Dori: Homeland Special Agent leads local fentanyl drug bust, looks for long-term solutions

Earlier this month, the King County Council declared a fentanyl crisis as annual deaths are increasing. With the declaration in effect, agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have been working to seize pills making their way to the region, Robert Hammer, a Homeland Security Special Agent in Puget Sound, told The Dori Monson Show. “We’ve really been busy continuing to combat the …

Oakland woman charged with advertising fentanyl in case tied to man’s fatal overdose

 A woman has been charged with advertising drugs online after the mother of a 21-year-old overdose victim told police that her son got the drugs from an Instagram account authorities say was operated by the defendant. Chynna Crosby, of Oakland, was charged in federal court with advertising controlled substances on the internet, a federal offense that carries a maximum four-year …

City leaders, grieving parents say fentanyl overdose crisis must be addressed

As fentanyl overdoses continue to claim the lives of more Tennesseans each year, Nashville city leaders, health experts and parents believe something has to be done. The topic was the focus of a special called Metro Council Public Health and Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday. Council members heard representatives from the Metro Public Health Department, Metro Nashville Police Department, as …

2 Whatcom County men arrested after being caught attempting to sell 91,000 fentanyl pills

 Two Whatcom County men are facing charges after being caught attempting to sell 91,000 fentanyl pills. According to records filed in the case, Juan E. Hernandez-Hernandez and Alejandro Macias-Velazquez, who were arrested in July following an investigation, were importing bulk quantities of fentanyl pills into Whatcom County. Officials received information that the two men arranged for a delivery of the …

Man arrested in California for allegedly smuggling nearly $3.7 million of fentanyl in his car tire and gas tank

S Border Patrol agents arrested a man allegedly attempting to smuggle approximately 250 pounds of fentanyl in his truck’s spare tire and gas tank near the Mexican-California border Monday, the agency said. Agents who searched the man’s vehicle found several bundles of pills that tested positive for fentanyl, US Customs and Border Protection announced in a news release. The agency …

DEA seizes million fentanyl-laced pills in record-breaking drug bust

In a record-breaking drug bust, the Drug Enforcement Administration said on Thursday it seized approximately 1 million fake pills containing fentanyl in Inglewood, California, earlier this month. The counterfeit pills were seized on July 5 during a raid of a home tied to a Los Angeles-area drug trafficking organization believed to be linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, the DEA said. The …

Fentanyl busts rise 275% in Florida’s Flagler County

The amount of fentanyl seized in the United States this year could kill every American five times, according to Customs and Border Protection – and the problem stretches far beyond the U.S.-Mexico border. Law enforcement agencies across the country are finding a record amount of fentanyl. In Colorado and Montana, fentanyl seizures so far in 2022 are already higher than …

60-hour shifts and an ER scramble: Fentanyl overdoses take “toll” on TMH, Gadsden County EMS

A recent influx of patients from what law enforcement have labeled a “fentanyl overdose crisis” in Gadsden County has taken a toll on first responders and the area’s largest hospital.  These patients arrived in varying degrees of health from the neighboring county, where nearly 20 people have overdosed since last Friday night, according to the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office. As of Thursday afternoon, nine people have died, …