Red meth seized in Arizona, the first of its kind: 'It's a new way to market'
DEA agents in Phoenix have seized red meth in their latest bust. Agents say it came directly from the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, which then brought it up to Arizona.
Fentanyl 'vaccine' may have been discovered, researchers say
Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine.
Racine drug bust; woman arrested
Jill Fennell, 45, of Racine was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in connection with an ongoing drug investigation involving multiple controlled buys of crystal methamphetamine.
Milwaukee County fentanyl deaths up 170% over 5 years
The Milwaukee County medical examiner said the number of fentanyl deaths in Milwaukee County has increased by 170% over the past five years, and the county's drug-related deaths are "on pace to be higher than 2021."
Wisconsin gets $400M amid opioid crisis, how it will be spent
Wisconsin is getting $400 million as part of a nationwide settlement with several pharmaceutical companies related to a lawsuit over the opioid crisis. It will be spent over the course of three phases in an effort to save lives.
Milwaukee County opioid epidemic 'hitting the Black community hard'
Through June 2022, the Milwaukee County medical examiner reports 211 overdose deaths. The CEO of a Milwaukee addiction treatment center said the number of overdoses is increasing among a particular part of the population.
Waukesha County substance abuse prevention; new efforts
Waukesha County officials on Monday, Aug. 1 will announce new efforts to prevent substance abuse in the community.
Spring Drug Take Back: Wisconsin #1 in nation, most meds collected
The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced that Wisconsin ranked number one throughout the country for the most prescription medications collected during the spring 2022 Drug Take Back.
Drug Take Back Day is April 30 in Wisconsin
Wisconsinites are encouraged to dispose of unwanted and unused medications at Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30.
Over 100 Republicans call on Biden to label fentanyl as a permanent 'Schedule 1' substance
100 Republican members of Congress sent President Biden a letter on Thursday calling for fentanyl to be permanently labeled a schedule one substance.
'Last Night in Soho' director speaks
An aspiring fashion designer can mysteriously go back to the 1960s where she comes across a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Substance abuse disorders: Wisconsin offers new model of care
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is collaborating with health care providers in a new approach to treating eligible BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid members who have substance use disorders.
Doctor praises Narcan use in saving deputy who nearly died of fentanyl overdose
A doctor weighed in on the viral video of the California cop being saved by Narcan after a near-deadly reaction to fentanyl.
Mother arrested with fentanyl, 2 kilos, sheriff says
A North Carolina mother was arrested with enough fentanyl to kill 1 million people, and sheriff's officials say her 4-year-old was in the vehicle when she was stopped by deputies.
Marijuana legalized, K-9s retire
As Virginia prepares to legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on July 1, drug-sniffing police dogs from around the state are being forced into early retirement, following a trend in other states where legalization has led to K-9s being put out to pasture earlier than planned.
Ohio cops save woman’s life with Narcan they bought after department ran out
Two Cincinnati police officers saved the life of a woman who overdosed on fentanyl using medication that reverses the effects of opioids they purchased themselves after the department's supply ran out.
Milwaukee County OD deaths up 30%
Sadly, during the coronavirus pandemic, Milwaukee County has seen a sharp increase in overdose deaths.
Governor: Texas seized enough fentanyl at border to kill 'every single person' in New York
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Friday that authorities at the border in Texas have apprehended enough fentanyl to kill every single person in the state of New York, slamming the Biden administration for appearing clueless about the severity of the crisis.
Border Patrol K-9 finds fentanyl stuffed in breakfast burritos near Yuma
"Smugglers are under the false assumption that they can disguise drugs within food to throw off canines and their handlers," officials said in a statement. "On the contrary, canines have the ability to detect a target odor among a myriad of other odors.
3 dead, 2 officers, others sickened in suspected Kentucky overdoses
Police in a southeastern Kentucky community are working with a federal drug enforcement agency to identify the source of suspected overdoses that resulted in three deaths and sickened several other people, including two officers.