Hawaii Records Four Overdose Deaths In 2023 Due to Horse Tranquilizer Xylazine Combined with Fentanyl

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The use of xylazine, a horse tranquilizer added to drugs like fentanyl to extend the high, has been linked to four overdose deaths in Hawaii in 2023. This is a significant increase compared to the years 2020, 2021, and 2022, when the state recorded no xylazine-related deaths. According to Gary Yabuta, executive … Read more

Fentanyl Overdose Death Suspects Arrested in Colorado Springs After Foot Chase

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an investigation into multiple fentanyl overdose deaths that began in 2022. Hailee Helton and Thomas Galiano III were taken into custody by the Colorado Springs police on Thursday. The investigation, which started in August 2022, focused on fentanyl overdose deaths in El Paso … Read more

Fatal Fentanyl Outbreak Strikes Rio Grande Valley: First Responders Overwhelmed

HARLINGEN, Texas – First responders in the Rio Grande Valley are facing a surge in fentanyl-related overdose calls, with 12 reported cases in Cameron County since last week, eight of which were fatal. Cameron County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Alvaro Guerra emphasized the new challenge posed by the presence of fentanyl in the area, stating that … Read more

Fentanyl Death Leads to WilCo’s First Ever Murder Charge

Georgetown, Texas – A man in Williamson County, Texas, is facing the county’s first murder charge related to a fentanyl overdose death. The 32-year-old man is accused of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl, leading to the death of a 28-year-old woman in August. According to authorities, the man sold the pills to the … Read more

Rising Fentanyl Overdose Deaths in Eugene Spark Public Safety Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. – In the past few days, the Eugene Police Department (EPD) has been dealing with a concerning trend. Since Wednesday, there have been at least 8 overdose-related deaths in the city. Upon initial investigation, it appears that each of these tragic deaths may be connected to illicit drug use and, more specifically, the … Read more

Fentanyl Poisoning Deaths Spark Investigation in Cheraw – Sheriff Issues Urgent Warning

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. – Authorities in Chesterfield County, South Carolina are investigating several deaths in the Cheraw area that are suspected to be the result of fentanyl poisoning. The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies, is working to determine the source of the drugs involved in these fatal incidents. Sheriff Campbo … Read more

Fentanyl Poisoning Suspected in Multiple Deaths in Chesterfield County, SC: Sheriff’s Office

Chesterfield County, South Carolina – Multiple deaths in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, are suspected to be the result of fentanyl poisoning, as reported by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation involves the CCSO, the Chesterfield County coroner, the Lancaster County coroner, and the State Law Enforcement Division. They are working together to determine the … Read more

Drug Dealers Warned of Potential Murder Charges for Fentanyl Sales Resulting in Overdose

RED BLUFF, Calif. – The rise in fentanyl-related deaths has prompted California prosecutors to issue warnings to individuals charged with selling the lethal drug, cautioning them that they could potentially face murder charges if the buyer dies of an overdose. In Shasta County, the number of fentanyl-related deaths has skyrocketed in recent years, increasing from … Read more

Fentanyl Overdose Crisis Hits Williamson County with Four Suspected Cases, One Fatality Reported

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has reported a concerning spike in suspected fentanyl overdoses, including one fatality, last week. The incidents occurred among individuals in their 20s and 30s, with the fatal overdose taking place in the Brushy Creek area. According to the sheriff’s office, the suspected overdoses took place during the … Read more

Sullivan County Man Sentenced to 16-2/3 Years for Fentanyl Death of Woman

MONTICELLO, NY – A man from Sullivan County, New York, has been sentenced to 16-2/3 years in prison for distributing heroin and fentanyl, leading to the death of a 26-year-old woman. Steven Jones, 37, was found guilty of selling the drugs that resulted in the death of Jamie Elliott, a mother from Cochecton, who was … Read more