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  • Ohio Police Officer Accidentally Contacts Fentanyl, overdoses (Incidental Contact With Suspect)

    06/28/2017 12:23:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 5/16 | Cliff Pinckard
    An East Liverpool, Ohio, police officer nearly died after accidentally coming into contact with fentanyl following an arrest last weekend. A police offer who suffered an accidental overdose last weekend after coming into contact with fentanyl during an arrest is recovering, reports say. East Liverpool patrolman Chris Green nearly died from contact with the drug, requiring four doses of Narcan, WCPO Channel 9 reports. According to Channel 9, Green pulled over a car on Friday and arrested two men, Justin Buckle, 25, and Cortez Collins, 24. Green noticed put on gloves and a mask after noticing white powder in the...
  • Drug agents in San Diego seize huge load of powerful opiate

    06/20/2017 6:21:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 30 replies
    SFGate/AP ^ | June 20, 2017 | AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. An indictment unsealed Monday says federal drug agents seized over 97 pounds (44 kg) of the drug, most of it from a house in San Diego. A U.S. attorney's statement says the drug is so powerful that the amount represents millions of lethal doses. Drug traffickers use it to strengthen heroin or make counterfeit painkiller pills.
  • '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...
  • Robbery Suspect's Terrifying Mugshot Shocks Nation

    04/29/2017 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 150 replies
    WISN Channel 12 ^ | April 29, 2017 | Dylan Hyman
    LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — The scary mugshot of a suspect accused in a robbery and kidnapping case is getting national attention. 24-year-old Morgan Joyce Varn was arrested in South Carolina on April 24th. A SWAT team had to be called in after Varn and 23-year-old Jonathan Mikael Robinson allegedly entered a home and demanded money and a cell phone from one of the people inside. Police say the victim reported that Robinson was armed with a gun The victim was able to escape and called 911 from a neighbor's home, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. Officers arrived on...
  • Trump to Cut Down on Recreational Marijuana Laws

    02/24/2017 2:29:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    kfi640amiheart.com ^ | 2/24/17 | Michelle Kube
    During yesterday's news conference, press secretary Sean Spicer says allowing recreational marijuana to stand is encouraging the abuse of other drugs. "When you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people... there is still a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to recreational marijuana and drugs of that nature."
  • ‘Heroin is the worst thing in the world’

    12/18/2016 7:33:25 AM PST · by pabianice · 123 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/18/16 | Allen
    The story fit the grim emerging genre of the opioid epidemic: addicted caregivers who imperil their young children, their very public failings instantly held up for excoriation on social media. Tamara and Jacob had abruptly been added to a national tableau, fused in the popular imagination with the Ohio couple slowly turning blue in their SUV while a 4-year-old watched from his carseat; the Milwaukee pair revived with Narcan in front of the woman’s 2-year-old son; the woman who overdosed in the toy aisle of a Lawrence dollar store, while her toddler wailed and pulled at her arm. Much less...
  • Examiner: Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days

    12/09/2016 7:43:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2016 4:23 PM EST | Errin Haines Whack
    The Philadelphia medical examiner’s office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis. Philadelphia police and the medical examiner’s office are working to determine the cause of the overdoses and possible reasons for the spike in deaths. “There are overdoses that occur every day and people don’t die,” said police spokesman Lt. John Stanford. “What’s coming to the forefront is the fact that people are overdosing and dying.” A dozen people alone died from overdoses Dec. 1. Another four died the following day. That...
  • 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate [MA]

    12/05/2016 1:19:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    www.fox5ny.com ^ | Updated:Dec 05 2016 03:05PM EST | Staff
    LAWRENCE, Mass. — A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty at his brief arraignment in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge. Borges is being prosecuted as an adult, so court proceedings were open. His lawyer, Edward Hayden, did not argue for bail. The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack...
  • No, We Should Not Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

    10/28/2016 2:50:17 PM PDT · by fwdude · 125 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | Tim Bradley
    Legalizing recreational marijuana use would hurt not only those who smoke—it also hurts children and society as a whole. As a country, if we encourage and profit from this vice, we will be undermining the very foundations of our government. _____________ Four states and the District of Columbia have lifted their prohibitions on recreational marijuana use by adults. That number could double in November, when Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada vote on proposals to eliminate state restrictions on possession and cultivation of specified amounts of marijuana by those twenty-one and older. The fact that these are voter-driven ballot initiatives...
  • [From September 28, 2016] Feds conducting drug raids in southern Colorado

    10/23/2016 11:36:05 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 11 replies
    KOAA 5 ^ | Updated:September 28, 2016 1:36 PM PDT
    Federal authorities say a Laotian drug ring was the target of a series of raids conducted at illegal marijuana grows in five Southern Colorado Counties Wednesday. The wide spread drug bust operation is still underway however a number of people have been detained on site. So far, authorities have seized more than 12,000 pounds of marijuana that was being shipped to Texas and Arkansas.
  • 7-year-old tells bus driver her parents won’t wake up, police find them dead of drug overdose

    10/05/2016 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    A 7-year-old girl in McKeesport, Pennsylvania got on the bus and went to school as normal Monday morning, but on the way home she told her bus driver she hadn’t been able to wake her parents. The bus driver alerted police who responded to the home. From the Washington Post: Inside the home, authorities found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, dead of suspected drug overdoses, according to police.Also inside the home were three other children — 5, 3 and nine months old. Courney Lally, the deceased woman’s sister, had tried to alert authorities to the...
  • Horrifying photos of parents passed out by in their car with four-year-old boy in the backseat

    09/09/2016 7:14:03 PM PDT · by RC one · 44 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 9 September 2016 | Snejana Farberov
    Full Title: Wasted: Horrifying photos of parents passed out by school bus after overdosing in their car with four-year-old boy in the backseat reveal the terrible toll of the opioid epidemic sweeping America Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3781814/Ohio-police-share-horrifying-photos-adults-passed-overdosing-car-toddler-backseat.html#ixzz4JobczlhK Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook A police department in Ohio has shared on Facebook disturbing photos of a man and woman passed out in a car with a toddler in the backseat after the pair had allegedly overdosed on heroin. Victimless Crime?
  • [Article from September 17, 2011] Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data

    09/09/2016 6:20:59 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | September 17, 2011 | Lisa Girion, Scott Glover and Doug Smith
    Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing at least 37,485 people nationwide, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most major causes of preventable death are declining, drugs are an exception. The death toll has doubled in the last decade, now claiming a life every 14 minutes. By contrast, traffic accidents have been dropping for decades because of huge investments in...
  • Wasted: Horrifying photos of parents passed out by school bus after overdosing in their car..

    09/09/2016 12:56:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Full title: Wasted: Horrifying photos of parents passed out by school bus after overdosing in their car with four-year-old boy in the backseat reveal the terrible toll of the opioid epidemic sweeping America A police department in Ohio has shared on Facebook disturbing photos of a man and woman passed out in a car with a toddler in the backseat after the pair had allegedly overdosed on heroin. The unsettling images appeared on the City of East Liverpool's social media page on Thursday. Officials say they decided to make the photos public to raise awareness of the heroin epidemic in...
  • Hillary and Her Coke Habit

    05/15/2016 4:22:05 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 34 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | May 13, 2016 | Sally Miller
    Bill mentioned, “The only time Hillary gets aroused or agree to ‘play sexy’ is after she snorts coke. But, even then, she’s rigid and frigid.” Hillary Clinton despised Bill’s brother Roger but, she had to be nice to him since he supplied her coke habit. (Roger Clinton was charged with and convicted of a cocaine-related offense in 1985 and pardoned by Bill in 2001.) Bill talked about Hillary taking off work lots of times, desperate to find Roger. She cursed Roger but, at the same time, she had to be nice since he was her only source of coke. She...
  • Hate Crime Turns Out to Be Death by Marijuana

    05/13/2016 8:03:32 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    AIM ^ | May 12, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    So marijuana is harmless and doesn’t kill people? Consider the case of black Muslim teenager Hamza Warsame, who took a toke and plunged to his death. His friends from the hood blamed it on a non-existent white man who allegedly pushed the kid to his death. The headline in last December’s New York Times story was certainly ominous: “Assertions of Hate Crime in Seattle After a Somali-American Teenager Falls to His Death.” The paper said, “The death of the boy, Hamza Warsame, has prompted outrage among members of the Muslim community here, amid assertions—it is not clear from whom—that he...
  • Stoned Drivers Are Killing More and More Innocent Victims

    05/12/2016 3:24:15 PM PDT · by milton23 · 66 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/12/16 | Cully Stimson
    According to the Washington State Marijuana Impact Report, the incidents of marijuana-impaired driving are increasing dramatically. Fatal driving accidents have risen 122 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Marijuana is big business in Washington state. There are more marijuana businesses than Starbucks in Washington state (despite the fact that Starbucks was founded in Seattle). The traffic safety organization AAA has its own reports on marijuana use among drivers in fatal crashes, and the picture is equally bleak.
  • Supreme Court rejects suit against Colorado over marijuana law

    03/21/2016 4:46:56 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/24/16
    Supreme Court rejects suit against Colorado over marijuana law The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma against their neighbor Colorado over a law approved as a ballot initiative by Colorado voters in 2012 that allows the recreational use of marijuana. The court declined to hear the case filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma, which said that marijuana is being smuggled across their borders and noted that federal law still prohibits the drug. Two conservative justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, said they would have heard the case. Nebraska and Oklahoma contended...
  • Harmless? Marijuana-induced psychosis on the upswing

    03/09/2016 10:32:56 AM PST · by cassiusking · 94 replies
    KIRO Radio ^ | 2/26/2016 | Josh Kerns
    "Duane Stone is a veteran Seattle mental health specialist. He's seeing a surprising increase in patients experiencing psychotic episodes as well. Many have never had any mental health problems before. "I get lots of first break kind where this person doesn't have an experience with mental illness, they don't have a diagnosis, they're 30 or 40-years-old. And the only thing they've been doing has been smoking marijuana for the last year or two," Stone said. It's not just your stereotypical stoner. They're family people working at places such as Microsoft and Amazon."
  • Why the ‘wet tea leaves’ drug raid was outrageous

    01/11/2016 3:40:20 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2016 | Radley Balko
    A couple weeks ago, I posted about a case in Kansas in which a couple was wrongly raided by a police tactical team. Robert and Addie Harte and their two children were held in their home by armed officers for over two hours as the officers searched the house for marijuana. They found no drugs. After spending $25,000 to get a judge to order the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department to turn over documents related to the search and investigation leading up to it, the Hartes discovered that Robert Harte, along with hundreds of other people, became a suspect when Missouri...