Counterfeit "Oxys" Containing Dangerous Fentanyl Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse 8/16/18 8:18 AM Police in Gulfport Mississippi have issued a warning to the public (May 7, 2018) about counterfeit Oxycodone tablets that look like regular “oxys” but are actually made of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl. Analysis in a DEA lab revealed the pills contained no oxycodone at all. Pills containing fentanyl carry a high risk of overdose and death, especially if users are unaware of their actual content and are likely to take too many.
This documentary explores the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids (Kush, Spice, etc.). With real-world footage and first-hand accounts from users, former users, counselors, first responders, law enforcement and others, this documentary tells of some of the terrible tragedies this terrible drug can inflict on users and their families.
A clever marketing campaign has led you to believe marijuana is safe. See how marijuana has evolved. The darkside of the marijuana industry. Addiction, eviromental destruction, THC extraction, and the marketing towards today's youth. Click here for trailer or see full documentary below.
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In 2011, among people 25 to 64 years old, drug overdose caused more deaths than car accidents.
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Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills Source: CDC August 25, 2016 4/19/17 On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp) that alerted (1) public health departments, health care professionals, first responders, and medical examiners and coroners of the increase in fentanyl-related unintentional overdose fatalities in multiple states primarily driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) (i.e., non-pharmaceutical fentanyl); (2) provided recommendations for improving detection of fentanyl-related overdose outbreaks; and (3) encouraged states to expand access to naloxone and training for administering naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
A University of Houston-Victoria professor was one of 14 people arrested Tuesday as part of a multi-agency federal investigation into trafficking of synthetic marijuana.
Omar Maher Al Nasser, 36, is an assistant professor of finance for the University of Houston-Victoria's School of Business Administration.
According to a news release by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston, Al Nasser is suspected of assisting the alleged drug ring in moving money to bank accounts outside the country and failing to comply with federal money transmitting registration requirements.
Federal agents have seized about 9.5 tons of drugs and chemicals. Read More >>
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Due to the growth of drug abuse nationally and as a preventative measure, the HIDTA has created this website, StopDrugs Victoria County to educate the public about dangerous drug activity and provide a way for residents to report tips to provide leads for law enforcement. This community policing initiative has been designed to help keep our neighborhoods and families safe from illegal drugs and related criminal activity. Read More >>