Texas police arrest 18-year-old suspect after meth, heroin, and fentanyl found in home with newborn baby

Texas mom pulls daughter out of school after teacher asked students to play as

Police executed a search warrant at a residence in Lake Worth, Texas, and arrested an 18-year-old suspect after they found various drugs and firearms in the home. The Lake Worth Police Department’s Special Operations Unit said detectives found four firearms, 60g of meth, 20g of heroin, and 14 grams of suspected fentanyl at the home. … Read more

Mexican seizure of US company’s facility marks latest diplomatic furor amid tensions over fentanyl, cartels

WATCH: Security footage appears to show Mexican military seizing operations of American company Vulcan Materials in Quintana Roo, Mexico

An aggressive move by the Mexican military to seize an American company’s property in Mexico has sparked a fresh diplomatic incident between the two countries — coming at the same time as tensions and finger-pointing have flared over the U.S. fentanyl crisis being facilitated by Mexican smugglers. Vulcan Materials, a Birmingham, Alabama-based company that produces … Read more

Fentanyl is even deadlier when mixed with xylazine (or ‘tranq’): What you must know now

FDA restricting imports of Xylazine over overdose concerns

Most people have heard of fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that’s 50 times stronger than heroin and is largely responsible for more than 150 overdose deaths each day, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  But now a new drug has emerged that makes fentanyl even more dangerous. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has … Read more

Portland commuters battling mass transit delays as trains, buses forced to air out fentanyl smoke

Portland’s drug crisis has forced the city’s public transportation to take new precautions to protect passengers, reportedly leaving commuters battling mass delays and disruptions as a result.  With a surge in fentanyl, trains in the Oregon city are stopping to air out cars every time an operator or passenger reports suspected smoking of an illicit … Read more

States launch mobile addiction clinics to combat fentanyl epidemic

States launch mobile addiction clinics

CHESTERFIELD, Mo – Some states are coming up with new ways to prevent fentanyl and other drug overdoses, including a system that will show up where it’s most needed. Places like Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Colorado, and more launched mobile clinics that go straight to the people who may not … Read more

Texas Senate unanimously passes bill allowing fentanyl distributors to be charged with murder

Border Patrol chief: DHS doesn

The Texas Senate passed a “Combating Fentanyl” bill Wednesday that would open the door for state prosecutors to charge fentanyl distributors with murder. Senate Bill 645, introduced by Sen. Joan Huffman, a Republican representing the Houston area, would change the classification of drug overdoses to “poisonings,” according to the Texas Tribune. “We have tragically learned … Read more

Fentanyl is American problem – Mexican president — RT World News

Andres Manuel Lopes Obrador has told Washington to deal with its own “problem of social decay” instead of blaming drug labs in his country The fentanyl crisis claiming tens of thousands of American lives every year is of the US’ own making, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopes Obrador, known as AMLO, said in a statement … Read more