The United States just recorded the most overdose deaths ever seen in a 12-month period – a grim milestone that highlights the weight of the coronavirus pandemic on the prolonged opioid epidemic, as well as the need for more solutions. At the federal and state level, policymakers are proposing increased funding for substance use prevention and more
Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, the fifth day here, the sixth day here, the seventh day here, and the eighth day here. Day nine was all about how George Floyd died — the most important question in this case. The prosecution called
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit made another bust… This time – 20,000 fentanyl pills, with an estimated street value of $400,000, were seized from the trunk of an SUV during a traffic stop on Thursday. So that makes a total of 72,000 pills seized just by our K9 team in five days. Here is
MATFORCE Asks Community for Help to Stop Illicit Fentanyl from Hurting Our Communities and Harming Our Children
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From 2000 to 2016, the percentage of Americans dying of drug overdoses quadrupled, increasing essentially every year. Now some in the media want to say that the increases continued after President Trump took office. Although more policy changes are needed, the progress on slowing the epidemic since January 2017 is obvious and important. Since the 1990s, an opioid epidemic raged
[From left to right, John Gonzales and Michael Smargiassi] On July 28, 2020, around 5:15 PM, detectives from the Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force (PANT) observed 30-year-old John Gonzales in the Cottonwood area and saw him eventually stop in the parking lot of the Cottonwood Walmart. Detectives know John for his involvement in the