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Tag: DRUG OVERDOSES

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians launches joint effort to end opioid crisis in Alabama

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is partnering with the Helios Alliance to end the opioid crisis in Alabama.

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Jefferson County drug fatalities on track to exceed 2022 numbers but no new drugs in play

It appears the number of drug fatalities in 2023 will exceed the 2022 number in Jefferson County, but the coroner says the increase won’t be significant.

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Jefferson County on track to exceed 2022 drug overdose deaths

Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates said drug deaths continue to climb year over year despite numerous efforts to curb the opioid crisis.

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Walker County Sheriff concerned about elephant tranquilizer showing up in Alabama

Carfentanil, also called Wildnil, has been identified in Walker County. The synthetic opioid is nothing new but hasn’t been a top concern for law enforcement until now.

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Drug overdose deaths outpace COVID fatalities in Jefferson County in 2022

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has confirmed 488 deaths in 2022 were drug overdose fatalities.

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Jefferson County reaches 100 suspected overdose deaths already in 2023

The Jefferson County Coroner reported Monday the county has reached 100 suspected drug overdose deaths so far in 2023. There is an additional death that was from a confirmed overdose.

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Overdoses overwhelm law enforcement — 'Enough fentanyl off Birmingham streets in 2022 to kill the entire state population of Alabama'

The Department of Homeland Security seized enough fentanyl off of Birmingham streets in 2022 to kill the entire state population of Alabama. Think about that for a minute.

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Senate Committee approves bill legalizing fentanyl testing materials

The Alabama Senate Health Committee on Thursday gave a favorable report to legislation making fentanyl testing equipment legal for...

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Blanchard formally qualifies for governor

Gubernatorial candidate Lynda “Lindy” Blanchard formally qualified with the Alabama Republican Party on Friday. “I am incredibly happy...

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Alabama law enforcement gets $1.6 million to fight drug crimes

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) awarded $1.6 million to continue the fight against illegal drugs and drug-related crime in the state. “Public...

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Alabama families struggle with loss as fentanyl claims lives

By Nicole Allshouse Homeland Security Investigations in Birmingham have seized more than 10 kilograms of fentanyl so far in 2021. The...

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Palmer: Fentanyl trafficking by Mexican drug cartels pose serious threat to U.S.

By Brandon Moseley Drug overdose deaths are up substantially. One significant component of that is the increasing amounts of fentanyl...