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    An accidental fentanyl overdose, which likely occurred while an 8-month-old girl was in the care of her babysitter in Dearborn Heights, has died according to her mother. The mother of baby J’ream said her daughter was a “bubbly” little girl prior to the overdose. After J’ream died, her mother went to the Wayne County Medical Examiner, who told her the likely cause of death was an overdose. The mother, who hasn’t revealed her name to the public, showed Fox 2 the report showing fentanyl in the baby’s urine. The overdose happened Sept. 15. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Woman convicted of second-degree murder for starving 7-week-old baby to death Crime and Public Safety | California mother, stepfather suspected in death of 6-year-old son Crime and Public Safety | Woman blames California foster care system for torture death of brother she never knew Crime and Public Safety | Sophia Mason: New documents detail Alameda County social workers’ failures to protect Hayward girl Crime and Public Safety | Sheriff: 35-year-old...
    Melanie Ramos, a 15-year-old student at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood, loved to travel and dreamed of one day joining the Army. Her life was cut short Tuesday night by a suspected fentanyl overdose after she and another student bought what they believed were Percocet pills from a 15-year-old boy on campus. Melanie was found unresponsive in a bathroom by her friend’s stepfather and a school employee about 9 p.m., when the campus was open for volleyball and soccer games, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. Her friend also overdosed and was hospitalized. “She was a very loving child,” said Xochitl Quintero, 41, Melanie’s aunt. “She had a great relationship with her two sisters. Her best friend was her younger sister, who took her loss very hard.” Officials at Helen Bernstein High School have said they were aware of drug issues among some students and have been actively addressing the problem.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Gladys Manriques, 36, one of Melanie’s family members, said they were...
    Police have arrested a 15-year-old drug dealer and an accomplice in connection with the overdose death at a Hollywood high school where the popular TV show Glee was filmed. The teenage dealer from Academic Performance Excellence Academy was arrested on Thursday after student Melanie Ramos, 15, died and others overdosed at the school next door on Tuesday, Helen Bernstein High School. LAPD Police Chief Michael Moore said the suspect faces manslaughter charges after he sold pills laced with fentanyl advertising they were Percocet, a pain killer. 'It's common practice today in the illicit pill market to use fentanyl to spike or enhance a drug,' Moore said during a press conference. 'Typically and frequently, these result in overdoses because of the overabundance of fentanyl and the powerful nature of it.' Ramos and another girl allegedly purchased the pills from a dealer in Lexington Park before smashing, snorting, and passing out on the school's restroom floor, police said. An hour later, one girl woke up and found her stepfather on campus searching for her. Meanwhile, Ramos was dead. The unidentified drug dealer...
    A teenage girl died Tuesday night from an apparent fentanyl overdose at Bernstein High School in Hollywood while three other students were hospitalized, according to authorities. Los Angeles Police Department officers responded at about 9 p.m. to a possible overdose at the school, located in the 1300 block of North Wilton Place, according to a news release. A female student, who was suffering from a possible overdose, told her stepfather that her friend was in the girls’ bathroom, police said. The parent and a school employee found an unresponsive student inside the bathroom and attempted live-saving measures. The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived and pronounced the student dead at the scene. The other student was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. Police said they believe the students bought what they thought were Percocet pills from Lexington Park and confirmed that two other students were found suffering from possible overdoses in the area of the park, located in the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue. California Bakersfield student, 13, arrested after middle school employee exposed to...
    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) administrator Anne Milgram issued a dire warning Friday that cartels are 'killing Americans with fentanyl at rates never seen before.  'There are two cartels in Mexico the Sinoloa cartel and the El Jalisco cartel that are killing Americans with fentanyl at catastrophic and record rates like we have never seen before,' Milgram said.  Milgram said that cartels had become more aggressive than they'd been in years past.  'Those cartels are acting with calculated, deliberate treachery to get fentanyl to the United States and to get people to buy it - through fake pills, through other drugs, through any means.'  'The whole world of drugs has changed,' she added.   In the past year there have been over 107,000 drug overdoses in the U.S., 70 percent of those tied to fentanyl.  In the first nine months of fiscal year 2022, border agents just in San Diego and Imperial counties seized over 5,000 pounds of fentanyl.  Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) administrator Anne Milgram issued a dire warning Friday that cartels are 'killing Americans with fentanyl at rates never seen...
    Another reminder that the world we live in is different than it used to be and that the next generation might have a better handle on it than we think. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen’s office annually holds an art contest called “Justice For All” that challenges high school student artists in the county to address a topical issue, which have ranged in recent years from human trafficking and school shootings to the life of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Student artists this year were prompted by the question, “What is the face of fentanyl?” and they responded with more than three dozen entries that illustrated the dangers they and their peers face from the synthetic opioid that has been responsible for so many fatal overdoses. Anna Fandli, 16, of Branham High School in San Jose, poses with her winning poster design in the “Justice For All” student art contest held by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Monday, July 18, 2022. (Sal Pizarro/Bay Area News Group)  On Monday, Rosen and members of his...
    A 30-year-old man was charged after providing Fentanyl to a man who later overdosed at a Morris County hotel and died, authorities announced. John P. Rowe, of Budd Lake, was charged with first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said in a joint release alongside local officials. Officers responding to a report of an unresponsive male at the Mount Olive Days Inn hotel found the 19-year-old victim — identified only as “G.B.” — unconscious on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, Carroll said. The victim was rushed to a local hospital and pronounced dead the following day. The Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office found his cause of death to be fentanyl toxicity. A follow-up investigation found that Rowe sold the victim fentanyl in Morristown two days prior to his death, Carroll said. Rowe was previously charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs, conspiring to distribute drugs, and possession of drugs, authorities said. Rowe was being detained in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending future court proceedings in accordance with bail reform. Anyone with additional information about this...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s army and National Guard announced Thursday what they called a “historic” seizure of over a half-ton of fentanyl at a warehouse in the northern city of Culiacan. “This is the largest seizure in history of this lethal drug,” said Assistant Public Safety Secretary Ricardo Mejia, estimating the fentanyl had an illicit value of around $230 million. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl have been behind a major increase in overdose deaths in the United States; as little as two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal. The drug is 100 times more potent than morphine. The nearly 1,200 pounds (543 kilograms) found at the warehouse could have produced millions of the counterfeit pills in which fentanyl is usually offered. Fentanyl is so deadly because it is pressed into pills made to look like Xanax, Adderall or Oxycodone, or mixed into other drugs. That has lead to tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the United States because people often do not realize they are taking fentanyl. However, the purity of the amount found at the warehouse...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized over $1.1 million worth of narcotics hidden in the panels of a car driving into California from Mexico, the agency said. Federal officers stopped a 43-year-old man entering the United States from Mexico at the Otay Mesa port-of-entry on June 16 after drugs were detected by a CBP human and narcotic detector dog, according to a news release Thursday. The man was driving a 2011 Lincoln MKZ containing about 89 pounds of narcotics, which included fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine concealed in packages hidden throughout the car’s “quarter panels, rear bumper, firewall, and rocker panels,” CBP said. The driver of the vehicle was “turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations,” CBP said. “CBP officers are the front-line of stopping these types of dangerous drugs from entering into the U.S.,” said Anne Maricich, CBP deputy director of field operations in San Diego. “I am proud of our officers, and as a result of their keen awareness and collaborative efforts, these narcotics will not reach our communities.”...
    Two alleged drug traffickers arrested for possessing 150,000 illegal fentanyl pills during a California traffic stop were released from custody just one day later, officials said.  Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, both from Washington, were booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility after being busted with $750,000 worth of fentanyl pills.  The Tulare County Sheriff's Office issued an update on Monday announcing the two had been released from custody a day after their arrest on Saturday - following a court order. Sheriff Mike Boudreaux 'strongly disagrees' with the order to release the two men, arguing it is a public safety issue. He had no say in the court order and was forced to comply.  The two men were booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility and released the next day after a court order was issued 'All inmates booked into Tulare County jails are sent through what is known as the Risk Assessment Process through the Tulare County Probation Department,' police said. That “Risk Assessment” is then sent to a judge with the court, who, then, determines whether or not...
    Customs and Border Protection officers in Southern California seized more than 50 pounds of blue fentanyl pills. Officers found the deadly drugs in the gas tank of a Ford vehicle. Officers assigned to the Calexico Port of Entry on June 6 observed a 2014 Ford approaching from Mexico for entry into the United States, according to information obtained from CBP officials. A narcotic smuggling attempt was stopped by @CBP officers at the #Calexico Port of Entry. During the examination officers discovered more than 50 pounds of fentanyl in the vehicle. #KeepItUp #FrontLine #OTM @DHS Read more about it here: https://t.co/EraacNrxUz pic.twitter.com/hPk0YCCCrW — Director of Field Operations Sidney Aki (@DFOSanDiegoCA) June 21, 2022 Calexico Director of Field Operations Sidney Aki tweeted photos of drugs found inside the fuel tank of the vehicle. Following an initial interview with the driver, officers referred the driver to a secondary inspection area. The officers conducted a non-intrusive examination of the vehicle, similar to an x-ray, and found anomalies in the gas tank area, officials stated. The officers removed the 28-year-old driver from the vehicle and...
    (CNN)US Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted about $339,300 worth of suspected fentanyl at the Hidalgo International Bridge in Texas this week, according to a CBP news release.A vehicle attempted to make entry into the United States from Mexico Wednesday, but was selected for inspection, the release said. Through the inspection, officers found nine packages weighing 22 pounds of alleged fentanyl.The Hidalgo International Bridge connects the southern border of Texas to Mexico. The case is under investigation by special agents with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, the release said. An approved painkiller, Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid trafficked principally by land across the US-Mexico border. It is up to 100 times as powerful as morphine and can be found in what is sold as heroine -- sometimes taking its place entirely, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration.Drug overdose deaths in the US tick up again to another record high, according to CDC dataFentanyl can also be mixed into cocaine, methamphetamine and counterfeit street pills sold as opioid medications. Read MoreThe spread and sale of fentanyl led...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- A Riverside school employee and her husband face criminal charges for allegedly distributing fentanyl to at least eight students at a school for students with special needs, police say.Melissa Harloam-Garrison, 46, was arrested this week on suspicion of providing the drug to students at Bright Futures Academy, a non-public school serving kindergarten to 12th grade students.Riverside police say their investigation started on Tuesday afternoon after they were called to the school to deal with an incorrigible student."This is the type of school that has kids with special needs and cognitive and behavioral struggles, so it's not necessarily uncommon for us to respond like that," said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback.But upon arriving on campus their investigation took a different direction.MORE | Riverside school employee arrested for allegedly providing fentanyl to studentsEMBED More News Videos An employee at a Riverside school for students with special needs was arrested for allegedly distributing fentanyl to students, including to one student who overdosed, Eyewitness News has learned. "While they were there, some staff members approached the officers to let them...
    Her husband, 58-year-old David Garrison, was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm on campus and being a person prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. He was held on $25,000 bail. Riverside police said the investigation was still ongoing. KTLA reported that the woman was possibly the daughter of the person who operates the school, which is a non-public school serving special needs children from kindergarten to the twelfth grade. Here's a local news report about the harrowing incident: Riverside school employee arrested for allegedly giving students fentanyl www.youtube.com
    A school bus driver and campus security guard suspected of selling fentanyl to students at a Riverside school for special needs was arrested after a student suffered an overdose, police announced Thursday, May 19. On Tuesday, Riverside police responded to Bright Futures Academy, located at 9994 County Farm Road, in response to an “incorrigible student,” police said. While there, the officers were told by a staff member that another employee was possibly giving fentanyl to students, authorities said. The officers learned a student recently overdosed on suspected fentanyl a week before at their home, and a school investigation revealed 46-year-old Melissa Harloam-Garrison was suspected of furnishing fentanyl to this student and others while on campus, the Police Department said. Harloam-Garrison lived in a cottage on the school property with her husband, 58-year-old David Garrison, police said.  Officers searched the cottage and found over a hundred suspected fentanyl pills, two handguns and various types of ammunition, authorities said. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | 4 people found overdosed in Northern California park, 2 die Crime and...
    Two maintenance workers were pronounced dead at a downtown Los Angeles apartment Thursday after their bodies were found near fentanyl, authorities said. Los Angeles police were called around 10:50 a.m. to an apartment in the 800 block of South Olive Street where two men had been found unconscious. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel also were called to the scene, and the two men were pronounced dead. A white, powdery substance was found near the men’s bodies, and it was later tested by the LAFD’s hazmat unit and found to be fentanyl, officials said. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the men as John Black, 52, of Los Angeles, and Luis Garcia, 31, of Pasadena. Family members of the men contacted the apartment building’s property manager because they had not returned home the night before, police said. The manager then went to their last known work location, where their bodies were found. The deaths come a week after three men were found dead of apparent fentanyl overdoses in an downtown L.A. apartment, on Spring Street. Earlier this week, the Centers...
    A 26-year-old man was charged after police reported a "substantial amount" of fentanyl that was packaged for sale was seized at his Connecticut home. Stanley Foote Jr., of Waterbury, was arrested at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, according to Connecticut State Police. Over the course of an investigation by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force and the Waterbury Police Department in April, authorities discovered the drugs in Foote's residence, police reported.  Police said Foote was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and held on a $250,000 cash/surety bond. He is set to appear in court on Wednesday, May 11, authorities said. 
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Detectives seized a large amount of drugs from dealers allegedly operating out of an Oakland high school parking lot.The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says the dealer would use the hecticness of student drop-off and pick-up at McCylmonds High School as cover.As families were coming and going, the dealers would be selling to customers.RELATED: Alameda Co. authorities recover more than 92 pounds of fentanyl in East BayIt's unclear whether any students were sold to.Investigators say the seizure totals 15 pounds of fentanyl, 1 kilogram of heroin and $139,000 in cash.Four people were arrested. LARGE FENTANYL SEIZURE: ACSO and Task Force detectives seize 15 pounds of Fentanyl, 1 kilo of heroin and $139k in cash inside drug dealers car at Mclymonds High School Parking lot in Oakland. 4 suspects in custody. pic.twitter.com/S8eCgbmd42— Alameda County Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) May 11, 2022
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men were found dead of suspected drug overdoses involving fentanyl in downtown Los Angeles, police said Thursday. Officers discovered the dead men inside an apartment after police received a call about three unresponsive men late Wednesday, Los Angeles police said in a statement. CBSLA-TV reported that a powdery drug believed to be fentanyl was found in the apartment, along with drug paraphernalia. Fentanyl is a highly lethal drug that has been cut into heroin for several years, and more recently has been pressed into counterfeit pills resembling prescription drugs. Experts link the drug to the rise in U.S. overdose deaths. A responding officer who felt ill after arriving at the overdose scene is “in stable condition, they’re running some tests, but he’s expected to be released,” police Capt. Steven Ruiz told CBSLA. Last month, President Joe Biden’s administration released its first national drug control strategy. “Provisionally, in the 12-months ending October 2021, an historic 105,752 persons are predicted to have died from a drug overdose,” the document said. Synthetic opioids, including illicit fentanyl,...
    A star college running back-turned-California cop died of a fentanyl overdose last month, the local coroner has revealed. De'Jon Packer, a 24-year-old rookie with the San Jose Police Department and former college football star, was found unresponsive during a welfare check at his Milpitas home on March 13.  He was pronounced dead on the scene by firefighters and his fellow officers. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner confirmed he died of 'fentanyl toxicity,' according to NBC Bay Area, despite his family arguing that 'he was heavily against' illicit drugs. His death now remains under investigation by Milpitas police amid allegations that he had partied with other police officers the night before. San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata said his department is cooperating with the Milpitas investigation, adding that it does not condone drug use. He said the department is now offering substance abuse prevention training for its officers as well as emotional support services. 'We need to be mindful of the fact that we are not immune to issues that plague society, in this case substance abuse,' he said in...
    The son of novelist Paul Auster was found dead from a drug overdose just days after being arrested in connection with the death of his 10-month-old daughter. Daniel Auster, 44, was found with drug paraphernalia and dosage normal to what he usually took, meaning that his death may have been accidental. 1Daniel Auster was found dead of a possible drug overdoseCredit: Soundcloud/ Daniel Auster He was arrested on Easter Sunday for the death of his daughter Ruby on November 1. The girl died of a fentanyl overdose after her father took heroin and then napped beside the child. His father, Paul Auster, 75, is known for novels such as The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions and Moon Palace. He has won multiple awards for his works. Daniel had played the role of a book thief in his father’s 1995 film Smoke, starring Harvey Keitel and William Hurt. Daniel’s mother is author and translator Lydia Davis, 74. She was married to Paul Auster from 1974 to 1977. Paul would later remarry in 1982 to Siri Hustvedt. The two share...
    JACKSON (CBS13) – Authorities say two inmates at the Amador County Jail had to be rushed to the hospital after a suspected fentanyl exposure incident over the weekend. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says, Saturday afternoon, correctional officers found two people down in a jail housing unit. READ MORE: Kid Rock Announces Show At Toyota AmphitheaterCorrectional officers suspected that the inmates had been exposed to fentanyl, so Narcan was delivered to both. The two inmates were then taken to the Sutter Amador Hospital for further treatment. READ MORE: Woman Survives 6 Days In Northern California Forest Eating Yogurt And SnowOther inmates who were in the same housing unit underwent fentanyl exposure decontamination protocols, as well as jail staff. Both inmates who were originally found down in the unit have since recovered and are back in jail custody, the sheriff’s office says. MORE NEWS: Police: Person In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Garbage Truck In MantecaIt’s unclear how the inmates were possibly exposed to fentanyl and an investigation is still ongoing.
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A couple’s crusade continues after losing their 17-year-old son to fentanyl poisoning. In February, Placer County became the first county in the region to file murder charges in a fentanyl-related death. Now, they’re unveiling a massive campaign with the help of one family who became all too familiar with the deadly drug. READ MORE: Sacramento Public Teachers, District Work Out Plan For Missed Instructional TimeThere is a gutwrenching plea from Laura and Chris Didier who lost their son, Zach, to fentanyl poisoning two years ago. “It hit us like a Mack Truck going 100 miles per hour and we never saw it coming,” Chris said. The couple spoke at Whitney High School to help launch the “One Pill Can Kill” campaign in the county. The public health program helps educate parents and teens on the dangers of buying and using black market prescription pills. “Had we known about these dangers, we would have had different conversations with Zach and he would probably still be here today,” Laura said. READ MORE: Big Rig Crash, Diesel Fuel Leakage...
    A BORDER patrol K9 found enough fentanyl to kill 2.7million people at a checkpoint in Arizona on the morning of April 18. Three packages of fentanyl weighing 12 pounds were seized from the I-19 checkpoint, according to John R. Modlin, Chief Patrol Agent of the US Border Patrol's Tucson Sector. 1A K9 helped seize the 12 pounds of fentanyl on Monday morningCredit: U.S. Border Patrol "Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal!," reads a tweet from Modlin. That means the amount seized could kill more than the number of residents living in Arizona's Pima County. Nogales Station agents seized the drugs, which were in the possession of a Mexican citizen who is now facing criminal charges. The Drug Enforcement Administration of Phoenix also responded to the scene. READ MORE DRUG STORIESdrug danger Three kids hospitalized after 'eating THC laced goldfish crackers' at daycareBANG THEM UP Sickos caught with drugs used to rape will be hit with tougher jail terms The Nogales station is about an hour south of Tucson. It's the latest in a series of drug interceptions at...
    (CNN)A tractor trailer coming into the US from Mexico was caught Friday carrying 427 pounds of alleged cocaine, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Sunday.An officer stationed at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, encountered a truck hauling papier-mâché handicrafts and sent it for a secondary examination, according to a CBP news release.Officials used nonintrusive inspection equipment and found 101 packages containing 427 pounds of alleged cocaine with an estimated street value of $3.2 million.The Office of Field Operations seized the drugs, and special agents with US Homeland Security Investigations are investigating, according to CBP."Our frontline officers continue to maintain strict vigilance in the commercial truck environment," said Albert Flores, Port Director at the Laredo Port of Entry. "Their effective utilization of training, inspections experience and technology successfully prevented a significant load of cocaine from ever reaching US streets."Read MoreIn January, the CPB warned of a significant uptick in cocaine and fentanyl being seized at ports across south Texas.US report finds Mexico is dominant source of fentanyl trafficked into USDuring fiscal year 2021, the CPB said it...
    by Jennie Taer   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently intercepted two smuggling attempts of millions of dollars worth of deadly drugs at the southern border. Officers in Laredo, Texas, on March 25 confiscated over $4.3 million in alleged meth they found in a tractor trailer carrying waterproof sealant from Mexico, CBP said in a press release. So far for fiscal year 2022, CBP has seized 74,800 pounds of meth at the border, the most of any one drug, according to its statistics. “Generally speaking, CBP in recent years has seen a steady shift toward harder narcotics smuggling, including methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin. These are more lucrative compared to marijuana and easier to conceal in smaller amounts,” a CBP official told the Daily Caller News Foundation of the seizure. BIG METH TAKEDOWN: #CBP officers seize $4.3M in methamphetamine at #Laredo’s Colombia-Solidarity Bridge in tractor trailer hauling waterproof sealant. Read more here: https://t.co/tS3RyRDaM0 pic.twitter.com/hvgnMUkS0Q — CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) March 31, 2022 On March 29, CBP and Office of Field Operation (OFO) officers in Eagle Pass, Texas, seized $402,000...
    Several people were hospitalized Sunday when fentanyl came through air vents inside the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center; officials are investigating how it happened. “Three corrections officers and four juveniles who were detained in the facility were taken to the hospital, according to Jeff Lehman, chief deputy for the Williams County Sheriff’s Department,” WTVG reported. Lehman said the individuals were in stable condition and expected to recover. Fentanyl was described as a synthetic opioid 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) website: Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico. Meanwhile, remaining detainees were housed at the Corrections Center of...
    Authorities did not say how the deadly opioid wound up in the facility's ventilation system. What else? Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be up to 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 105,752 Americans died from drug overdoses in the 12 months leading up to October 2021. The health organization reported that at least two-thirds of those deaths were linked to exposure to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.
    At least seven people were hospitalized after fentanyl was released through air vents at a juvenile detention and rehabilitation center in Ohio.    Three correction officers and four juveniles at the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center in Stryker were taken to the hospital.  The Williams County Sheriff's Office and the fire department responded to the incident around 8.30pm on Sunday after reports that the detainees had collapsed.   Chief deputy Jeff Lehman said that everyone is stable and expected to recover.  Responders found that fentanyl had been released on the air ventilation system. Authorities are investigating the incident, Lehman said.  Officials did not say what caused the fentanyl to be released  Other detainees at the center have been moved to the next-door Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, where they're being kept separate from the adults.   The Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center primarily houses juveniles awaiting trial, and has capacity for 64 juveniles.  Three correction officers and four juveniles at the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center in Stryker were taken to the hospital The...
    (CBS4) – The death of a teenage girl who overdosed on fentanyl while in class in Colorado Springs, is bringing new attention to a challenge many school districts are facing. “You only need a tiny, tiny amount of fentanyl to be lethal, and it’s something that is really hard, especially for young people to understand because it’s not every time,” said Stephanie Faren, Director of health services for Boulder Valley School District. Boulder Valley School District is one of the first school districts to bring Narcan, a lifesaving medication that can reverse an overdose, into their schools. (credit: CBS) “As soon as you give the Narcan, in an instant a person will start breathing again,” Faren said. According to statistics provided online by The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the number of accidental overdose deaths is growing. In 2020 there were roughly 1,300 unintentional overdoses across the state in 540 of those – fentanyl was reported. That alarming trend is prompting more school districts to focus on fentanyl when educating their students about substance abuse. (credit: CBS) “In...
    (CBS4) – The death of a teenage girl who overdosed on fentanyl while in class in Colorado Springs, is bringing new attention to a challenge many school districts are facing. “You only need a tiny, tiny amount of fentanyl to be lethal, and it’s something that is really hard, especially for young people to understand because it’s not every time,” said Stephanie Faren, Director of health services for Boulder Valley School District. Boulder Valley School District is one of the first school districts to bring Narcan, a lifesaving medication that can reverse an overdose, into their schools. (credit: CBS) “As soon as you give the Narcan, in an instant a person will start breathing again,” Faren said. According to statistics provided online by The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the number of accidental overdose deaths is growing. In 2020 there were roughly 1,300 unintentional overdoses across the state in 540 of those – fentanyl was reported. That alarming trend is prompting more school districts to focus on fentanyl when educating their students about substance abuse. “In some ways,...
    (CBS4) – A teen girl who took fentanyl overdosed and died in class at her high school in Colorado Springs. Now the woman accused of distributing the pill is facing possible life in prison. Alexis Wilkins was in federal court in Denver on Wednesday. Alexis Wilkins (credit: United States District Court via Facebook) Wilkins allegedly distributed one fentanyl pill to two juvenile females in the parking lot of the Citadel Mall on or about Dec. 2, 2021. They reportedly thought they were buying oxycodone. (credit: iStock/Getty Images) The two girls took the pill to school the next morning, where they shared it with a third girl. The third girl overdosed and died in class at Mitchell High School. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine. It killed 540 Coloradans in 2020. Investigators say photos and messages on Facebook show Wilkins’s long-term involvement in dealing fentanyl — and location data from Facebook helped them link Wilkins to the crime. Read the full criminal complaint here. Wilkins is expected to be charged with distributing fentanyl resulting in death. A conviction carries...
    A WOMAN has been charged in connection to the death of a teen who died of fentanyl poisoning after overdosing during class in December. The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announced Wednesday that Alexis Nicole Wilkins, 26, was charged with distributing fentanyl resulting in death. 1Alexis Nicole Wilkins has been named as the suspect who allegedly sold fentanyl-laced drugs to two teens, leading to the death of a third girlCredit: DOJ Wilkins is accused of distributing pills containing the drug to two teen girls in early December 2021 in the parking lot of Citadel Mall. The girls took the pills to Mitchell High School the morning after, sharing it with a third girl who had accidentally overdose and died.  The girl consumed the pill in a bathroom, went to class and began foaming at the mouth and became unresponsive, according to an affidavit. The girl’s teacher noticed she was in trouble and called 911. The teen was taken to the hospital where she later died. FBI investigators interviewed the girls who allegedly purchased the pills, where they...
    (CBS4) — A teen girl who took fentanyl overdosed and died in class at her high school in Colorado Springs. Now the woman accused of distributing the pill is facing life in prison. Alexis Wilkins was in Federal Court in Denver on Wednesday. Alexis Wilkins (credit: United States District Court via Facebook) Wilkins allegedly distributed one fentanyl pill to two juvenile females in the parking lot of the Citadel Mall on or about December 2, 2021. They reportedly thought they were buying Oxycodone. (credit: iStock/Getty Images) The two girls took the pill to school the next morning, where they shared it with a third girl. The third girl overdosed and died in class at Mitchell High School. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine. It killed 540 Coloradans in 2020. Investigators say photos and messages on Facebook show Wilkins’s long-term involvement in dealing fentanyl. Wilkins is expected to be charged with distributing fentanyl resulting in death. A conviction carries a potential penalty of no less than 20 years and up to life in prison and a fine of up...
    A federal lawsuit claims a woman overdosed on fentanyl last year at the Santa Rita jail — a stark example, it alleges, of inept and poorly trained guards failing to catch people smuggling drugs inside the facility. The lawsuit, which was filed this week against Alameda County, Sheriff Gregory Ahern and dozens of his staff members, blames longstanding negligence and a lack of contraband training for the death last year of Lee Esther Anderson. She was found unresponsive inside her cell on May 16, and she later died despite efforts by the jail’s staff to revive her. Before her death, Anderson also penned two letters complaining of animal and insect feces in her food, dangerous living conditions, a lack of COVID-19 protocols and poorly trained jail staff members, the lawsuit said. The suit lambasted the sheriff’s office for “inadequate mental health care, inhumane living conditions, and an inadequate drug search policy all resulting from a deliberate indifference to the inmates’ safety.” Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, declined to comment directly on the lawsuit and Anderson’s...
    A panicking spring breaker is heard telling police how his military cadet friends are passing out after taking fentanyl-laced cocaine and drinking an 'enormous amount', in shocking 911 audio obtained by DailyMail.com. 'We took some coke and we are not getting some responses right now,' the anonymous caller says as first responders raced to an address in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last Thursday. They then arrived to find seven people, including six West Point Cadets on vacation from New York, overdosing on tainted drugs, two of whom were in critical condition. 'They did some coke and they have been drinking heavily for the past couple of days,' the same person says in a second call, as a female sobs in the background and someone else shouts 'hold it the f**k together.'    The nearly-five minutes of audio begins with raised voices and chaos before the caller pleads, 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry'.  Local10 helicopter footage shows paramedics trying to revive six West Point Academy football players on spring break who overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday The group of spring...
    WILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) – Axel Giovany Casseus was arrested in connection to the Wilton Manors overdose incident last Thursday. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. READ MORE: Medical Emergency At Home Near Fort Lauderdale Sent Four People To The Hospital“We have clear showing he sold them cocaine, no question about that. I wonder where the fentanyl is coming from?” said the Judge Joseph Murphy III. It was a heated bond court Saturday morning. “These victims, some of them are still on a ventilator and not able to communicate,” said Denise Neuner, the assistant state attorney. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office was able to get a phone number for the dealer who allegedly sold drugs to the college kids at the Wilton Manors home. The undercover detectives were able to then buy drugs from Casseus. “Yesterday, Casseus delivered us 43 grams of what we believe is cocaine in exchange for $1,000,” said Sgt. Ryan Hyatt with the Broward Sheriff’s Office. READ MORE: Calling All Pie Lovers: Celebrate National 'Pi' Day With These South Florida DealsShortly afterwards, the detectives followed...
    WILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) – Axel Giovany Casseus was arrested in connection to the Wilton Manors overdose incident last Thursday. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. READ MORE: Arrest Made In Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine OD Of West Point Cadets In Wilton Manors“We have clear showing he sold them cocaine, no question about that. I wonder where the fentanyl is coming from?” said the Judge Joseph Murphy III. It was a heated bond court Saturday morning. “These victims, some of them are still on a ventilator and not able to communicate,” said Denise Neuner, the assistant state attorney. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office was able to get a phone number for the dealer who allegedly sold drugs to the college kids at the Wilton Manors home. The undercover detectives were able to then buy drugs from Casseus. “Yesterday, Casseus delivered us 43 grams of what we believe is cocaine in exchange for $1,000,” said Sgt. Ryan Hyatt with the Broward Sheriff’s Office. READ MORE: How To Help The People Of UkraineShortly afterwards, the detectives followed him back to a hotel in...
    ONE person is in critical condition after six young men went into cardiac arrest from a drug overdose on their spring break in Fort Lauderdale. Fire rescue personnel found the group suffering a drug overdose from cocaine laced with fentanyl on the front lawn of their Florida short-term rental vacation home Thursday night, according to officials. 2Two of the victims were administering CPR when they were exposed to the drugCredit: CBS Miami 2Narcan was quickly deployed to the victimsCredit: CBS Miami Investigators said that the home had been full of spring breakers when the group started doing drugs at one point, leading to the overdose. “We are being told that four of those people had taken a substance that was believed to be cocaine laced with fentanyl when they went down into cardiac arrest,” said Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan. Two friends of the four people that overdosed began to perform CPR on the four as they went into cardiac arrest, which in turn exposed the friends to the dangerously potent drug. Narcan was deployed to the...
    WILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) – Six people had to be transported to area hospitals Thursday afternoon after they either came in contact or ingested drugs laced with fentanyl in Wilton Manors. When authorities arrived at the Airbnb home, in the 800 block of NW 29 Court, they found six college students who had difficulty breathing. READ MORE: How To Help The People Of Ukraine“They seem like good kids, typical college kids,” said one neighbor. “Rowdy in the pool, but they don’t deserve this.” Shock from neighbors is coupled with worry from fire rescue crews after the six spring breakers overdosed. “It brings great concern that there could be other ODs over the next couple of days,” City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan said. The drug is believed to be fentanyl laced cocaine. Four of those who overdosed went into cardiac arrest before two friends tried to help by performing CPR. That’s when they were also exposed to the drug. READ MORE: Second Person Arrested For Allegedly Stealing 84-Year-Old Man’s House, Life SavingsChopper4 was over the scene Thursday...
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) — District Attorney Brian Mason told CBS4 Sunday night the deaths of five adults at an apartment in Commerce city were fentanyl related. Another adult and an infant were taken to the hospital. (credit: CBS) Mason says this problem is a growing concern. “No drug is safe right now,” Mason said. “Five of our citizens died because of it.” Mason described the response to the home as “a nightmare of a scene.” The victims were found dead inside an apartment on the third floor of a complex on 104th Avenue. (credit: CBS) Commerce City Police Department said officers found the victims on a medical call Sunday afternoon. Three women and two men were found dead inside the apartment. Another adult and a four-month old baby were taken to the hospital. According to the DEA, 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be deadly. (credit: CBS) RELATED: 5 Found Dead Inside Commerce City Home; Another Adult & Infant Hospitalized
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Arizona seized a large load of 110 pounds of fentanyl and 880 pounds of methamphetamine being smuggled into Arizona in a motor home. CBP officers assigned to the Lukeville Port of Entry on Monday observed a Roadmaster Class A motor home approaching from Mexico for entry into the United States. During an initial inspection, a narcotics detection K-9 alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, according to information provided by CBP officials in Arizona. The officers then conducted a physical search and found 129 packages filled with drugs hidden in the roof-mounted air conditioning system, officials stated. The officers tested the drugs and identified them as methamphetamine and fentanyl. The approximately 990 pounds of drugs have an estimated street value of nearly $4.4 million, the report states. “Our CBP officers remain focused on their mission of protecting our nation’s borders and keeping dangerous drugs from reaching our communities,” Port of Lukeville Director Peter Bachelier said in a written statement. The officers seized the drugs and the RV and arrested the suspected...
    A woman was charged Tuesday with distributing fentanyl and crack cocaine at a St. Louis apartment building where five people died of apparent drug overdoses. The overdose deaths were among seven within a couple of blocks of each other between Saturday and Monday. The deaths prompted warnings from city leaders about the risks posed by fentanyl, an unpredictable synthetic drug 50 times stronger than heroin. Chuny Ann Reed was charged in federal court. She lives at Parkview Apartments, where at least nine people overdosed on Saturday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, citing court documents, reported that one of the four survivors told authorities they had purchased crack cocaine at Reed’s apartment, ingested it and immediately overdosed. Court documents said an analysis of a substance left on the crack pipe of one victim determined it was a mixture of fentanyl and cocaine. Reed admitted to selling drugs to her neighbors to support her addiction, she told investigators, according to court documents. She does not yet have an attorney. It wasn’t immediately clear if others will also be arrested and charged. The...
    (CNN)Police recovered about 100 bags of fentanyl from the bedroom of a 13-year-old who died after a presumed fentanyl exposure at his school in Hartford, Connecticut.Forty bags of fentanyl were also removed from the teen's school, according to police. Both sets of bags were packaged the same way and marked with a similar stamp, according to a press release by the Hartford Police Department.The young teenager died on January 15, two days after he was found unconscious after a presumed fentanyl exposure at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy. Two other male students, also seventh graders, who came into contact with the fentanyl at the same time were taken to a hospital and later released, police said."We can confidently say that the fentanyl that caused the overdose [of the juvenile] was the same fentanyl that was located in the juvenile's bedroom," Hartford police said in the release.Read MoreThe bags were initially collected by the Drug Enforcement Administration and given to Hartford police for fingerprint and DNA testing, said Hartford police Lt. Aaron Boisvert.Police found no evidence that anyone other than...
    HARTFORD, Conn. — About 100 bags of fentanyl were found at the home of a 13-year-old Hartford boy who overdosed on the drug at school, police said. The fentanyl found at the teenager’s home was packaged in the same manner as the bags of fentanyl found at his school after he overdosed and had the same identifying stamp, Hartford police said in a news release Tuesday following a search of the home. A deadly dose of fentanyl. (DEA) "We can confidently say that the fentanyl that caused the overdose was the same fentanyl that was located in the juvenile’s bedroom," police said. "At this time, we have found no evidence that anyone other than the deceased juvenile brought the fentanyl to school." DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS, FUELED BY FENTANYL, HIT RECORD HIGH IN U.S. The youth, whose name was not released, died on Jan. 15, two days after collapsing at Hartford’s Sport and Medical Sciences Academy. Two additional students recovered after apparently being exposed to fentanyl and becoming ill. Police searched the school after the student overdosed and found nearly...
    HARTFORD, Conn. — About 100 bags of fentanyl were found at the home of a 13-year-old Hartford boy who overdosed on the drug at school, police said. The fentanyl found at the teenager’s home was packaged in the same manner as the bags of fentanyl found at his school after he overdosed and had the same identifying stamp, Hartford police said in a news release Tuesday following a search of the home. “We can confidently say that the fentanyl that caused the overdose was the same fentanyl that was located in the juvenile’s bedroom,” police said. “At this time, we have found no evidence that anyone other than the deceased juvenile brought the fentanyl to school.” The youth, whose name was not released, died on Jan. 15, two days after collapsing at Hartford’s Sport and Medical Sciences Academy. Two additional students recovered after apparently being exposed to fentanyl and becoming ill. Related Articles San Jose man gets 16 years after being convicted of drug-trafficking, gun charges San Jose: Teen charged with murder in child’s fentanyl overdose...
    A Connecticut school continued to decontaminate the building after a 13-year-old student died after he reportedly ingested fentanyl at the school last week, according to multiple media reports.   TV affiliate, FOX-61 TV in Hartford, Connecticut, reported that officials were called to The Sports and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford last Thursday, where they found an unconscious boy. CPR was administered, and the boy was taken to the hospital where he died two days later, according to the TV outlet.   The Sports and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford, Conn., where a 13-year-old boy reportedly came into fatal contact with the powerful opioid fentanyl. The majority of illicit fentanyl in the United States originates in China, and oftentimes crosses into the U.S. from Mexico. (Google Maps) Two other juveniles were also taken to a local hospital with complaints of dizziness and later released, according to the report.   The media outlet said drug-detecting dogs were deployed to do a sweep of the school and officials reportedly found 40 bags of fentanyl.  CONNECTICUT 13-YEAR-OLD IN ‘GUARDED’ CONDITION AFTER FENTANYL OVERDOSE AT SCHOOL...
    Border Patrol agents at a highway immigration checkpoint near Nogales, Arizona, arrested a man suspected of smuggling fentanyl by taping the deadly drugs to his body. The agents discovered the contraband hidden under the clothing of a U.S citizen Monday evening. Agents’ suspicions were spiked when a K-9 alerted during a routine open-air sniff search. Several packages taped to the man’s legs and torso — containing 5.4 pounds of fentanyl with a street value exceeding $75,000. The incident was turned over to the DEA. This is the second incident involving fentanyl smuggling at a Border Patrol highway checkpoint in January. Near Salton City, California, agents discovered boxes of fentanyl and methamphetamine in the trunk of a vehicle during a routine search. A female driver and passenger were arrested for smuggling nearly eight pounds of fentanyl with a street value of $115,375.00 and 39.5 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than $60,000.00. Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are experiencing a record-breaking increase in the smuggling of hard narcotics at and around ports of entry as Mexican...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and other officials are reminding parents about available mental health services for children after a 13-year-old boy died from a fentanyl overdose at school. The student was found unconscious inside the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford on Thursday. He died over the weekend. READ MORE: Police Seek Woman Accused Of Spitting On Child In Brooklyn After Making Antisemitic RemarksFentanyl is a synthetic opioid. Lamont says the community must rally to teach children about the dangers. READ MORE: Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed By House Select Committee Investigating Jan. 6 Capitol Attack“We’ve got to do a much better job with our kids, every day reaching out, telling them why, this is a game of Russian Roulette and you always lose in a game of Russian Roulette. Do not touch this stuff,” Lamont said. Two other students who were also exposed to fentanyl were treated and released from a hospital. MORE NEWS: 'NYC Winter Outings' Hopes To Expand The Impact Of Restaurant WeekPolice found 40 bags of fentanyl at the school.
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