A woman was arrested with 2 kilograms of fentanyl in her car, her 4-year-old daughter also in the vehicle. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid and prescription, is being distributed across the country and sold on the illegal drug market.
Officers first feared their colleague had been exposed to the synthetic opioid Fentanyl, which can be fatal in small doses.
"The border issue is not just the Rio Grande valley, it goes all the way up to New York, and Minnesota or Chicago," Abbott said.
China has cracked down on fentanyl, but an unmatched U.S. appetite ensures a continued flow. "We don't manufacture fentanyl, we use fentanyl. They don't use fentanyl, they manufacture fentanyl," one DEA official told Newsweek, "and also we cannot even keep our side of the sidewalk clean."
Drug seizures overall peaked in December 2020, when 1,175 pounds of illegal narcotics were taken, compared with 110 pounds the year before.
The toy was purchased from a store in El Mirage, northwest of Phoenix, and intended as a gift for a little girl from her parents.
The attorney for one of the four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's May 25 death pointed to body camera footage from the arrest as well as toxicology reports that he said show Floyd had three times the amount of fentanyl in his system.
The lawyer for Thomas Lane, who is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter, says his client "did nothing wrong" in a new court filing.
As the covid crisis fuels a surge in overdoses, scientists race to halt addiction at its source: the brain.
Police say the Bellefontaine Neighbors police officer thought he was buying cocaine and not the powerful opioid.
The man was allegedly selling fentanyl, one of many opioids connection to over 100 deaths in the U.S. each day.
The previous weekend saw 16 overdose deaths over three days.
Dallas Michaels was arrested on conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation to possess narcotics, with an alleged foiled plan to poison his wife's drink and cash in on her life insurance.
Google's search algorithm effectively facilitates the purchasing of highly lethal fentanyl.
Boyce and his girlfriend Natalie Adepoju were found dead in a Las Vegas apartment on May 13.
A private autopsy ordered by Floyd's family declared he died of "asphyxiation," a lack of oxygen. But the medical examiner says otherwise.
Six people were arrested in New York City on Thursday night after authorities said they uncovered a drug "mill" that was distributing a large amount of heroin and fentanyl, some of it stamped with "Coronavirus" and "24 Black Mamba" branding.
President Donald Trump sung the praises of China using the death penalty for drug offenses on Monday, while adding that he doesn't know if the U.S. is "ready" for such measures.
The world's first biometric opioid vending machine was recently launched in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an attempt to reduce overdose deaths.
A Rhode Island police dog is back on the beat after surviving an accidental fentanyl exposure during a drug bust.
Heather Alfonso's patients largely did not have cancer, the condition for which the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Antonella Barba appeared on "Idol" in 2007, the year Jordin Sparks won the popular singing competition.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has doubled its arrests in a year, but hard narcotics at the border have more than doubled.
Jarred Rome represented the U.S. at the Olympics in 2004 and 2012 and was found unresponsive in his hotel room after complaining of feeling unwell.
The drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl, according to the DEA.
People largely do not become addicted to opioids after visits to the emergency room for car crashes, falls and other types of acute injuries that might warrant prescription painkillers, a new study shows.
Trump has repeatedly called on China to do more to stem the flow of fentanyl into the U.S., where it is helping drive the opioid crisis.
Cartels have "presses" that give the pills the name and likeness of their prescription counterparts after they are laced with fentanyl in "dirty barrels," according to WFXT Boston.