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  • fentanyl
  • Health officials noted in Wednesday's advisory that acetyl fentanyl is not available as a prescription drug in the United States. (newsobserver.com)
  • Toxicologists in the state medical examiner's lab found evidence of acetyl fentanyl associated with drug deaths in Sampson, Person and Transylvania counties. (newsobserver.com)
  • Fentanyl is being mixed with a variety of street drugs, officials warned. (dispatch.com)
  • Joel Parker Lassiter, Luis Gerado Delgado and Rashaad Talib Williams, the three California men indicted by the grand jury, are charged with aggravated trafficking of fentanyl and aggravated possession of drugs. (dispatch.com)
  • Health officials cite mixing fentanyl with drugs as the latest trend here in the Columbus area and in other parts of the country. (dispatch.com)
  • Dealers might be mixing fentanyl in with other drugs to give users a more potent high. (dispatch.com)
  • Fentanyl, used in its legal pharmaceutical form to treat severe pain, represents the latest evolution of an epidemic of opioid addiction that began with prescription painkillers and moved to heroin, as users demanded cheaper drugs and greater highs. (governing.com)
  • But after watching many of their friends drop dead over the last couple of years, most drug users say they are trying to avoid fentanyl, according to Traci Green, an associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University. (governing.com)
  • Because fentanyl is so potent, victims who overdose on the drug frequently require multiple doses of naloxone to be revived. (governing.com)
  • In general, the CDC calls for Ohio and other states to be more vigilant about testing for fentanyl in post-mortem toxicology reports to determine where fentanyl may be putting drug users at highest risk. (governing.com)
  • Whatever one thinks about the motivations of fentanyl smugglers - greed and/or the desire to kill as many Americans as possible - the drug is so potent that it literally could be used as a chemical weapon, and one suitcase full of the stuff could depopulate a city. (breitbart.com)
  • The gist of the Washington Post story is that 11 nationally-recognized health experts sent a private letter to Obama administration officials in May 2016 describing the spread of fentanyl as an "extraordinary public health challenge" and asking President Barack Obama to declare a public health emergency. (breitbart.com)
  • The Obama administration did not grant this request, Congress did not allocate enough money to combat fentanyl, the U.S. border was left unsecured, CDC was oddly slow in collating data on fentanyl overdose deaths, and the drug went on to kill more Americans than the Vietnam War. (breitbart.com)
  • One Obama official, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, gave a speech two months later describing fentanyl as America's drug problem "on steroids. (breitbart.com)
  • Many of those fingers were pointed at former Attorney General Eric Holder, who went soft on low-level drug offenders at the exact moment fentanyl was exploding, leaving demoralized DEA agents unable to follow their traditional strategy of leaning on little drug-dealing fish and working their way up to the big traffickers. (breitbart.com)
  • Another problem highlighted by the report that should be familiar to students of the fentanyl horror was the Obama administration's inability or refusal to understand that fentanyl became a much bigger problem than prescription drug abuse, which was long spotlighted as the leading cause of the opioid epidemic. (breitbart.com)
  • But that's exactly the problem: the reluctance of officials to realize fentanyl and other street drugs were the real killers. (breitbart.com)
  • Meanwhile, the fentanyl reaper dances through the streets, swinging his bloodstained scythe with abandon. (breitbart.com)
  • The Post article concludes by noting President Obama's final National Drug Control Strategy document talked about soaring deaths from fentanyl, efforts to reduce the flow of drugs across the border, and the difficulty of breaking up trafficking rings. (breitbart.com)
  • The dramatic increase in the availability and use of heroin and fentanyl is a national security, law enforcement, and public health issue, and it has become the highest priority illicit drug threat to the Nation," the strategy document concluded. (breitbart.com)
  • Street drugs often do not contain what dealers say they do, and may contain dangerous substances like fentanyl. (rcinet.ca)
  • Of the samples sold as opioids, only 19 per cent were found to contain the expected substance in any detectable amount and 88 per cent tested positive for the powerful and deadly drug, fentanyl . (rcinet.ca)
  • This year the drug dealers started asking if the undercover buyers wanted fentanyl, too, Richardson said. (kuow.org)
  • Investigators have found a variety of opioids in grey death samples: designer drug U-47700 , heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl-like molecules. (cnn.com)
  • Shortly after the DEA took action, Kilcrease and her colleagues began noticing the appearance of new fentanyl-like drugs. (cnn.com)
  • By changing the fentanyl molecule slightly, Kilcrease said, foreign chemists may be skirting US laws and exporting drugs faster than the DEA can regulate them. (cnn.com)
  • The drug is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 10,000 times more potent than morphine. (cnn.com)
  • Furthermore, roughly 30 percent of all fatal drug overdose victims in Franklin County last year had both cocaine and fentanyl in their systems at the time of death, reports WCMH Columbus. (dailycaller.com)
  • Officials with Columbus Public Health are urging residents with substance abuse problems to reach out for help and follow the recommendations issued by the health department, due to the heightened threat posed by fentanyl. (dailycaller.com)
  • People using cocaine may be exposed to more drug substances than they thought, and should be aware of the high possibility for overdose and death with fentanyl," said the advisory from Columbus Public Health, according to WCMH Columbus. (dailycaller.com)
  • Because fentanyl is being mixed with any street drug and not just opiates, public health officials advise recreational drug users, residents affected by substance use disorders, and their family and friends to follow our recommendations to reduce harm and death. (dailycaller.com)
  • The move comes amid a mounting toll from opioid drugs, including the powerful painkiller fentanyl - up to 100 times more potent than morphine - that's taken lives in the area and was at the root of a rare joint warning by police and health officials in August about the risks of contaminated street drugs. (mapinc.org)
  • Fentanyl and carfentanil can be mixed into other drugs, such as heroin and crystal meth. (mapinc.org)
  • Arrest
  • On December 10th, 2017 at approximately 4:37 am the Lafayette Police Department arrested Andrew Rounds (20) and Gregory Gadd (18) after a report of an armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store at 3112 Ferry St. Officers responding to the scene located the suspect vehicle traveling on South St near N 20th St. A traffic stop was conducted resulting in the arrest of both suspects without incident. (in.gov)
  • On July 4, 2018 members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Pueblo Police Special Investigation Division conducted an operation to locate and arrest 3-time Safe Streets wanted fugitive. (pueblo.us)
  • This means that any chemical substantially similar to those drugs was also deemed illegal, and police could arrest people in possession of them. (smokymountainnews.com)
  • overdoses
  • Since Thursday, officials said, three people have died amidst a spike of overdoses, emergency room visits and naloxone administered by paramedics. (dispatch.com)
  • Columbus and county health officials say the recent spike in overdoses took place across the city with concentration in Linden and the East Side. (dispatch.com)
  • A new drug called "grey death" has been linked to a handful of lethal overdoses in the South -- but no one knows exactly what's in it or where it's coming from. (cnn.com)
  • Ohio now has the second highest death rate from drug overdoses in the U.S. behind only West Virginia. (dailycaller.com)
  • The state lost 4,329 residents to drug overdoses in 2016, a 24 percent increase over the previous year, fueled by the worsening opioid epidemic that is spreading death throughout the country. (dailycaller.com)
  • In Southwestern Ontario, opioids used on the street -triggered rare public health and police -warnings this summer, including in London and Sarnia, where a rash of three drug overdoses in mere hours left one -person dead. (mapinc.org)
  • Task Force
  • The three men were arrested Oct. 25 by investigators with the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force in a hotel parking lot on Olentangy River Road. (dispatch.com)
  • The flood gates are opening," said Mark Richardson, a lieutenant with the Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force. (kuow.org)
  • 2018
  • A maintenance worker cleans the floor of a corridor that was popular with IV drug users at the Civic Center BART station in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (sfchronicle.com)
  • 2016
  • The city's Department of Homelessness and Supportive Services clocked the number of homeless encampments on streets and sidewalks at 568 in July - compared with 1,200 in July 2016. (sfchronicle.com)
  • homeless
  • Nearly a quarter of homeless people living on the streets of Seattle said they used meth, according to a survey. (kuow.org)
  • Drugs aren't the main reason people become homeless, however. (kuow.org)
  • One in five homeless people in King County landed on the streets because of drugs and alcohol, according to county's point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness. (kuow.org)
  • With even Mayor Lee now open to safe injection sites (which he sees as part of the broader "harm reduction" approach), Jane Kim's leadership in getting the Board to commit to spreading homeless and drug services across the city is critical. (beyondchron.org)
  • The number of tents on San Francisco streets has been cut by more than half in the past two years, but despite the shrinking numbers, the street behavior by the homeless, the mentally ill and the drug-addled continues to be a challenge - with no quick solution in sight. (sfchronicle.com)
  • Newly elected San Francisco Mayor London Breed , who has made dealing with the homeless her No. 1 priority, is pushing a new tack - launching the nation's first safe drug injection sites. (sfchronicle.com)
  • narcotics
  • On September 5th, the Lafayette Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted a narcotics investigation in the 900 block of N 8th St. Officers received several community complaints in regards to drug activity taking place at a residence at this location. (in.gov)
  • A trio of local businessmen with controversial links to suspected organized crime groups have formed City Without Drugs to attack the narcotics trade on both ends. (chicagotribune.com)
  • cartels
  • While San Diego County was once known for its proliferation of meth labs, the supply of meth has shifted to "superlabs" operated by drug cartels in Mexico. (justice.gov)
  • The cartels use incredible creativity in hiding drugs throughout empty cavities in a car or truck, such as pockets in doors, ceilings or spare tires. (kuow.org)
  • Cartels like to deal in bulk, he said, and you can transfer a larger volume of drugs smuggled in cars and trucks than you can through the mail. (kuow.org)
  • paraphernalia
  • After deputies came from the home, they said they saw drug paraphernalia and items used for producing meth but did not see an active lab. (staugustine.com)
  • A search was conducted on the suspect vehicle and officers located drug paraphernalia and over 160 grams of a crystal-like substance, which later field tested positive for methamphetamine. (in.gov)
  • opioid
  • Even the volume of legally prescribed opioids has raised eyebrows, with a recent report suggesting some areas of Southwestern Ontario - Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, Elgin County and Windsor-Essex - run some of the province's highest rates of opioid drug prescriptions. (mapinc.org)
  • Last month, London police issued a public warning after potentially deadly carfentanil - a synthetic opioid 10,000 times more powerful than morphine - was found in seized drugs. (mapinc.org)
  • medications
  • This trend, among others, points to increasing overall abuse of prescription drugs - and that even the most unlikely of medications can see street circulation. (promises.com)
  • It also reflects a growing trend for extreme sexual "highs" or heightened experiences as Cialis, Viagra and similar medications are paired with other street drugs. (promises.com)
  • Drug experts also believe some drug abusers who might typically seek prescription painkillers, like Vicodin or OxyContin, may begin searching for erectile dysfunction medications that are easier to acquire. (promises.com)
  • Additional concern surrounds drug combinations like sextacy because it may encourage people to experiment further with non-prescription and recreational use of medications. (promises.com)
  • Could some drugs be, in part, responsible for violent behavior and, if so, could some tragedies be prevented through changes in the medications available or adjustments in dosages? (cbslocal.com)
  • The collaborative work done by Moore, Glenmullen and Furberg also cited the smoking cessation drug Varenicline - more commonly known as Chantix - and "antidepressants with serotonergic effects" as medications that "were the most strongly and consistently implicated drugs" in their study's findings. (cbslocal.com)
  • concoction
  • And police in Niagara are now saying the reported cases of the drug - an ugly concoction of codeine mixed with common products such as gasoline, lighter fluid, paint thinner or industrial cleaning oil - haven't been medically confirmed. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Civic Center
  • The city's current response to this problem- which I have heard from city officials -is police telling Haight Street drug users to relocate to Civic Center. (beyondchron.org)
  • Opening the first safe injection site in the Haight will stop this unhealthy and outrageous relocation process in its tracks (in the interval the Chief must tell his officers to stop directing Haight drug users to Civic Center). (beyondchron.org)
  • Meanwhile, new figures from BART show that since April janitors have cleaned up more than 13,000 dirty needles left behind at the Civic Center and Powell Street stations. (sfchronicle.com)
  • The 9,004 needles found at Civic Center are among the reasons BART is moving to close down a portion of the station's underground walkway, which had become a drug den. (sfchronicle.com)
  • users
  • They acknowledge that only opening such a site in the Tenderloin or Sixth Street would bring drug users from around the city into those communities. (beyondchron.org)
  • If you wondered why the population of drug users boarding the Bill Graham auditorium recently increased, that's why. (beyondchron.org)
  • But since it opened a crowd of drug dealers and users hang out just down the block and around the corner. (beyondchron.org)
  • The Turk Street methadone clinic was not a place where drug dealers or users previously hung around, so the notion that the clinic opened "where drug users already were" is false. (beyondchron.org)
  • drug' that could devour users 'from the inside out' is finding its way onto American streets. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • It is possible that some unconfirmed reports were made after observing severe wounds at injection sites among intravenous (IV) drug users,' the bulletin said. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • In Niagara, word of krokodil surfaced about a year ago at AIDS Niagara, through its StreetWorks outreach and harm reduction program that works with drug users. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • The stripped-down version of a supervised consumption site will give drug users a safer environment to inject. (mapinc.org)
  • people
  • San Diego - Forty-five people with links to six criminal street gangs have been charged with gun and methamphetamine-trafficking crimes in indictments unsealed this week. (justice.gov)
  • The centre says the testing provides important information about potentially dangerous substances that can be passed on to people who use street drugs. (rcinet.ca)
  • Text messages were sent to people about the drugs circulating in the illegal drug market. (rcinet.ca)
  • Call me overly suspicious, but when I hear Breed or former Supervisor David Campos push safe injection sites my first thought is that people are shooting up on the streets in their districts and now they want to open a safe injection site in the Tenderloin so those folks will relocate there. (beyondchron.org)
  • During the same period, the 311 line clocked 1,948 calls - or about 78 a day - from people reporting human feces or waste on the streets or sidewalks. (sfchronicle.com)
  • substances
  • Analysis of 1,714 substances found that more than 60 per cent contained none of the drug that clients were told they were getting. (rcinet.ca)
  • Hollingsed sent a letter to business owners around Waynesville in early April telling them about the drugs and asking those who sell the substances to stop. (smokymountainnews.com)
  • When combined with street drugs like Ecstasy, the purity of the drugs is also a concern, with street combinations that could contain unknown substances and unregulated dosages. (promises.com)
  • confront
  • Nine days later, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president and Obama officials stepped down from their posts, leaving the next administration to confront the deadliest drug crisis in American history. (breitbart.com)
  • They might visit a suspected drug dealer at his home or confront him on the street. (chicagotribune.com)
  • erectile
  • Sometimes a testosterone of erectile drug to all approach across men of oral men at effort is equivalent the online twitter. (marinabruno.com.br)
  • seizures
  • The drugs are too new to be asked about in surveys, and so attention turns to whether there have been seizures or samples confirmed in labs. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • injection sites
  • Growing complaints about open drug use in San Francisco has increased political support for safe injection sites. (beyondchron.org)
  • The broader street and small business impact of safe injection sites have not been part of the public discussion. (beyondchron.org)
  • threat
  • It's a bold idea, but given the threat that officials could be held criminally liable under federal law, odds of the injection centers actually opening anytime soon are slim. (sfchronicle.com)
  • arrests
  • Today's arrests, which included a number of high-level gang members who were taken off the streets, will immediately improve community safety. (justice.gov)
  • Search warrant leads to arrests and drug and weapon seizure. (in.gov)
  • increasingly
  • As law enforcement and county officials become increasingly aware of the potential bio hazards and environmental concerns with the production of these drugs, they will continue to work in coordination to locate and tear down these dwellings," the release said. (staugustine.com)
  • criminal
  • Then big criminal organizations like the Sinaloa cartel smuggle drugs in 18-wheelers and cars with hidden compartments that go up Interstate 5 and through Yakima. (kuow.org)
  • Abuse
  • In November, the DEA listed U-47700 as a Schedule I drug , a restrictive category for drugs with a high potential for abuse. (cnn.com)
  • When you have new drugs like this, it's very difficult to get a sense of their presence early on,' says Matthew Young, a senior research and policy analyst at the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Ottawa. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Late last week, the Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use, which is co-ordinated by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, issued a bulletin noting that there had been 'no confirmed reports' of desomorphine in Canada in the past two months. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • behavior
  • That statement, presented to lawmakers Wednesday, comes as investigators continue focusing on the erratic behavior of a 34-year-old man who law enforcement officials say was also grappling with paranoia and reported hearing voices and being followed. (cbslocal.com)
  • And for most of the city's residents and visitors, the street behavior continues to be the problem. (sfchronicle.com)
  • guns
  • Many of these locations are homes where drugs and guns were stored or sold - including an apartment across the street from Hoover High School. (justice.gov)
  • found
  • Since August 2011, officials have found two active meth labs on the property, and two other times found meth ingredients on the property. (staugustine.com)
  • The Sheriff's Office is working with St. Johns County Code Enforcement to fight drug dwellings, especially those where meth labs are found, according to a Sheriff's Office release. (staugustine.com)
  • The drugs were found in the trunk of a car. (dispatch.com)
  • First, they found a police station and started giving local officials all the information they could remember. (thenextweb.com)
  • Smugglers have even found ways to stash drugs in air-tight compartments inside a fuel tank, Freng said. (kuow.org)
  • With their hands so tied, Kabanov and his supporters have found other ways to disrupt the drug trade. (chicagotribune.com)
  • last
  • Federal prosecutions of methamphetamine drug crimes in the Southern District of California, which includes San Diego and Imperial counties, have increased more than 500 percent in the last five years, from 144 cases in FY 2008 to 910 cases in FY 2013. (justice.gov)
  • Sitting on a park bench last month, he settles into the story he's told many times over, about how 'The Destroyer' nearly protested the game because he felt disrespected in the streets. (nydailynews.com)
  • Last week, City Without Drugs welcomed an observer from Ukraine. (chicagotribune.com)
  • In one celebrated show last fall, a force of about 500 beefy men descended on the drug-ravaged neighborhood of Gypsy Village. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Last month, Sverdlovsk Gov. Eduard Rossel appointed Varov chief of a regional commission that includes high-ranking officials from several law-enforcement agencies. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Site
  • The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use announced drug checking services are available at Insite, its supervised drug injection site in Vancouver, Mondays to Wednesdays from 10am to 5pm. (rcinet.ca)
  • Dealers
  • Drug dealers keep producing it because it creates more addicts who are willing to pay for it, said the CDC's Halpin. (governing.com)
  • City Without Drugs Treats Addicts With A Controversial Program Of Discipline While Targeting Dealers With A Mix Of Grass-roots Monitoring And Vigilantism. (chicagotribune.com)
  • regards
  • In regards to Alexis specifically, Saklad told CBS St. Louis, "If there were some way of having him get the treatment he needed, that would probably have prevented [the shooting]. (cbslocal.com)
  • investigation
  • Following a yearlong investigation and a three-day gang sweep that concluded this morning, 40 defendants were in custody and 52 weapons were taken off the streets. (justice.gov)
  • hype
  • Krokodil Hype: Is Toxic 'Flesh-Eating' Street Drug In Canada? (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • New drugs tend to have come along with a lot of hype attached to it, especially when there are images like there are out there on the internet that are associated with [krokodil],'Young says. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • chemicals
  • The way the drugs are made and sold one can never be sure what type of chemicals the substance contains, he added. (smokymountainnews.com)
  • The ones … that most drugs work on are serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine - [or] … activate or block receptors on brain cells where brain chemicals work," Dr. Brian Brennan, the associate director of the Translational Neuroscience research program at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Ma. (cbslocal.com)
  • police
  • Unfortunately, contacting Detroit's police department only resulted in another: officials couldn't do anything without an exact address. (thenextweb.com)
  • On the evening of January 11, at around 9:15 pm, a Lafayette Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of New York Street, wherein the driver fled the vehicle. (in.gov)
  • Police and government officials have visited Yekaterinburg from other Russian regions to take notes on the program. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The station, long known for loitering and drug use, has seen significant change as a result of increased police patrols and continual cleaning. (sfchronicle.com)