Newsletter - In The News - Walker County Drugshttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugsen-us2019-10-14T08:10:18.2720467-05:00Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisishttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=2196/12/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">The opioid crisis has ravaged through the U.S., taking hundreds of thousands of lives and costing the country an estimated $37 billion. Nearly 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the number of overdose deaths tied to opioids was six times higher in 2017 than it was eight years prior.Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Findshttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=2083/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Kratom is often marketed by its fans as being &#8220;safe&#8221; because it is plant based.&nbsp; People use it to treat pain, anxiety and depression.Opioid epidemic is a uniquely American problemhttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=1841/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself.Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbershttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=1681/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<div>Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade report past-year vaping, raising concerns about the impact on brain health and potential for addiction.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/monitoring-future-2018-survey-results">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>Meth-Laced Lollipopshttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=1197/12/2017 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">HOUSTON - Harris County investigators recovered nearly $1 million worth of meth-laced lollipops during seizure Monday in a north Spring neighborhood.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">Deputies were responding to a call about a burglary to a home in the 9200 block of Wallingham Drive at Colony Creek subdivision.</font></div><div><font face="times">Deputies said two suspects, Evonne Mick and David Salinas were caught leaving the residence and loading a vehicle with the drug-laced candy.&nbsp;</font><span style="font-family: times;">Investigators said they found bags of the drugs loaded into the back seat of the vehicle.Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pillshttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=994/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (<a href="http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp">http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00384.asp</a>) that alerted (1) public health departments, health care professionals, first responders, and medical examiners and coroners of the increase in fentanyl-related unintentional overdose fatalities in multiple states primarily driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) (i.e., non-pharmaceutical fentanyl); (2) provided recommendations for improving detection of fentanyl-related overdose outbreaks; and (3) encouraged states to expand access to naloxone and training for administering naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths.<br><br><br><a href="https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00395.asp">See More&gt;&gt;</a></font>Walker County getting new tools to combat drug traffickinghttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=644/13/2016 12:00:00 AM<p>HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Walker County law enforcement have some new tools to disrupt drug trafficking. They are now part of a federal program targeting high intensity drug trafficking areas.