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Fentanyl-cocaine combo taking lives in Western Pa.

Tribune-Review - 17 Mar 2018
A deadly blend of cocaine and the powerful opioid fentanyl is appearing on Western Pennsylvania streets and autopsy tables, according to police, coroners and other experts. The combination is a modern “speedball,” with stimulant and depressant drugs ...

Dark web fentanyl mailed within US to Dayton address, feds say

Dayton Daily News - 17 Mar 2018
Government officials say 2-3 milligrams of fentanyl — shown next to a penny for reference — can be a fatal dose. Post office inspectors recently discovered 1,500 tablets of a fentanyl analogue addressed to a Dayton residence. DEA PHOTO. United States ...

Suspected drug dealer charged in Fentanyl overdose - 17 Mar 2018
SAN DIEGO– A Fallbrook man is facing federal charges after he allegedly sold Fentanyl-laced heroin to a man who overdosed on the drug. The suspect, 41-year-old Corey Bernard Green, is already serving a sentence in state custody after he pleaded guilty ...

Man Accused Of Shipping Fentanyl To His Workplace - 17 Mar 2018
Law enforcement intercepted a package coming from Canada that contained 0.09 grams (90 milligrams) of a fentanyl analog. A 3-milligram dose of fentanyl is enough to kill an average-sized man. Kluth reportedly told law enforcement that he had been ...

Ohio gets more firepower in fentanyl fight

Dayton Daily News - 16 Mar 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Thomas Homan joined elected and law enforcement officials Friday, March 16, to announce increased resources to address the opioid crisis in the state. As part of the effort, ICE Homeland ...

Fallbrook man charged with fentanyl sale that left customer dead

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 16 Mar 2018
As in many of these cases, text messages reveal the drug transaction, court records show. A few days before the death, the victim reached out to Green and noted that he didn't have any cash on him. Green replied, “I only have a little China but it's ...

Area man admits to fentanyl distribution

Martinsburg Journal - 18 Mar 2018
MARTINSBURG – Bradley Markley, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, admitted to distributing fentanyl, United States Attorney Bill Powell said. Markley, age 32, pleaded guilty to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl and Acetyl Fentanyl.” Markley admitted ...

Cocaine laced with fentanyl found in Weyburn: police - 18 Mar 2018
Weyburn PS are warning that cocaine with fentanyl has been found in Weyburn. Suspected drugs can be turned into Weyburn PS without fear of charges. — @WeyburnPolice. Last week, RCMP issued several warnings to the public after two men in Maidstone ...

Man Pleads Guilty After Cop's Accidental Fentanyl Overdose

U.S. News & World Report - 13 Mar 2018
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of exposing an Ohio police officer to the potentially deadly opioid fentanyl during a drug arrest has pleaded guilty to assault on a peace officer and drug-related charges. The attorney general's office says ...

Task force makes Fentanyl bust inside Ohio apartment

13abc Action News - 15 Mar 2018
LIMA, Ohio (WTVG) - Officers with the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at an apartment in Lima last Thursday. During the search of apartment 6F at 725 S. Cable Road, authorities found about 75 grams of Fentanyl, $1,600, a ...

OSP stops field drug testing over fentanyl concerns - 16 Mar 2018
Vancouver Police: We have not discontinued testing, however we have advised our staff that they should not field test narcotics containing suspected Fentanyl, rather, such items should be submitted to the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory for ...

$1 Fentanyl Test Strip Could Be a Major Weapon against Opioid ODs

Scientific American - 08 Mar 2018
No drug has fueled the current spike in overdose deaths more than fentanyl. The synthetic opioid claimed two thirds of the record 64,000 such fatalities in the U.S. in 2016. Up to 100 times more potent than morphine, this compound has played a ...

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