Fentanyl Awareness 

DETECTIVES: HEROIN BEING SOLD IN UNIQUE PACKAGING ACTUALLY STRAIGHT FENTANYL

  Lancaster County law-enforcers are warning drug users to beware of heroin being sold in unique packaging because it is actually suspected straight fentanyl, a substance many times more lethal than heroin. The county Drug Task Force is also seeking information on individuals selling the suspected fentanyl, packaged in distinct purple-and-white checked bags. Heroin is most commonly sold here in blue bags. Detectives say they believe the potentially deadly substance is being distributed throughout Lancaster County and possibly beyond. “We are not mincing words here: These particular bags can and…

Read More
Ohio pilot, wife found dead in apparent fentanyl overdose, police say Fentanyl Awareness 

Ohio pilot, wife found dead in apparent fentanyl overdose, police say

Brian and Courtney Hayle were found dead on March 16, 2017 of apparent fentanyl overdoses. WHIO CENTERVILLE, Ohio — Family members say a woman found dead along with her airline pilot husband from apparent fentanyl overdoses had long batted drug problems. Police say the children of 36-year-old Brian Halye and 34-year-old Courtney Halye found their bodies at their home in Centerville near Dayton. They were discovered by their four children, who called 911, CBS affiliate WHIO reports . Brian Halye was a pilot for Spirit Airlines. In January of 2016,…

Read More

US drug diplomat hails UN plans for control of fentanyl

The diplomat heading U.S. efforts to combat drug trafficking internationally is hailing a pending U.N. move to control substances used to make a deadly synthetic drug, but acknowledges it will not put an immediate dent in illegal trafficking. William Brownfield says the move to globally track the legal movement of fentanyl and substances used to make the drugs is an important step to reduce illegal use. But he told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is only one step in reducing dependency or addiction on the drug that may have…

Read More
Elephant Tranquilizers Are the New Heroin Fentanyl Awareness 

Elephant Tranquilizers Are the New Heroin

Drug addicts take regular gambles with their lives and each day they play a new game of Russian Roulette. It’s no secret that drug addicts put themselves in sketchy situations that no sane person would ever contemplate doing. Addicts “cop” dope from random people at run-down convenience stores, look for someone to give them the “eye” so they know they’re holding drugs and even buy legal “research chemicals” online, not really knowing what they’re getting other than the promise of getting high. Legally. When addicts buy drugs they are putting…

Read More
Kokomo police officer accused of stealing fentanyl patches Fentanyl Awareness 

Kokomo police officer accused of stealing fentanyl patches

Joann’s Letter To the Community on Holy Addiction   An officer with the Kokomo Police Department faces theft charges after allegedly stealing part of a woman’s fentanyl prescription during a welfare check. Heath Evans has been charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit, possession of a narcotic drug and theft, according to a news release from the Howard County Prosecutor’s Office. The charges are the result of an investigation that began in January after a woman reported a theft of her prescription fentanyl patches, according to court documents…

Read More
Courts: Suffolk man distributed Fentanyl, sentenced to 5 years in prison Fentanyl Awareness 

Courts: Suffolk man distributed Fentanyl, sentenced to 5 years in prison

Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted. A Suffolk man was sentenced to five years in prison for distributing Fentanyl, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Eugene Tillery, 30, was sentenced Thursday after he pleaded guilty July 14, 2016, the release said. Tillery was a major supplier of heroin in Suffolk and distributed over two kilograms…

Read More
Lawmakers seek to curb deadly shipments of fentanyl into Maine by US mail Fentanyl Awareness 

Lawmakers seek to curb deadly shipments of fentanyl into Maine by US mail

The Eastern Maine Carrier Annex Post Office is seen in Hampden Thursday. HAMPDEN, Maine — Law enforcement officials have known for years that synthetic drugs from China are often mailed to Maine and other U.S. destinations, and federal lawmakers are now taking action to stop the deadly synthetics that are killing people in droves from entering the country via the postal service. Maine is seeing more than one drug overdose death per day , and more than half are attributed to fentanyl , a lab-made opioid that is 50 times…

Read More
Congressmen want tougher penalties for trafficking fentanyl Fentanyl Awareness 

Congressmen want tougher penalties for trafficking fentanyl

WASHINGTON Youngstown-area U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan this week joined Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., to introduce a bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to ensure that the law reflects the potency of fentanyl. The Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act would reduce the amount of fentanyl needed to invoke the most serious trafficking penalties for an individual trafficking and manufacturing the drug. The bill would lower the threshold that triggers federal penalties from 400 grams to 20 grams to ensure that the law appropriately reflects the extreme strength of the drug,…

Read More
Congressmen want tougher penalties for trafficking fentanyl Fentanyl Awareness 

Congressmen want tougher penalties for trafficking fentanyl

WASHINGTON Youngstown-area U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan this week joined Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., to introduce a bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to ensure that the law reflects the potency of fentanyl. The Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act would reduce the amount of fentanyl needed to invoke the most serious trafficking penalties for an individual trafficking and manufacturing the drug. The bill would lower the threshold that triggers federal penalties from 400 grams to 20 grams to ensure that the law appropriately reflects the extreme strength of the drug,…

Read More
Congressmen want tougher penalties for trafficking fentanyl Fentanyl Awareness 

Congressmen want tougher penalties for trafficking fentanyl

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. WASHINGTON Youngstown-area U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan this week joined Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., to introduce a bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to ensure that the law reflects the potency of fentanyl. The Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act would reduce the amount of fentanyl needed to invoke the most serious trafficking penalties for an individual trafficking and manufacturing the drug. The bill would lower the threshold that triggers federal penalties from 400 grams to 20 grams to…

Read More