Newsletter - In The News - Fort Bend County Drugs The News - Fort Bend County Drugsen-us2023-03-25T02:30:13.3018723-05:00Synthetic Opioids Are an Everything Problem The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=2986/9/2022 12:00:00 AMFatal drug overdoses—primarily from illegally manufactured synthetic opioids—have increased sharply in recent years. And they're not slowing down.Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinking The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=2321/7/2021 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.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri;"><a href="">&nbsp;&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></span>Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19 The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=24112/17/2020 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="">&lt;Read More&gt;</a>Know the Risks of Marijuana The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=28112/16/2020 12:00:00 AMMarijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the U.S. and its use is growing.Fentanyl Distributor Sentenced to 30 Years The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=20810/24/2019 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.They thought they were buying heroin The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=1937/22/2019 11:46:54 AM<div style=""><font face="times">The U.S. opioid crisis has evolved into a fentanyl crisis.Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisis The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=1846/12/2019 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 Finds The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=1733/11/2019 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 problem The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=1521/30/2019 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 Numbers The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=1461/15/2019 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="">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>High Means DUI The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=1202/7/2018 12:00:00 AM<div>-Driver high on marijuana to receive 6 years prison when he killed cyclist.</div><div>-Marijuana related fatal car accidents surge in Washington State after legalization.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>Kush Lab Discovered in Houston The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=1068/18/2017 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Firefighters say residents at a west Houston apartment complex became light-headed over a smell coming from a unit next door. They later found out the smell came from what appeared to be a kush lab.</font></div><div style=""><br></div><div style=""><font face="times">Houston Fire Department received a hazmat call in the 9200 block of Pagewood overnight.</font></div><div style=""><font face="times"><br></font></div><div style=""><font face="times">Firefighters were told something in an apartment was giving off a smell similar to nail polish remover that lasted for days.Meth-Laced Lollipops The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=1007/12/2017 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 Pills The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=824/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (<a href=""></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="">See More&gt;&gt;</a></font>11 arrested in Fort Bend Co. "KUSH Corner" drug bust The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=738/3/2016 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">FORT BEND COUNTY, TX (KTRK) --&nbsp;</font></div><div><font face="times">The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force has announced the conclusion to an investigation targeting illegal drug distribution in a section known as "KUSH Corner."</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, agents conducted the raid Tuesday evening at three residences in the 200 block of Collins Road in Richmond. Task force agents were assisted by the Fort Bend Regional SWAT, Rosenberg Police Department, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety Air Support Division.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">"This operation shows the importance of community involvement," said Sheriff Troy E.Websites seek further curbing of Houston-area narcotics activity The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=695/14/2016 12:00:00 AMFort Bend County&#8217;s war on drugs has just gained a valuable ally--the community itself. Last Wednesday, May 11, officials with the Houston HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) gathered to unveil new websites for Fort Bend and Walker counties to combat the distribution and sale of illegal narcotics in the counties.<br><br>The StopDrugs Website Project is meant to add value to the communities it serves by providing a resource where citizens can submit anonymous tips, find prevention and educational material and stay informed of possible drug threats on the streets of their community.<br><br>Houston&#8217;s HIDTA is one of five original HIDTAs designated by Congress and one of 32 across the country.Press conference at Rosenberg Civic Center about launch of StopDrugs Website Project The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=685/11/2016 9:00:00 AMThe Houston HIDTA Executive Board and the Houston HIDTA Executive Director will announce new additions to the StopDrugs Website Project for the Houston HIDTA Region.<br><br>The Houston HIDTA Executive Board will be hosting a news conference at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday May 11 at the Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 TX-36 in Rosenberg to announce the expansion of the StopDrugs Website Project. Additionally, as a part of this news conference, HIDTA Board members will be highlighting significant successes, investigations developed, drugs seized and arrests made since the launch of the StopDrugs Websites throughout Southeast Texas.Fort Bend Drug Symposium The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=624/20/2016 12:00:00 AMFree Event<br>Time: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm<br>Location:<br>Fort Bend ISD Annex<br>3119 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land TX 77479<br>Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired medication The News - Fort Bend County Drugs&newsletterid=604/20/2016 12:00:00 AMSaturday, April 30th 2016 10 am - 2 pm <br><br>FBISD Mercer Stadium<br>Parking Lot <br>16403 Lexington Blvd.<br>Sugar Land, Texas<br><br><br><br>