For Fentanyl Victim Families & Allies
Wake, Durham, Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Johnston Counties
Contact Barb Walsh
Roy Gronberg of the Henderson Dispatch covered the Rise Up Rally and published this article. The orginal appears on the Henderson Dispatch web site however requires a subscription for access. It can also be read on Yahoo.
Since it went into effect late in 2019, authorities in the Tri-County region have lodged death-by-distribution charges seven times against people they believe sold drugs to people who later died of an overdose.
FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Narcan vending machines are now available at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center, according to a statement released by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office on social media.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — A vending machine has been installed in the Cumberland County Detention Center but it’s not dispensing food, candy or fruit. It’s to help anyone who’s incarcerated there get NARCAN.
Aug. 22—RALEIGH — Each year, the number of fentanyl deaths in North Carolina — from 442 in 2016 to 3,163 in 2021, according to the N.C. Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Some citizens have begun to rise up against fentanyl. Organizations from across the state gathered in Raleigh to commemorate the first annual National Fentanyl Awareness and Prevention Day on Sunday, Aug. 21, in an event called the “Rise Up Rally,” said organizer Patricia Drewes.