Newsletter - In The News - Walker County Drugshttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugsen-us2021-01-23T04:39:08.5642632-06:00Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinkinghttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=2371/7/2021 11:01:21 AMThe goal of this toolkit is to educate and inform parents, guardians, and adults about the dangers and implications of underage drinking; provide a guide that includes recommendations and resources to strengthen and encourage open conversation with youth about alcohol use; and promote a best practices approach to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and young adults.<a href="http://fortbendcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FBCPC_Not-My-Kid_Underage-Drinking-Toolkit-2-1.pdf" style="text-decoration-line: underline; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a>Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19https://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=24612/17/2020 12:00:00 AMOver 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p1218-overdose-deaths-covid-19.html">&lt;Read More&gt;</a>Fentanyl Distributor Sentenced to 30 Yearshttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=20710/24/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">In what is believed to be the first fentanyl distribution case using the dark web and crypto currency in the Southwest Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Region, a federal judge in San Antonio today sentenced 30-year-old Alaa Mohammed Allawi to 30 years in federal prison for distributing approximately 245 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycodone and Xanax.&nbsp; The distribution of fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills, through the use of the dark web and crypto currency, resulted in the overdose death of a U.S.Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisishttps://stopdrugswalkercounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - Walker County Drugs&newsletterid=1896/12/2019 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=1793/11/2019 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=1571/30/2019 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=1411/15/2019 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=1037/12/2017 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=874/19/2017 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=554/13/2016 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.