PSA from Matthew’s Voice created by Basis Creative Films to educate the public about illicit fentanyl.
On the September 28, 2022 episode of the Dr Phil, the topic was the Fentanyl Crisis in America.
DEA Announces Results of Enforcement Surge to Reduce the Fentanyl Supply Across the United States
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the results of an enforcement operation that spanned from May to September and resulted in significant fentanyl seizures across the United States.
As part of the One Pill Can Kill initiative, the DEA and its law enforcement partners seized more than 10.2 million fentanyl pills and approximately 980 pounds of fentanyl powder during the period of May 23 through Sept. 8, 2022. The amount of fentanyl taken off the streets during this surge is equivalent to more than 36 million lethal doses removed from the illegal drug supply. Additionally, 338 weapons were seized, including rifles, shotguns, pistols, and hand grenades.
Read the full article on the DEA web site.
Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses N.C. parents’ participation in a Washington, D.C, rally about the dangers of fentanyl. King offered these comments during the Sept. 23, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”
LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) — Franklin County deputies have arrested a Zebulon man in a deadly overdose earlier this year, officials said.
Luis Santiago Franco, 20, died on May 21 at his home, according to his obituary and a news release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives later determined that heroin/fentanyl was Franco’s cause of death.
Read the full article on the CBS 17 web site.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday he wants almost $300 million in federal funding to fight “rainbow fentanyl” — highly-addictive pills that look like candy and could have a devastating effect on young people.
The $290 million in funds would be used to sustain 61 Overdose Response Strategy teams that would help try to curb fentanyl, including the new “rainbow” kind, the New York Democrat said at a press conference.
“This is fentanyl, this is a Sweetart — you tell me the difference,” Schumer said while holding up pictures of both the deadly pills and the tangy sweets. “Halloween is coming up… this is really worrisome and really dangerous.”
Read the full article on the NY Post web site.
Sep. 21—WASHINGTON, D.C. — Patricia Drewes joined anti-fentanyl advocates from across the country Saturday to demand greater effort from the federal government in addressing the ongoing fentanyl crisis.
Drewes co-founded Forgotten Victims of Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren Counties, which last month held a similar rally in Raleigh.
On Wednesday Sept 21, 2022 Patricia Drewes on The Record with Greta Van Susteren on NewsMax.
‘It was a poisoning’: Parents say son died after taking just one pill
CNN’s Kate Bolduan profiles Ed and Mary Ternan, who run Song for Charlie, a non-profit dedicated to awareness of counterfeit prescription pills sold online.