Illegal Drug Threat In the past decade, there has been significant growth in the illicit trafficking of drugs throughout the United States. The Houston area continues to be threatened due to the close proximity to the U.S.- Mexico border. Even with the strong law enforcement presence devoted to combating this threat, the quantity of drugs being transported through the region remains staggering. Read more >>
The Dark Wire - Not in Vein
The drugs your kids don't know they're taking - a documentary about open borders and the cartels crossing them to kill our kids.
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MARIJUANA - FACT OR FICTION
Due to the growth of drug abuse nationally and as a preventative measure, the Houston HIDTA has created this website, StopDrugs to educate the public about dangerous drug activity and provide a way for residents to report tips to provide leads for law enforcement. This community policing initiative has been designed to help keep our neighborhoods and families safe from illegal drugs and related criminal activity. Read More >>
State and federal health authorities are focusing on the role of contaminants or counterfeit substances as a likely cause of vaping-related lung illnesses - now up to 354 possible cases in 29 states, nearly double the number reported to be under investigation last week, The Washington Post has learned.
The investigation is "starting to point to what solvents are being used, and that can vary a lot"- especially in counterfeit or black-market products, including potentially mislabeled solvents that consumers buy themselves to make do-it-yourself "home brews," said an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is heading the investigation.
A clever marketing campaign has led you to believe marijuana is safe. See how marijuana has evolved. The darkside of the marijuana industry. Addiction, eviromental destruction, THC extraction, and the marketing towards today's youth. Click here for trailer or see full documentary below.
Under The Influence? Warning Signs Signs that let you know whether or not someone you know might be using drugs. Learn more >>
So You Think You Want To Try Drugs? If you think using drugs is a good idea, you need to learn how drugs affect every aspect of your life. The consequences are simply not worth the temporary feelings drugs offer. Learn more >>
During the first eight months of 2015, DEA Houston Division seized approximately 667 kilograms of methamphetamine. This is more than triple the 2013 total and nearly 93 percent of the 2014 total.
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COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard. Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape. People with opioid use disorder (OUD) and methamphetamine use disorder may also be vulnerable due to those drugs’ effects on respiratory and pulmonary health. Additionally, individuals with a substance use disorder are more likely to experience homelessness or incarceration than those in the general population, and these circumstances pose unique challenges regarding transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. All these possibilities should be a focus of active surveillance as we work to understand this emerging health threat. <<Full
Fort Bend County Drugs In The News
Fentanyl Distributor Sentenced to 30 Years Source: US Attorney's Office 10/24/19 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. 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. Read More >>
The U.S. opioid crisis has evolved into a fentanyl crisis. Read More >>
Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisis Source: Adriana Belmonte (Yahoo) 6/12/19 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. Read More >>