Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

Colorado Mother Works to Raise Awareness About Addiction and Self-Harm

Grand Junction resident Andrea Thomas lost her daughter Ashley to counterfeit oxycodone in June 2018. Now, she is determined to protect others. Her new foundation, Voices for Awareness, promotes awareness about substance abuse and self-harm. On July 27, 2019, the organization will hold its first conference—free to the public—at Costa Mesa University, as well as the “Fight for Awareness,” a professional boxing event in which fighters from all over Colorado will dedicate their match to a loved one lost to substance abuse or suicide.

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Woman Arrested By Police In Grand Junction, Colorado Was In Possession Of Fake Pills Made of Fentanyl

While arresting a Grand Junction, Colorado woman on an outstanding warrant, a police K-9 indicated the presence of narcotics in her vehicle. Inside Marie Matos’s car, police discovered two bags filled with hundreds of pills whose markings indicate that they should be oxycodone. However, “based on training, experience and knowledge of this case these are fentanyl pills”…

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Colorado

Our 2018 information sheet summarizes recent counterfeit drug incidents in Colorado.

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DOJ Believes Colorado Man Was Smuggling Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills Into The Country

Second man indicted in the counterfeit fentanyl pill death of Jonathan Ellington in Colorado. Prosecutors believe that Bruce Holder was not just involved, but is the man who is responsible for smuggling the counterfeit oxycodone pills into the U.S. from Mexico. Ellington’s death may not be the only one caused by these fake fentanyl pills…

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Grand Junction Man Arrested For Manufacturing Fake Xanax Pills In His Apartment

Richard Henry of Grand Junction, Colorado was arrested after law enforcement officers from multiple agencies found a pill press, hundreds each of fake Xanax and “small blue pills” made with fentanyl, and assortment of other powders in the closet of his apartment. This story is one of many recently in the news pointing to the fact that counterfeit fentanyl pills are a growing problem in western Colorado…

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Colorado Man Indicted After Selling Fake Fentanyl Pills That Killed One And Injured Another

The U.S. DOJ indicted Christopher Huggett of Grand Junction, Colorado on one count of distributing fentanyl that resulted in death and one count of distributing fentanyl that resulted in serious bodily harm. Huggett allegedly sold counterfeit pain pills made with fentanyl. Emergency medical services were not able to revive Jonathan Ellington of Carbondale. The second victim is lucky to be alive…

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