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Fentanyl Crisis

House passes bill to permanently make fentanyl a scheduled 1 drug

On Thursday, the House passed the “Halt Fentanyl Act” with a 289 to 133 vote.     The legislation will permanently list fentanyl under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act which prevents fentanyl-related substances from becoming street-legal and gives law enforcement authority to seize fentanyl, also outlawing other variations of the drug. Visit Our ‘Fentanyl Crisis’ Section For More Local Stories

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Law enforcement announces surge in fentanyl-related seizures and arrests

More than 200 arrests were made and over 4,700 pounds of fentanyl were seized over the past two months, in what law enforcement officials described today as an “unprecedented” increase in enforcement actions against alleged drug smugglers, traffickers and dealers in the Southern and Central Districts of California. The law enforcement campaign dubbed Operation Blue

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Fatal Flaw: I-Team investigates efforts to combat local efforts to combat Fentanyl crisis

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin says weak California laws are partially to blame for an epidemic killing people right here in Riverside County. Reporter Karen Devine’s I-Team Investigation shows how severe the problem is and asks what it will take to make changes to this “Fatal Flaw.” Jennifer Loza of Bermuda Dunes lost her

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Officials warn of ‘tranq,’ dangerous mixture of fentanyl and animal tranquilizer

Federal officials have issued a grave warning about a new and trending cocktail of illegal street drugs nicknamed “tranq.” Tranq is a mixture of fentanyl and the animal tranquilizer Xylazine. According to the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, tranq has been found in 48 states.  Experts say it’s incredibly dangerous and the drug does

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Authorities announce arrests made in fentanyl busts worth over $4.2 million in California

By KFSN staff Click here for updates on this story     MERCED COUNTY, California (KFSN) — Authorities have announced several arrests have been made in Merced County fentanyl busts. Attorney General Rob Bonta, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke and other officials in a press conference Wednesday announced seven people have been arrested in two separate cases

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Indio pair nabbed in international operation targeting fentanyl and opioid sales on the dark web

A pair from Indio was among the numerous arrested in connection with a multi-year international investigation into the sale of fentanyl and opioids through the dark web. The Indio residents, identified as Holly Adams, 31, and Devlin Hosner, 33, was federally charged in May 2022 with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute

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