Fallbrook man charged with fentanyl sale that left customer dead

A Fallbrook man is being charged with distributing fentanyl to a customer who overdosed on the drug — the latest in a group of similar prosecutions …

San Diego

Package Likely Containing Fentanyl Sickens 12 Employees at DC Jail

(WASHINGTON) — Fire and corrections officials in the District of Columbia say over a dozen employees at the city’s jail complex fell ill after a …

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Senators seek to stiffen penalties for shipping illicit opioids

Republican senators plan to announce legislation next week to increase the penalties on distributors that ship illicit fentanyl, an opioid that is 50 …

U.S. Postal Service

OSP stops field drug testing over fentanyl concerns

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Oregon State Police, along with several other local law enforcement agencies, have decided to stop testing suspected …

Portland, OR

Drug dealer found with heroin, fentanyl and coke pleads to four felonies

A three-time felon who was arrested in January 2017 pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to four more felonies, all related to a large-scale drug …


Ohio gets more firepower in fentanyl fight

Local law enforcement officers are getting much needed manpower and training support from the federal government in the fight against the fentanyl …

U.S. Postal Service

'It's bad business to kill your clients, so why do that?': police consider rise in fentanyl

Problem of drugs laced with fentanyl increases further west of Saskatchewan, but rise seen everywhere<p>Street drugs are increasingly being cut with …


Two more dead in Sask. from alleged fentanyl-laced cocaine

Two more people have died in Saskatchewan in what police say are overdoses due to cocaine laced with fentanyl.<p>Police were called to a home in …


Deadly batch of cocaine laced with fentanyl surfacing in other parts of Saskatchewan: RCMP

RCMP are now issuing a warning of their own after two men died in Maidstone, Sask., believed to be the result of a drug overdose.<p>Police say they …


3rd person dies in Saskatoon of suspected fentanyl overdose from laced cocaine

There was a string of overdoses in Saskatoon over the weekend<p>A third person has died of a suspected fentanyl overdose after using what police believe …


Police seize thousands of fentanyl tabs in River Heights bust

Police seized thousands of blotters believed to contain fentanyl and carfentanil worth over $40,000 during a bust at a River Heights residence.<p>The …


Police arrest three after fentanyl, meth seized in River Heights

Winnipeg police said officers seized fentanyl, carfentanil, and methamphetamine from a residence in the River Heights area of Winnipeg.


Police raid in River Heights nets meth, fentanyl

Three Winnipeggers are facing several drug charges after police raided a River Heights home earlier this week.<p>Officers from the Street Crime Unit and …


Norwich Drug Dealer Sentenced In Federal Case: U.S. Attorney

The defendant sold a mixture of heroin and fentanyl​ called "china white" in Norwich.<p>NORWICH, CT — A 35-year-old Massachusetts man, who was accused …


9 Charged In Heroin Ring With Baltimore, New York Links: Police

Eight Baltimore residents and one New York man faces charges in what police call a heroin and fentanyl ring selling the opioids.<p>BALTIMORE, MD — Eight …


Ex-Hells Angel gets 10 years in prison for role in Keswick, Ont., fentanyl scheme | Toronto Star

York police Const. James Watson said the number of deaths from fentanyl rose 1,400 per cent in 11 years in the region — from no deaths in 2005 to 14 …


2 men arrested in Abbotsford drug investigation

Abbotsford police seized more than $35K, drugs and a semi-automatic rifle.<p>Police in Abbotsford arrested two men and seized more than $35,000 in cash, …

British Columbia

Cheap, easy test to spot fentanyl in opioids could stem fatal overdoses. There’s just one problem.

A fast, cheap test to see if street drugs contain fentanyl is gaining favor with researchers and drug outreach workers as a breakthrough in …

Johns Hopkins University

A Federal Agency Is About To Discuss Raising The Prison Sentences For Fentanyl

The United States Sentencing Commission will hold its first hearing on Wednesday to discuss a set of proposals to lengthen prison terms for people caught with the synthetic opioid.<p>A federal agency that recommends sentencing guidelines to judges will weigh a new plan to lengthen prison terms for …

Johns Hopkins University

Ohio officer needed 4 doses of naloxone after being exposed to fentanyl

A man was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday after exposing an East Liverpool police officer to fentanyl, nearly killing him.


10 charged, fentanyl among items seized after drug raids in Barrie

Ten people have now been charged in connection with last week’s drug raids in Barrie.<p>On Friday, Barrie police executed search warrants at several …


How Fentanyl Took Hold of Britain's Drug Users

The super-strength opiate is already killing Brits, but could we ever find ourselves in a similar situation to the USA, where 20,000 people overdosed on fentanyl in one year?<p>Over the past 14 months, 113 people in the UK have been killed by the super-strength painkiller fentanyl. That's eight a …

Canary Wharf

Five Years Ago, Fentanyl Was An Obscure Hospital Drug. Here’s How It Completely Took Over The US Illicit Drug Market.

Fentanyl now kills more people in the US than any other drug. It seems to have started with 14 overdoses in Rhode Island in 2013.

Rhode Island

Two die, four others hospitalized for drug overdoses; police warn of cocaine laced with fentanyl

A man and a woman are dead and four other people have been hospitalized for drug overdoses, the Saskatoon Police Service said in a media release on …


Fentanyl Overdose Suspected After 2 Found Dead in Fontana Residence; 2 Children Also Inside Home

Two adults were found dead in a Fontana home in a suspected fentanyl overdose, police said Friday.<p>Another adult as well as two children were also …

Inland Empire

2 Found Dead In Fontana Home Due To Possible Fentanyl Overdoses

<b>FONTANA (CBSLA)</b> — Investigators were at a home in Fontana on Friday night trying to determine how two middle-aged people died inside the home.<p>A …

Inland Empire

Seven Mile police to feds: 'A drug trafficker was arrested, not a Seven Mile police officer'

CLOSE<p>U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Benjamin C. Glassman announces the indictment of 12 people accused of distributing fentanyl from …


2 suspects charged in Chicago fentanyl case linked to China

Two suburban Chicago suspects have been charged in an alleged conspiracy involving the importation of a fentanyl analogue from China.<p>The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says in a Thursday statement that 35-year-old Sanchez Lackland of Hazel Crest is accused of importing the substance last year …


A 9-Month-Old Died After Eating Heroin and Fentanyl, Police Say

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — A woman whose 9-month-old daughter died after swallowing heroin and fentanyl now faces an additional charge of felony child …

North Carolina

2 men charged with importing, conspiring to sell fentanyl analogue from China

Two south suburban men are facing federal charges for allegedly importing and conspiring to sell a synthetic drug from China that mimics the effects …