Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Update On Fentanyl in Georgia

Image courtesy of the Georgia Poison Center The August newsletter from the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) News describes how the Georgia Poison Center (GPC) played a crucial role in the early detection of deadly, fentanyl-laced fake Percocet in Georgia. NDEWS describes how a call from an emergency-room doctor triggered the process of identifying…

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DEA Suspects Deadly Fake Percocet in Georgia Coming from Mexican Cartels

Overdoes by Counties in Georgia DEA agents suspect Mexican drug cartels are behind the wave over overdoses and deaths caused by fake Percocet pills made with fentanyl analogues. The DEA is exploring possible ties between the national wave of fake pain pills laced with fentanyl and Mexican crime organizations, reports Georgia news station Alive11. DEA…

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Deadly Fentanyl-Laced Percocet Killing People in Georgia

As reported by WSB-TV2 Atlanta, chemistry experts at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) issued a public safety warning to the state’s citizens. Agents warned that the latest crisis is counterfeit pills containing fentanyl and fentanyl analogues sold to unsuspecting people on the street. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Mile called the situation unprecedented, noting that, “If…

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Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Georgia

Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills In Georgia Click here to read PSM’s Fentanyl 101. Since 2012, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil. The problem has spread to at least 40 states, and many Americans have suffered…

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Florida woman sentenced to 11 years after killing and sickening victims with illegal silicone injections

Deanna Roberts, 47, of Sanford, Florida, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to “illegally injecting persons with liquid silicone and for introducing liquid silicone that was obtained by fraud into interstate commerce.” Between April 2004 and December 2015, Roberts injected illegally obtained silicone into the hips, buttocks, and…

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