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Phoenix police call fentanyl bust 'largest' in its history

Sep. 23, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say they have made the largest fentanyl bust in the department's history. Authorities said Friday that more than 1 million fentanyl pills were discovered during a police search of a home and a car in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale. ...

Colorado parents charged for kid's fentanyl poisoning, death

Sep. 23, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury in Colorado has indicted two parents on charges of first-degree murder after their toddler died from fentanyl poisoning earlier this year. The indictment released on Thursday alleges that the couple participated in storing, selling and using...

Advocates seek more say in how opioid settlements are spent

Sep. 23, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The tattoos on Billie Stafford’s hands — inspired by street art and full of references to her work helping prevent drug-related deaths — have become an indelible memorial to the friend who inked them and the opioid crisis that killed him in April. As a...

After student's death, LA schools to carry overdose antidote

Sep. 23, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will provide all its schools with a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses, after at least seven teenagers overdosed on pills likely laced with fentanyl in recent weeks, including a 15-year-old girl who died on a high school campus....

Marijuana stays on doping banned list; opiate tramadol added

Sep. 23, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Marijuana use will remain banned at sports events after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday resisted calls to change its status on the list of prohibited substances. The agency was asked to review the status of THC — the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis —...

Wisconsin agent charged in nonfatal shooting of unarmed man

Sep. 22, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Department of Justice agent was charged Thursday with reckless endangerment in the nonfatal shooting of an unarmed man as officers were carrying out an arrest warrant during a traffic stop in Madison. Mark Wagner was charged in the Feb. 3 shooting...

Police say fentanyl killed LA student, 6 others overdosed

Sep. 22, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least seven Los Angeles teenagers have overdosed on pills likely laced with fentanyl over the past month, including a 15-year-old girl who died on a high school campus, authorities said. The most recent overdose occurred Saturday, and Los Angeles police were...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. September 20, 2022. Editorial: Needed: More conversations about addiction, mental health Our society can be contradictory at times. We celebrate when loved ones finish treatment cancer-free, but yet we don’t usually extend the same...

Pennsylvania parents plead guilty in child's overdose death

Sep. 17, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of a 1-year-old western Pennsylvania boy who authorities said died after he was intentionally “dosed with methadone" have pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. Tracy Humphreys and Thomas Snelsire, both 47-year-old Baldwin residents, face...

Police: Arrest after teen ODs and dies in school bathroom

Sep. 15, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police on Thursday arrested two teenage boys in connection with the death of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed in a restroom at her high school after buying pills possibly laced with fentanyl on campus, authorities said. Police served a search warrant...