville, Kentucky saw 52 cases of drug overdoses.

Illicit opioids driving increase in drug deaths in U.S.

New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show opioid-related deaths increased by upwards of 33 percent in 2015, with heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl being the main culprits.

Video: Toddler tries to wake up mom who apparently OD'd on drugs

Lawrence - Police in Lawrence, Massachusetts decided to release a disturbing video of a terrified two-year-old girl trying to wake her mom up after she collapsed in a dollar store from an apparent drug overdose.

Narcan ineffective against powerful new opioids being used

Cincinnati - The potent animal tranquilizer carfentanil has been confirmed as being the "unknown" opioid responsible for the latest Midwest OD deaths. Worse still, officials have discovered that Narcan isn't as effective against this powerful sedative.

California battles killer drug epidemic

Los Angeles - Ten people have died in northern California and scores more have overdosed as an epidemic of street drugs laced with a powerful painkiller sweeps the region.

Major drug bust as Surrey RCMP fight new gangs in drug trade

Vancouver - The Surrey RCMP announced last Friday a massive drug bust that was made on March 16. Worth a total of about $4.5 million on the street, the drugs seized include the deadly fentanyl.

Counterfeit ‘Xanax’ pills could cause dangerous overdose

Public health officials are warning that drug dealers are counterfeiting Xanax pills and selling them on the streets. The fake Xanax pills contain a lethal dose of fentanyl, and have already been responsible for a number of overdoses.

Four drug overdose deaths in Vancouver in under 24 hours

There have been four more deaths due to drug overdose in Vancouver and police believe fentanyl may again be responsible. In the past three days there have also been 21 overdoses in which the victim has survived.

Vancouver-area alert as fentanyl causes 2 more drug overdoses

Two men in South Delta were hospitalized on Friday evening after using what police believe was cocaine laced with the dangerous drug fentanyl. The two survived but police issued a warning to illegal drug users.

Deadly synthetic drug seized for the first time in Edmonton

Edmonton - A drug bust by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) have seized close to 2000 fentanyl pills from the streets of Edmonton.

Heroin is getting cheaper in Denver and beyond

Heroin is a fairly cheap drug. In Denver, Colorado a single dose costs from $10 to $25. That price is much less than some of the most commonly used legal prescription drugs that are used for recreational use like Oxycodone.

New drug mix 'killer heroin' spreading across United States

In recent months, a disturbing amount of fatalities are believed to be caused by heroin spiked with a powerful narcotic. The combination is extremely dangerous, and often deadly.

Ontario Study: Opiates kills 1 in 8 young adults

A Canadian study led by Toronto-based scientist Tara Gomes reports that the increased use of opiate pain medications is responsible for 1 out of 8 deaths among young people in 2010.

Heroin-Fentanyl mix blamed for 15 deaths in Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh - A batch of deadly heroin that is mixed with the painkiller fentanyl has killed at least 15 people and resulted in numerous non-fatal overdoses over the last week in Western Pennsylvania.

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The DEA is alerting all citizens to drug overdose deaths tied to counterfeit pills laced with powerf...
The DEA is alerting all citizens to drug overdose deaths tied to counterfeit pills laced with powerful opioid fentanyl. Manufactured by Mexican drug trafficking (DTOs) and sold as oxycodone on the illicit drug market, fentanyl is an opioid 100 times stronger than morphine.
Fentanyl transdermal patches were being sold on the street for $300 to $500 per patch.
Fentanyl transdermal patches were being sold on the street for $300 to $500 per patch.
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Converting Heroin Tar into "Monkey Water" for Administration through the Nasal Cavities, Rectum, or Veins.
According to the RCMP Fentanyl killed more than 200 people in Alberta alone.
According to the RCMP Fentanyl killed more than 200 people in Alberta alone.
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City of Culiacán, Sinaloa.
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One of a number of different types of pill presses available to drug rings. This is a hydraulic pres...
One of a number of different types of pill presses available to drug rings. This is a hydraulic press.
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photo illustration of 2 milligrams of fentanyl, a lethal dose in most people.

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