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Fentanyl Crisis

Man charged with supplying fatal dose of fentanyl to RivCo man

A probationer accused of supplying a deadly dose of fentanyl to a 29-year-old Lake Mathews man was charged today with second-degree murder. John Frederick Sandoval, 28, of Jurupa Valley was arrested last week following a nearly four-month-long Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation into the death of Gorge Sandoval, a possible but unconfirmed relative of the

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Jury deliberations begin in Riverside County’s first fentanyl-related murder trial

Jury deliberations got underway today in the trial of a convicted felon accused of providing a fatal dose of fentanyl to a Temecula woman, in Riverside County’s first fentanyl murder case to go before a jury.  Vicente David Romero, 34, is charged with murder, possession of controlled substances while armed, being a felon in possession

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News Channel 3 goes in-depth on fentanyl safety in local schools

Your back-to-school coverage continues with an in-depth look at how all three valley school districts are addressing the Fentanyl crisis.  I-Team Reporter Karen Devine has been covering the crisis extensively and this time Devine is showing us how educators are taking a proactive approach. Palm Springs, Desert Sands, and Coachella Valley Unified School Districts have all added

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17 indicted in multi-state drug trafficking & money laundering scheme involving Palm Springs airport

17 people have been indicted in a massive multi-state drug trafficking and money laundering scheme dating back six years.  So far, the Drug Enforcement Agency has seized more than 250 pounds of drugs (mostly methamphetamine and fentanyl), according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Check Out the Full News Conference Below: According to court records, over

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I-Team: Coachella Valley has more fentanyl-related deaths than anywhere in Riverside County

Our extensive coverage on the fentanyl crisis continues with some explosive new information from the  Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. So far this year, there have been more fentanyl-related deaths in the Coachella Valley than in any other part of Riverside County.  I-Team Reporter Karen Devine speaks with the people on the front lines of the fentanyl fight

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White House introduces national strategy to combat deaths from powerful veterinary sedative increasingly involved in drug overdose deaths

Originally Published: 10 JUL 23 19:14 ET By Nikki Carvajal, CNN (CNN) — The Biden administration has introduced a new plan to combat overdose deaths from xylazine, a powerful veterinary sedative that has increasingly shown up in such deaths across the country, exacerbating the opioid overdose epidemic in the United States. “I’m announcing that the

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