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  • America’s Crisis with Opioids

    09/10/2017 2:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    The next three weeks we will look at possibly the largest and most dangerous crisis facing America. Please join us in taking an in depth look at the challenge for America. If you were around in the 1980s, you’ll likely recall HIV/AIDS bursting on the scene with a vengeance. AIDS spread through the consciousness of America even faster than the disease. Who was exposed? Where did it come from? Today another epidemic has exploded into the minds of America that has everyone just as befuddled – opioids. People are dying in mass numbers and no one has totally wrapped their...
  • Hillary: Taliban 5 'Not a Threat to the United States'

    06/11/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    "These five guys are not a threat to the United States," says Clinton. "They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here. We want to get an American home, whether they fell off the ship because they were drunk or they were pushed or they jumped, we try to rescue everybody." Last week President Obama traded the Taliban 5, who were being...
  • While Progressives Protest, ALEC Is Working To Stop The Deadliest Drug Crisis in History

    08/10/2017 5:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    DENVER­–The Left views The American Legislative Exchange Council as a pawn of corporate influence. There were some protests at the organizations annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in July. They were mild. No fires were started, and no vandalism occurred. They came, they chanted, and then they dispersed. That was it. While progressives chanted the usual liberal talking points outside of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver, a significant number of state legislators were figuring out a way to knock out what seems to be an unstoppable killer: opioids. Around 1,700 people attended the event held in July, where the topic...
  • Behind the white picket fences, heroin

    08/06/2017 10:41:29 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 106 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/2/17 | Emily de La Bruyère
    Beth Genslinger doesn’t fit the stereotype of a victim of a drug epidemic. She thoughtfully sets out glasses of water for her guests before they arrive and wears a teacher’s warm, open smile: She retired from Valley View Junior High right before her granddaughter was born, after 33 years of teaching. Her husband was an insurance agent and, to his children’s friends, a formidable breakfast chef. Their son, Andy, died of a heroin overdose in October 2015. The same thing happened to his cousin Daniel Weidle less than three months later, the day after Christmas. A third cousin had died...
  • Oregon Poised To Decriminalize Meth, Cocaine And Heroin

    07/09/2017 9:47:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 130 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/7/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    The Oregon legislature passed two bills Thursday decriminalizing small amounts of six hard drugs, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy. The first of the two bills now headed to the governor’s desk, HB 2355, decriminalizes possession of the drugs so long as the offender has neither a felony nor more than two prior drug convictions on record, according to the Lund Report. The second, HB 3078, reduces drug-related property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Republican State Sen. Jackie Winters claimed the war on drugs as it currently exists amounts to “institutional racism” due to how more frequently minorities are charged...
  • Butler County Sheriff: My deputies won't use Narcan

    07/08/2017 11:21:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    fox19.com ^ | 7/7/17 | Jennifer Baker
    HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones said his deputies don't use Narcan now and never will under his watch, despite its effectiveness in reversing the effects of heroin overdoses. He is the only southwestern Ohio sheriff whose department doesn't use it. Deputies in Hamilton, Clermont and Warren counties all carry Narcan. Drug overdoses continue to be the leading cause of death in Butler County, according to the coroner, and the county is on track to break last year's record for the highest number of overdose deaths.
  • Illegal immigrants accused of trafficking $75,000 worth of heroin

    06/30/2017 4:14:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 29, 2017
    Two people were arrested after a traffic stop in New Stanton yielded 7,500 stamp bags of suspected heroin. Jose Miguel Garabito Montilla and Frankely Alonzo Ramos Castanos were charged in connection with the incident. The suspects have addresses in Philadelphia, but police said they're in the country illegally from the Dominican Republic. The men were pulled over on the Interstate 76 off-ramp at Interstate 70 for failing to turn on the vehicle’s headlights in a construction zone. According to police documents, “Multiple indicators of criminal activity were observed during the traffic stop.” Police gave Castanos a consent request written in...
  • Ohio city considers 'three strikes, you're out' policy on responding to overdoses

    06/27/2017 2:29:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies
    KMBC ^ | 6/26/17
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A controversial proposal has been made in an Ohio city to deal with heroin overdoses. Middletown is considering whether people with addiction should only be given two strikes before they’re out of chances at Narcan. Middletown is struggling to deal with the heroin problem. “We are faced with stress on our services, particularly the EMS services where we can do six to eight opioid overdose runs a day,” said Paul Lolli, fire chief of Middletown.
  • Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Heroin And Ecstasy In Her System Autopsy shows.

    06/19/2017 9:19:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | 06/19/17 | AP
    Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she became ill on a flight last year, autopsy shows.https://twitter.com/AP/status/876833241860382720  
  • 5 Year-Old Saves Parents From Heroin Overdose

    05/19/2017 10:09:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    700 WLW ^ | 19 May 17 | 700WLW
    (Middletown, OH) -- Middletown Police say a five-year-old saved his parents from an overdose at their home. The Middletown boy found Lee Johnson and Chelsie Marshall lying unconscious on the floor in their bathroom around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say he then ran barefoot from the home in the 1900 block of Hill Avenue to his grandfather's house calling for help. Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said the boys quick thinking saved not only his parents lives but a baby girl as well. Police say when they entered the home they found a three month old baby strapped in the...
  • Governor: It's unfair that Narcan is free but EpiPens aren't

    05/11/2017 11:14:53 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 60 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 5/9/2017 | AP News
    Maine's Republican governor says people on opiates who get free shots of Narcan have an advantage over people with allergies who have to pay for their own medication. Gov. Paul LePage said during a Tuesday radio call-in that he got a letter from a dad whose family members have to carry allergy pens for reactions to peanuts and bee stings. LePage discussed his bill to fine local governments that don't charge individuals who repeatedly overdose for the cost of administering opioid antidotes. The governor says people with allergies have "done nothing" but have to pay for it.
  • 'Gray death' is the latest opioid street mix causing worry

    05/06/2017 9:58:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug looks like concrete mix and varies in consistency from a hard, chunky material to a fine powder. The substance is a combination of several opioids blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses nationally, including heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil — sometimes used to tranquilize large animals like elephants — and a synthetic opioid called U-47700. ... Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration listed U-47700 in the category of the most dangerous drugs it regulates, saying it was associated with dozens...
  • Trump Tweets: Democrats Help MS-13, Heroin Smugglers by Opposing Border Wall

    04/25/2017 6:37:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 04 24 17 | NEIL MUNRO
    Drug smugglers are being helped by the Democratic leaders in Congress who are trying to block funding for a border wall, says President Donald Trump. He is using Twitter to hit the Democrats as enablers for the criminal gangs that are smuggling deadly drugs into American cities and towns around the nation, and which are sending murderous MS-13 gang members into Americans’ neighborhoods. The strategy makes sense because it is true, and because many of the Americans who will vote in 2018 are increasingly concerned about the rising death toll from Mexican-supplied heroin and other drugs. In July 2016, Breitbart...
  • Massive drug bust in Dayton connected to Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa

    04/13/2017 11:46:31 PM PDT · by RC one · 36 replies
    WDTN @News ^ | 4/13/17 | Jordan Bowen
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 20 kilos of deadly fentanyl are off our streets after a major drug bust, but authorities say more is coming, and they can’t keep up. The Montgomery Sheriff’s Office is already predicting that overdose deaths in 2017 will be double the amount reported last year.We’re gonna crush records,” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said. “This year, at this pace unfortunately.” Setting the pace, is a Mexican drug cartel known as Sinaloa. They’re the source of the more than 20 kilos of fentanyl recovered in Wednesday’s massive drug bust.
  • Escort who gave former Google exec a fatal heroin injection will be deported to Canada

    04/07/2017 8:14:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    l a times ^ | 04/07/2017 | Veronica Rocha
    Alix Tichelman, 29, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, destroying evidence and multiple drug and prostitution charges in 2015 and was sentenced to six years in prison for her role in the death. Tichelman, who had been in custody since 2013, was given credit for time served. After her release, she was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on March 29 ... According to police, Tichelman had an "ongoing prostitution relationship" with Forrest Hayes, a former Apple, Google and Sun Microsystems engineer. Hayes, 51, met Tichelman through seekingarrangments.com and set up a date, police said. Security video...
  • Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer blamed for 5 Minnesota overdose deaths

    03/31/2017 8:30:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 — 10:44am | David Chanen
    A new and lethal strain of synthetic heroin resulted in five overdose deaths in Minnesota this year, and officials believe another five undetermined deaths will also be linked to the drug. The five cases are the first confirmed in-state deaths caused by carfentanil, a drug from China that is 100 times more potent than the already dangerous fentanyl. Carfentanil is federally approved to immobilize large animals such as elephants for surgery, and two salt-sized specks of the opioid can cause instant death, a local emergency room doctor said Thursday. ... Investigators are working locally and nationally to find the source...
  • Trump Taps Christie To Lead Fight Against America’s Newest Epidemic

    03/28/2017 1:15:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2017 | Steve Birr
    President Donald Trump is tapping GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the administration’s efforts to combat rampant opioid addiction and heroin abuse nationwide. Christie’s position is reportedly part of the White House Office of American Innovation, a new initiative led by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner that is being described as a “SWAT team” of business leaders that will tackle a range of government failings. An anonymous White House spokesman said Monday the announcement is expected this week, after The Washington Post broke the development Sunday evening, reports The Associated Press.
  • Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues

    03/18/2017 9:26:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 365 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017
    By about 3 p.m. Friday, a county morgue in east Ohio was already full — and more bodies were expected. Rick Walters, an investigator for the Stark County coroner's office, had just left for two death scenes: a suicide and an overdose. From the road, he called the director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to ask for help. He needed more space, he explained — specifically, a cold-storage trailer to act as an overflow morgue. As with much of the United States, Ohio is in the throes of a heroin and opioid epidemic that shows no signs of abating.
  • Opioid Related Deaths Overtake Gun Fatalities

    02/26/2017 6:05:00 AM PST · by Religion and Politics · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 25, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that nearly 5,000 more people died from opioids in 2015 than in 2014. Both heroin and opioid use have exploded in the US, after decades of doctors over-prescribing painkillers in the 1990s and 2000s. A report from the CDC released Thursday found that the drug problem has become so deadly that heroin deaths outnumbered gun fatalities last year for the first time in US history. Until 2007, gun deaths outnumbered heroin deaths five to one, according to the Washington Post. But 2015 saw 12,989 people die from heroin and 12,979...
  • Heroin town USA: Louisville (KY) is hit with 52 overdose cases in just 32 HOURS......

    02/13/2017 9:37:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Heroin town USA: Louisville is hit with 52 overdose cases in just 32 HOURS as opioid epidemic continues to ravage America Louisville, Kentucky, has become the latest American city to have experienced an alarming cluster of heroin overdoses, with 52 drug-related emergency calls coming in during 32 hours last week. According to Louisville Metro Emergency Services, it was more than double the number of overdose calls that came in during the same time period the previous week. The agency said the 911 calls started coming in at around midnight on Thursday and continued through 8am on Friday.