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By Stefan Franzen, guest columnist A recent comment in The New York Times by German Lopez (“The Perils of Legalization”) states categorically that prescription opioids have caused the overdose epidemic. “The problem started with a legal, regulated drug: prescription painkillers,” Lopez writes, while arguing against legalization as a solution to our drug problems. “A lot …

By Emily Fitzgerald / emily@chronline.com Two other suspects in a drug trafficking case linked to a family operation in Fresno, Calif., have appeared in Lewis County Superior Court. Juan Tolentino-Chino, 33, and Hernestina Venegas-Gatica, 45, both of Astoria, Oregon, were jailed at the Lewis County Jail on May 17 and appeared before Judge Joely Yeager …

A criminal syndicate has been busted and two Sydney men have been charged over the alleged supply of illegal products medications on the dark web. A marketplace providing drugs and restricted substances in exchange for cryptocurrency was identified by police before raiding homes in Chatswood and Rose Bay yesterday. Officers found more than 100 grams …

article Fulton County deputies are looking for TreQuera Lashell Ford and his vehicle. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office) ATLANTE – A Fulton County jail paramedic is on the run after sheriff’s deputies say she tried to smuggle illegal drugs and cigarettes into the secure detention center while on her shift. TreQuera Lashell Ford, 24, is wanted …

Methamphetamines can kill. Illegal drugs themselves can be deadly, but it doesn’t stop there. Laboratories are dangerous when in operation. They give off gases. They can explode. They’re a powder keg that should be handled like a ticking time bomb, but illicit drug makers aren’t notoriously careful. The labs continue to be dangerous thereafter. The …

Click to enlarge Photo: Hamilton County YouTube Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman announces the county’s free fentanyl test strip program on May 10, 2022. Hamilton County now has another weapon in the fight against fentanyl-related deaths. At the Hamilton County Commissioners meeting on May 10, Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman announced county residents can now …

ALBANY — Being arrested for a felony didn’t stop one of Dr. Betty Kolod’s patients from using illegal narcotics, the doctor says. “Homelessness and the criminal charges he faces actually drove him to use even more drugs,” Kolod told CNHI. This man, at least temporarily, no longer lives on the street. He is …

Voters in the Philippines choose their next leader, senators, representatives and thousands of local office holders on Monday ByThe Associated Press May 9, 2022, 05:31 • 5 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MANILA, Philippines — More than three decades after a largely peaceful “people power” revolt toppled Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, …

MIAMI — A low-profile federal appeals court ruling this year threatens a key weapon in America’s war on drugs: a decades-old law that gives the United States sweeping powers to make arrests. on the high seas anywhere in the world, even if the drugs are not destined for US shores. It is a law that …

A 40-year-old former Bethlehem man was expelled from Florida on Wednesday to face charges of selling illegal drugs with his wife in 2017 in the city, court documents show. Christian Sinclair Day, whose address given in court documents is in the 2900 block of Westminster Road in Bethlehem, but he also had an address in …

Covington – Yesterday morning, shortly after 6:20 a.m., Louisiana State Police troopers performed a traffic stop on a 2005 Peterbilt 387 eastbound on Interstate-12 in St. Tammany Parish. During the traffic stop, Troopers became suspicious of criminal activity and requested consent to search the vehicle. Once consent to the search was granted, soldiers were able …

HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) – Deputies with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday arrested a 42-year-old woman in connection with allegations that she got high on marijuana and used a broom, fishing rods and a piece of metal rod to attack a man. Crystal Dawn Costlow, of Larue, is still being held in Henderson …

A total of 88.83 billion pesos of illicit drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPEC) and laboratory equipment were seized by government anti-narcotics agents from July 1, 2016 to March 31, 2022. In the latest #Real Numbers PH, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported that 11,788.33 kilograms of shabu worth 76.17 billion pesos were …

The Globe family of Steamboat Springs, including mom Susan, Maddy and dad Alden Globe pose outside Maddy’s prom in 2014.Family globe/courtesy photo Steamboat Springs couple Alden and Susan Globe testified in Denver before the Colorado Senate on Tuesday, April 26 in support of legislation that would provide tougher penalties for illegal fentanyl dealers and more …

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is calling on Congress to expand the power of federal and local governments to take action to counter the nefarious use of drones in the United States, which is becoming a growing security concern and nuisance. The White House on Monday released an action plan that calls for increasing …

New York’s worst public health crisis is getting worse. No, not COVID, but fatal overdoses. OD deaths increased 78% from pre-pandemic levels, killing 1,233 in the first half of 2021, a 28% spike from the same period in 2020. The city’s Department of Health blames fentanyl because the vast majority of those deaths were linked …

Rebecca Linn-Walton is an executive in the city’s hospital system and she hasn’t used drugs for 20 years. “It all fell apart and I was blessed with a really loving family that was ready to give me the help I needed,” she told NY1 on Thursday. “ Care she says they lavish in Bellevue. And …

ARNOLD, Pennsylvania – An Arnold man was arrested after police seized more than $21,000 worth of drugs from his home. According to a news release, officers from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office – Bureau of Narcotics Investigation worked in conjunction with the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force and Arnold Police to conduct detailed surveillance of …

As those with an affinity for marijuana — or pop culture aficionados — can tell you, April 20 or 4/20 might as well be a national holiday. It’s the day cannabis lovers celebrate the legendary weed. Legend has it that the most plausible historical origin of the 4/20 came from the 1970s, when a group …

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania State Police announced Thursday that troopers confiscated $23,160,277 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines and other illicit drugs in the first quarter of 2022. During the first quarter, state police seized 168 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of nearly $3.7 million. Soldiers also seized 120 pounds of methamphetamines, 77 pounds …

A man was arrested and drugs were confiscated after a search warrant was served Monday at a residence in Wyandot County. According to a statement from the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, the Wyandot County Special Response Team served the warrant at 7227 County Highway 2 in McCutchenville. Detectives seized approximately 40 grams of suspected fentanyl, …

THE best performing Local Drug Abuse Control Councils (Adac) in the country will be recognized by the Department of Home Affairs and Local Government (DILG). DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said in a statement that his office would launch an assessment to identify Adacs who are not lagging behind in their campaign against illicit drugs. “Ensuring …

April 8, 2022 4:08 p.m. Post : April 8, 2022 4:08 p.m. Update: April 8, 2022 4:11 p.m. SPOKANE, Wash. — A 28-year-old Kennewick resident was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison and even more years under federal supervision for stockpiling large amounts of illegal drugs two years ago. According to a …

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Maui police arrested three people on Sunday for drug-related crimes in Kihei. The MPD said a group of plainclothes officers responded to complaints about a drum circle at Poolenalena Beach around 3 p.m. Authorities said they recognized a man and a woman wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Police have arrested and charged …

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Norfolk man to 45 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute fentanyl, acetyl-fentanyl and heroin in the area of Hampton Roads. He was found guilty by a jury in May 2021 of five counts related to the drug conspiracy, including …

Four people were arrested Wednesday after law enforcement officers stopped their vehicle and seized a variety of drugs, including four ounces of methamphetamine, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest ended a “source of illegal narcotics arriving in Lee County,” a news release from the sheriff’s office said. The four were in a …

Thursday, March 31, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano Now that medical marijuana is legal in Texas, will Austin allow its first responders to use it? A Monday afternoon briefing at the city council’s public safety committee meeting showed that the obstacle, for once, is not with state government, but with federal regulations. Thanks to House Bill …

Police ID man deceased at J. Clyde Morris Blvd. crash 56 minutes ago Crews searching for a woman who fell from a raft in Newport… 58 minutes ago Man gets 30 years for killing his parents in Virginia… 1 hour ago Man shot 2 on Garfield Drive in Norfolk, police say 1 hour ago Woman …

BIGGEST DRUG TRAFFICKING. Cousins ​​Dennis Centino (left) and Shelljay Centino Cuyno, both 24, are arrested with 5.12 kilos of shabu worth PHP34.8 million in Barangay Pahina Central, Cebu City, Saturday, March 26, 2022. The city’s drug enforcement unit says the duo were about to deliver 125 grams of the illegal substance to an undercover officer …

March 24, 2022, 11:18 a.m.Updated 40m ago By: News 12 Staff Cumberland County schools are taking a proactive approach when it comes to preventing school shootings – with a four-legged officer patrolling the hallways. Meet K-9 Meadow. She’s not here to snort illegal drugs or patrol the streets. “When she hears the gunshot, she tries …

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Angel Joe Valenzuela, 50, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to eight years in prison, followed by four years of probation. On February 4, 2021, Valenzuela was found in possession of over five grams of actual methamphetamine, several small bags, several scales, cell phones and …

Belfast Police have arrested a man after seizing Class B drugs worth £90,000 during a search operation. PSNI Organized Crime Investigators in Belfast worked alongside partners from the Organized Crime Task Force to carry out a search of a premises in South Belfast earlier today, Sunday March 20. A 53-year-old man has been arrested and …

A pharmaceutical sting operation at King’s Pharmacy last November nabbed what the company owner says is the latest in a history of Houston-based fraud efforts; A Jefferson County grand jury indicted the accused 21-year-old actor on March 2. According to a probable cause affidavit noting the alleged crime of Malcolm, aka “Malcom”, Richmond resident Xavier …

The Russian and US flags are pictured ahead of talks between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman at the US mission in Geneva, Switzerland, January 10, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday …

According to the New Zealand Police website, it employs over 13,000 people. Photo/NZPA No member of New Zealand’s police force – which numbers more than 13,000 – has tested positive for illicit drugs in the past three years. It comes after it was revealed 62 members New Zealand Defense Force had tested positive for class …

Trucking company owner Earl Weston spent 27 years in New Mexico prisons. He says a new mail delivery system is complicating his ability to reach current inmates. (Courtesy of Earl Weston) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Earl Weston knows the isolation of being in prison and the importance of a magazine or a letter from …

national “We show up for people that too many people consider disposable.” A sign on the wall reads “This Site Saves Lives” in Spanish and English at an overdose prevention center at OnPoint NYC in New York, NY (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) The Associated Press By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press March 10, 2022 | 11:04 am …

Former Tennessee Rep. Robin Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal wire fraud charge, just days after she was formally implicated in a scheme prosecutors allege involves the former House speaker and the current representing Glen Casada. Smith’s quick resignation on Monday and plea deal on Tuesday indicate she may be cooperating with federal investigators …

Adrian Martinez was being held in the Surry County Jail on Friday with bail set at $280,000, the sheriff’s office said. Teresa Martinez was taken to jail with her bond set at $7,000, the sheriff’s office said. Adrian and Teresa Martinez are due to appear in Surry District Court on March 23. On Wednesday, Surry …

NAGTIPUNAN, Quirino — Aksyon Demokratiko flag bearer Isko Moreno Domagoso on Thursday denied openly promoting illegal drug use by frequently using the “two knuckles” hand sign, which has long been linked to marijuana use. The hand sign usually refers to the way some addicts hold their marijuana sticks, with the ring finger and little finger …

From the Fredericksburg Police: On Saturday February 26, at approximately 11 p.m., a patrol officer carried out a traffic stop after seeing the driver of a Toyota Camry failing to stop for a red light at the intersection of Mall Court and Plank Road. The driver, identified as Nicole White, 38, of Stafford County, was …

South African drug smuggler seeks extradition Absence of prisoner exchange treaty makes return almost impossible, write King-oua Laohong and Supapong Chaolan Ashley Oosthuizen, who is serving a life sentence in Thailand for international drug trafficking. A South African woman who is behind bars in Thailand on drug-related charges has come under the spotlight after authorities …

For the editor: In response to the letter entitled “Making better choices:” Human beings almost always have to justify their bad choices; it is easier to blame someone else or something else than to face the truth. What the author said about some of the chemicals we put in our bodies today may …

Leo became the central figure in the death of 31-year-old Zach Kennedy, who disappeared on October 22, 2017, about a decade after moving to Long Beach from his small town in Pennsylvania. Kennedy was one of the men who attended parties at Leo’s Downtown, where witnesses said methamphetamine and the sedative GHB were freely distributed. …

Two people were arrested Saturday following a drug investigation in southern Pulaski County. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Trent Massey and other members of the Sheriff’s Office joined Constable Randy Goff with the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force to conduct an investigation into Jacksboro Road following multiple complaints to law enforcement …

The Synthetic Opioids Trafficking Commission has shared some startling data along with suggestions for tackling what it calls a “national crisis.” The Synthetic Opioids Trafficking Commission released a report noting that drug overdoses have killed more than one million Americans since 1999, more than the number of combat deaths in all American wars in its …

A North Huntingdon police detective will become a member of the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, serving as the only officer based in Westmoreland County. The deal, which township officials approved this week, will see North Huntingdon continue to pay the detective’s salary. The state would cover any overtime pay. The detective won’t start with …

Drug trafficking and production are on the rise in the Pacific Islands, and Australia’s addiction to methamphetamine and cocaine is at the root of the problem, according to a report by the Lowy Institute. Key points: Australia and New Zealand pay some of the highest prices in the world for illicit drugs Lowy Institute report …

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – A Blountville man faces multiple charges of illegal drug distribution. Keith Vestal, 42, of Blountville, was arrested by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, according to a written statement. Vestal was charged with manufacturing, delivering, selling or possessing methamphetamine, resisting arrest, evading arrest, expiring registration, driving while license is suspended …

As fatal overdose deaths in the United States reach record highs, Congress has ordered CBP to come up with a plan to scan 100% of arriving vehicles. Here and across the southern US border, the agency is preparing to roll out new “non-intrusive” inspection systems to screen many more trucks. The story continues under the …

A Merced man faces potentially decades in prison after being arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition and possession of narcotics with intent to distribute. Johnathan Eldon Moss Jr., 35, was arrested Thursday on the federal charge on two counts, according to a press release issued Friday by the US Department of Justice. …

A journey into the dark corners of Telegram, which has become a magnet for criminals peddling everything from illegal drugs to counterfeit money and COVID-19 vaccine passes Just a few years ago, illicit services and contraband online originated from the hidden and largely untraceable depths of the internet: the dark web. People frequenting dark websites …

Now that MDMA is illegal, some providers are resorting to clandestine sessions of MDMA therapy, sometimes with disastrous results. A recent essay in Slate detailed a man’s harrowing experience after an underground psychedelic trainer gave him methamphetamine “cut with a little MDMA” instead of the pure MDMA he was expecting during a guided session in …

Grudge or involvement in illegal drugs are the possible motives for the murder of a drug quit in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod city. (photo added) Grudge or involvement in illegal drugs are the possible motives examined by police station 10 officers in the murder of former drug renunciant at Purok Narra Phase 4, Barangay Handumanan in …

NEW LIVES. On Saturday, February 5, 2022, some 136 ex-users of illegal drugs from Barangay Doongan in the city of Butuan complete their 24-day community drug rehabilitation program. Village president Gilberto Enriquez said the local government will also facilitate livelihood and skills training for former drug addicts to help them find jobs. (ANP photo by …

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Two inmates, along with several co-conspirators, face charges of allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs inside a county jail. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele announced charges against inmate Mason Hall, 22, and three co-conspirators, inmate Luis Valazquez, 37; Latashia Lucas, 31, of Norristown and Patrick Perna, 21, of Norristown. The group …

New Orleans police said on Tuesday they arrested a man with the key to a stolen car used in a hail of gunfire in downtown that hospitalized two women. The car was stolen Friday in an armed robbery in the 600 block of South Galvez Street. Within hours, police say, it was used in an …

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Four Chinese nationals were arrested and over $8 million worth of illegal drugs and a quantity of cash were confiscated in a drug bust in Trincity. The incident occurred during an intelligence-led drill that was conducted in the Northern Division on Wednesday under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner of Police from the Deosaran Central …

ALTOONA (WQOW) – Republicans and Democrats running to represent western Wisconsin are making their platforms known in the Chippewa Valley this week. On Thursday, 3rd Congressional District candidate Derrick Van Orden spoke with local law enforcement to learn more about the struggles they face, particularly in regards to our local drug crisis. . Representative Jesse …

Photo by Kindel Media courtesy of Pexels An irony? A regional party list candidate manager, People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs (PVAID), was arrested in a takeover operation for allegedly selling methamphetamine or “shabu”. ABS-CBN News reported that jerklie abdulkarim and two other individuals were apprehended by the National Bureau of Investigation – Illegal Drugs Task …

Suspects were selling fake oxycodone and fentanyl pills, police say Job : January 24, 2022 / 9:42 a.m. EST / Update: January 24, 2022 / 9:45 a.m. EST ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Three Decatur residents were arrested on Saturday for drug trafficking after police said they sold fake oxycodone and fentanyl tablets. Raymond Guerra …

Two of Del’s bills. Sally Hudson seeking to reduce the sentence for simple drug possession and facilitate recovery were filed Friday by a House of Delegates Courts subcommittee, likely ending their progress this session. Among the bills introduced this session by Hudson, a Democrat from Charlottesville, are three bills aimed at criminal drug possession charges. …

DENVER — It only takes a few clicks on a smartphone to get a substance that can kill a life, according to the Denver Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “You don’t have to go to a dangerous street corner or the dark side of town to buy these drugs anymore,” said David Olesky, assistant …

Two men, including one convicted in long-ago homicide cases, were arrested late last week after law enforcement executed a search warrant at a house in the 1600 block of Cherry Street in the Hillsdale area and confiscated illegal drugs and cash. Jimmie Lancaster, 71, is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine …

The prevalence of drugs among young people in Liberia is a serious threat to the social fabric. Illegal drugs have many side effects, both on the human body and on society. Illegal drug users can have impaired judgment, altered states of mind, and prolonged use can lead to mental illnesses, etc. Other side effects include …

Posted January 15, 2022 Nigerian socialite, Obi Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana has revealed that it is repugnant for the National Drug Enforcement Agency to link him to illegal narcotics cases. Obi Cubana said this during an Instagram Live interview with media personality, Daddy Freeze, on Saturday. The popular club owner was referring to …

TUCSON (KVOA) – This is a dark historic milestone in the trafficking of illegal drugs across the United States-Mexican border. According to data from US Customs and Border Protection, fentanyl is being trafficked more than heroin for the first time in history. According to the data, in fiscal year 2021, CBP seized more than 111,000 …

It’s less than two weeks from 2022, and already drunk and drugged drivers have been brought before Barnstaple magistrates and delivered justice. Several young men in their 20s have been caught driving with cannabis in their system, while older offenders have been over the limit for drinking and driving. Driving under the influence of drugs …

[ad_1] A man in his 30s has been arrested after a package containing £ 10,000 of suspected cannabis was found at a business premises in Dungannon. Police were called to an address in the Market Square area shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday. Inspector Taggart said: ‘Officers attended and took away the package before discovering …

[ad_1] A SPECIAL court this week ordered the unfreezing of the accounts of two defendants in the drug case filed following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, finding that they had been illegally seized by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Two defendants, Jai Madhok and Zaid Vilatra, filed separate petitions with the special court …

[ad_1] (WTRF) – It’s both powerful and extremely addicting. This synthetic opioid is the leading cause of overdose death in the United States and continues to plague West Virginia since their recovery. Fentanyl is up to 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the Center for Disease …

[ad_1] Kariem rainey Provided CROWN POINT – A Chicago man told a judge on Tuesday he “took shortcuts in life” and didn’t think anyone would get hurt selling drugs which subsequently resulted in the death of a man from Schererville in 2019. Kariem “K” Rainey, 45, was the first person charged in Lake County under …

[ad_1] Navi Mumbai: The criminal branch of Navi Mumbai will now question a prominent politician about an illegal drug factory that was operating in Pezari village of Alibaug taluka in Raigad district. More than 2.5 kg of MD drugs (methaqualone powder) were seized and three people were arrested last Thursday. The illegal factory was raided …

[ad_1] BENNINGTON – When historians look back, they could say 2021 was a year for the record books. We started the year with an insurgency on Capitol Hill, and we’re ending it with a burgeoning omicron variant of the coronavirus. At The Banner, we delivered many memorable stories in 2021, including the specter of gangs …

[ad_1] Nine Chinese men were arrested in the capital with nearly 350 kg on December 24. Anti-drug department The Phnom Penh municipal court on December 30 questioned nine Chinese men arrested for possession of nearly 350 kg of drugs in the capital, according to deputy prosecutor and court spokesman Plong Sophal. The suspects were brought …

[ad_1] DANBURY – The town woman indicted earlier this month in a fatal overdose last summer was a relative of the victim, according to the arrest warrant against her. Susan Quinn, 35, faces reckless second-degree endangerment and controlled substance possession charges after police say she contributed to the death of her 22-year-old cousin Jada Mourning, …

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[ad_1] CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A traffic stop using a K-9 led MPs to arrest two suspected drug traffickers in Ravenna Township on December 23, the Portage County Sheriff’s Office confirmed . Sheriff Zuchowski’s newly established PACE Interdiction Team and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Drugs and Violent Crime Unit have halted traffic in the …

[ad_1] Okinawa Prefecture Police Headquarters (Mainichi / Takayasu Endo) NAHA – Okinawa Prefectural Police and other authorities apprehended 12 people, including three members and a civilian employee of the U.S. Marines in Okinawa, on suspicion of smuggling cannabis and cocaine into Japan from the United States. United States through the military postal services that delivered …