One Virginia high school sees seven overdoses in just three weeks

LOUDOUN, VA – In a disturbing development, seven students from Park View High School in Loudoun County, Virginia, have overdosed on opioids within the last three weeks. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating these alarming incidents, four of which transpired within the school’s premises. Three of these cases necessitated the use of Narcan, an opioid overdose reversal drug, while two required CPR. The common denominator in all these overdoses is fentanyl, a potent …

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Two suspects face murder charges after toddler died at daycare

BRONX, NY – Two individuals are now facing a multitude of charges related to a suspected opioid overdose incident at a Bronx daycare. The tragic event resulted in the death of a one-year-old boy and the hospitalization of three other children. The deceased toddler, identified as Nicholas Dominici, was among four children believed to have been exposed to the potent opioid, fentanyl. The New York Police Department (NYPD) was initially alerted to the situation at …

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California man charged with murdering his wife after poisoning leads to her death

In a chilling turn of events, a man from California has been slapped with murder charges after he was accused of poisoning his wife to death, as per the local police. Glennis Smith, a 48-year-old man, made a distress call to 911 on January 12, stating that his wife, Jennifer Smith-Floyd, 49, was in an unconscious state and wasn’t breathing. The subsequent probe by the Elk Grove Police Department brought to light that Smith had …

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Two-year-old dies from fentanyl overdose, mom faces charges

In Albuquerque, a mother is facing child abuse charges after her two-year-old son tested positive for the potent opioid, fentanyl. Jessica Garcia was taken into custody on June 5th. Her arrest follows another incident three months earlier where her toddler son lost consciousness at a hotel situated on Illiff Road near Coors Boulevard. On the day of the alarming event, medical professionals successfully resuscitated the boy and conducted tests that revealed the presence of fentanyl …

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Parents receive criminal charges after their baby died of fentanyl overdose

Daniel S. Howarth has been found guilty of child endangerment, illicit substance possession, and drug paraphernalia possession. The judgment came after a two-day trial presided over by Judge Gary B. Gilman, as informed by District Attorney Matthew Weintraub. The trial involved the testimony of Bensalem police officers who had attended a distress call on January 7, 2022, about an infant in cardiac arrest at an Oak Avenue residence. In the courtroom, law enforcement body camera …

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Mother of three arrested in connection with husband’s fentanyl death

Utah authorities have arrested 33-year-old Kouri Richins, a mother of three and author of a children’s book about grief, in connection with her husband’s fentanyl death. Kouri and her husband, Eric Richins, 39, had been married nine years and together had three young sons. The incident occurred on the evening of March 3rd, 2022, when Kouri Richins called 911 to report that her husband was “cold to the touch”. She told authorities that she had …

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JFK Airport customs seize fentanyl disguised as candle

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists and officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport recently intercepted a food courier carrying a concealed illegal substance. On April 9, Eulalio Gomez-Zuniga, a US citizen arriving from Mexico City, underwent inspection by CBP agriculture specialists. Anomalies within three cylindrical objects in his luggage caught their attention during an x-ray examination. The objects were later identified as candles. CBP officers were called to assist, and upon probing …

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Family Sues Airbnb After 19-month-old Daughter Dies From Fentanyl Overdose at Florida Rental

A French family is suing Airbnb and others after their 19-month-old daughter died from a mysterious fentanyl overdose. At the time, they were staying at an Airbnb home they had rented while on vacation in Florida. Lydie and Boris Lavenir had put their daughter, Enora, down for a nap after playing with her four siblings the rental home in August 2021. When Lydie went to wake her daughter up two hours later, she found Enora’s …

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232 Pounds Of Fentanyl Found Stuffed Into Car

The dangers of fentanyl, one of the most powerful opioid drugs in the world, have recently escalated in the United States. This drug, directly connected to over two-thirds of the record 106,699 drug overdose deaths in the nation in 2021, has surged in recent years with a myriad of methods for its illegal smuggling. Fortunately, U.S. Border Patrol agents remain dedicated to the fight against fentanyl, a commitment which was recently demonstrated with their seizure …

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Arizona Woman Arrested on Murder Charges After Marine Dies of Drug Overdose

Arizona authorities have arrested Alicia Hegarty for allegedly providing drugs to a Marine who later died of an overdose. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reported that Marshall Luppke, who was serving in the Twentynine Palms base, died on March 14, 2021, in his home in Yucca Valley. An autopsy was done of the Marine’s body to confirm his cause of death. The investigation was presented to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, who …

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