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Fentanyl Crisis

Border Patrol finds 29 lbs of fentanyl pills during traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Indio

29 pounds of fentanyl were discovered during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Indio, Border Patrol announced on Tuesday. The discovery happened last Wednesday at around 9:30 AM near Golf Center Parkway. Border Patrol agents in agency-marked vehicles were operating in conjunction with Operation Apollo on Interstate 10 near Golf Center Parkway. According to

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Border Patrol seize fentanyl and meth hidden in air compressors at Calexico border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Area Port of Calexico seized fentanyl and methamphetamine concealed within air compressors in two separate interdictions last week.  “This is truly an outstanding demonstration of our officers’ ability to think outside of the box and further exemplifies our adaptability to find illicit contraband no matter where

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Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse hosts annual West Coast Humanitarian Awards

Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse held its 2024 West Coast Humanitarian Awards.  The event, held at Wally’s Desert Turtle, honors community leaders fighting against the misuse of opioids and fentanyl.  News Channel 3’s evening anchor Karen Devine was the emcee for the event. She received the humanitarian award at last year’s ceremony.  This year’s award

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Large amounts of fentanyl/meth seized, more than dozen arrested in IE Cartel crackdown

Riverside police Chief Larry Gonzalez said today a yearlong joint local-federal law enforcement investigation that interdicted the trafficking of fentanyl and other potentially deadly narcotics in the metropolitan area was aimed at “safeguarding the community,” netting 15 arrests and the seizure of large quantities of illicit drugs.    “We will continue leveraging every available resource

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Poisoning and Overdose Awareness Walk to debut in Palm Desert Wednesday

Riverside University Health System announced today that its “One Life, One Heart” Poisoning and Overdose Awareness Walk will debut at three Riverside County locations, starting with Palm Desert on Wednesday.   “Addressing substance use and overdoses is not just an individual health issue; it’s a community health issue,” Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington said in a

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