Mexican drug cartels targeting Montana with fentanyl trade; overdose deaths rising: Law enforcement

Montana AG says cartels are targeting Montana because there are profits to be made Law enforcement officials say Mexican drug cartels are targeting Montana in fentanyl trade; overdose deaths are rising. MISSOULA, Mont. – Opioid overdoses, the No. 1 killer of Americans ages 18 to 45, aren’t slowing down, and police say there’s a rise of a more dangerous substance — fentanyl.  In Montana, state law … Continue reading Mexican drug cartels targeting Montana with fentanyl trade; overdose deaths rising: Law enforcement

Fentanyl Entering US Through Southern Border at “Unprecedented Levels”: Rep. Higgins

Implementing a new law to punish traffickers of fentanyl and declaring deaths from the drug as a health crisis could curb the damage it is doing to the country. The Epoch Times spoke to Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) about the growing fentanyl crisis in the United States. The Republican lawmaker represents Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district, which includes Lafayette Parish. According to the local coroner, there were 32 … Continue reading Fentanyl Entering US Through Southern Border at “Unprecedented Levels”: Rep. Higgins

8 Montanans Died of Fentanyl Overdose in Last 10 Days+ Deadliest Week on Record

Fentanyl deaths continue to spike precipitously in the state, with the Riverstone Health in Billings reporting that 8 people have overdosed and died from the dangerous drug between May 22 and June 1st, making it the deadlines week on record and continuing to set a blistering pace that is expected to to be several magnitudes higher than previous years. The victims were between the ages … Continue reading 8 Montanans Died of Fentanyl Overdose in Last 10 Days+ Deadliest Week on Record

“I Care About Our Country, USA, and Our People”: Rep. MTG Shuts Down WaPo Reporter Asking About Aid to Ukraine

‘I serve in the United States of America’s Congress, and you write for the press of the United States of America. Why don’t you care about our people and the crises we’re going through?’ MTG asks reporter. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was well-prepared when she got ambushed by a Washington Post journo asking why she doesn’t vote in favor of Ukraine aid packages. The … Continue reading “I Care About Our Country, USA, and Our People”: Rep. MTG Shuts Down WaPo Reporter Asking About Aid to Ukraine

Flow of Fentanyl into American Communities Quadruples Under Biden

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, California — Four times as much fentanyl is flowing across the United States-Mexico border under President Joe Biden compared to two years prior when former President Trump was in office. During the launch of Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ken Calvert’s (R-CA) congressional caucus dedicated to the fentanyl crisis, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mark Dunbar of the Murrieta Station in southern California noted that … Continue reading Flow of Fentanyl into American Communities Quadruples Under Biden

Feds: A popular drug from the disco era is making a deadly return

Today’s narcotics abusers may be turning to cocaine in part “because there’s been a lot of bad press about other drugs.” May 5, 2019, 5:11 AM MDT By Corky Siemaszko   The bitter lessons about the dangers of cocaine from the disco era in the 1970s may be lost on a new generation of drug abusers. A phenomenon known as “generational forgetting” may be one of … Continue reading Feds: A popular drug from the disco era is making a deadly return

Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth

Terry DeMio, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 5:35 p.m. ET April 19, 2019 CINCINNATI – They were medical professionals but they traded prescription pain pills for sex, prosecutors say. Others let untrained office workers examine patients, leaving a blank prescription pad at the clinic, their indictments reveal. One dentist extracted the healthy teeth of patients as an excuse to give them painkillers, the feds say. Two of the prescribers charged in this … Continue reading Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth

Fentanyl bust in New York finds enough to kill nearly 2 million people, DEA says

By Nicole Chavez and Taylor Romine, CNN Updated 6:49 PM ET, Sat March 2, 2019 (CNN)A home in a quiet Westchester County, New York, neighborhood was hiding enough fentanyl to kill 2 million people, the US Drug Enforcement Administration said. Federal agents found five kilograms (just over 11 pounds) of fentanyl and six kilograms (13.2 pounds) of heroin Friday when they raided a fentanyl mill operating out … Continue reading Fentanyl bust in New York finds enough to kill nearly 2 million people, DEA says

Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Declaration stops short of the ‘national emergency’ designation president had assured over summer WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump, surrounded by addicts and their families, declared opioid addiction a “public health emergency” Thursday as he sought to accelerate a federal government response to the crisis. “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic,” Mr. Trump said in a 25-minute speech from the White House in which … Continue reading Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Lawmaker wants to legalize use of prescription painkillers for death sentences

A state senator in Maryland is now calling for lethal injection to be reinstated in the state for certain crimes, and he wants to use the same drugs that are already killing thousands of Americans each year to get the job done: heroin and fentanyl. Hartford Country Republican Senator Robert G. Cassilly would like to see lethal injection used for crimes such as serial murders, murders of … Continue reading Lawmaker wants to legalize use of prescription painkillers for death sentences

New ‘gray death’ drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn

A lethal new drug dubbed “gray death” by authorities that is dangerous to even touch with gloves is being eyed in overdose cases across Georgia, Alabama and Ohio. Investigators said the high-potency cocktail — which is comprised of heroin, fentanyl, the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil, and a synthetic opioid called U-47700 — can kill users with a single dose. “Gray death is one of the scariest … Continue reading New ‘gray death’ drug can kill with a single dose, authorities warn

Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis

Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis by Dawn Luger We’ve all seen those who don’t understand just how addictive opioids are, blame the addict for his or her addiction. But now, new information is coming to light, and many doctors have raked in huge amounts of money by helping push these drugs on patients for Big Pharma while downplaying the addictive nature of … Continue reading Doctors In NJ Get Wealthy Helping Big Pharma Ignite Opioid Crisis

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected in at Least 50 Recent Fatal Overdoses in Three States

Heroin laced with the synthetic opiate fentanyl is suspected in at least 50 recent fatal overdoses in three states, according to law enforcement officials. In Pennsylvania, the drug combination is suspected in at least 17 deaths. Officials in Maryland and Michigan are also investigating deaths linked to the drug mix. In Flint, Michigan, fentanyl-laced heroin is suspected in four recent overdoses. Fentanyl is often used during … Continue reading Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected in at Least 50 Recent Fatal Overdoses in Three States