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Tag: FENTANYL

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U.S. Rep. Moore: 'Accountability is coming' on Biden border policy

Moore told Newsmax that fentanyl, which is killing Americans on a daily basis, is bleeding into the United States because of insecure borders.

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U.S. Rep. Moore: Fentanyl seized along southern border ‘jumped ninefold’ in last five years

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) shared federal estimates about the fentanyl crisis on the southern border on Wednesday and said the amount of fentanyl seized has jumped ninefold since 2018.

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Principals at Jefferson County Schools receive training to administer opioid-countering drug

School principals in Jefferson County now know how to administer a drug that reverses the effect of opioid overdoses.

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AG Steve Marshall: $276 million opioid settlement should go toward solving addiction

As a result of the settlements, Alabama has been rewarded $276 million. 

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Jefferson County opioid, fentanyl overdose deaths soar in 2022, exceeds record violent death toll

Violent crime isn’t the only thing taking lives in Jefferson County. According to a new report from WBHM, overdose deaths exceeded homicides and vehicle-related deaths in Jefferson County in 2022 and Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said that he doesn’t see it slowing down.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Fentanyl is a scourge that’s ravaging our state and nation

Fen­tanyl works by bind­ing to the body’s opi­oid re­cep­tors—found in the ar­eas of the brain that con­trol pain and emo­tions, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional In­sti­tute on Drug Abuse.

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South Alabama lawmakers to introduce bills to fight fentanyl epidemic that's 'killing so many people’

The opioid epidemic continues to claim lives nationwide, and law enforcement and lawmakers in south Alabama are working together to act.

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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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Toxicology report confirms deceased Selma High Student had hydrocodone and fentanyl in his system

The Selma High School student who passed away in the school’s cafeteria had two opioids in his system, including fentanyl, according to a toxicology report released by Selma officials.

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National database reveals Alabama has seventh-highest non-fatal opioid overdose rate

New data from the White House shows Alabama has one of the highest nonfatal opioid overdose (NOO) rates in the country.

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Father of deceased Selma High student charges school was slow to respond to possible fentanyl overdose; School denies claims

The father of the Selma High School sophomore who passed away in the school lunchroom accused the school on Thursday of not responding until it was too late and failing to notify him of the incident. However, the school denied these claims were true.

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Selma leaders, school officials grapple with community issues in wake of apparent high school student fentanyl overdose — 'Our babies are in trouble'

Wednesday evening, local leaders and school officials gathered at Selma High School (SHS) and spoke with parents and others to address community issues after the death of an SHS student.

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Horse tranquilizer killing people in Alabama — Does not respond to opioid reversal medications, causes holes in skin

As opioid-involved overdoses continue to claim lives by the thousands in the United States, the FDA is warning of a new drug that can be just as fatal as opioids but unresponsive to emergency reversal treatments.

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Dallas County District Attorney indicates death at Selma High School potentially linked to fentanyl

A local official indicated that the death of a student at Selma High School on Tuesday might have been linked to fentanyl. 

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U.S. Rep. Carl warns of Chinese threats with farmland purchases, fentanyl – 'We cannot allow our food chain to be bought up by foreign countries'

Whether it’s buying up U.S. land or poisoning its citizens with deadly fentanyl, the threat China poses to America is hard to ignore. That’s why U.S. Rep Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) recently signed onto a bill that aims to push back against foreign influence.

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'Most dangerous drug on the streets': Alabama doctors discuss fentanyl crisis

Alabama doctors went live on Facebook Wednesday night to discuss the dangers of fentanyl amidst a recent surge in overdose deaths.

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State Rep. Simpson calls for mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl traffickers

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R–Daphne) will introduce legislation in the 2023 Regular Session creating mandatory minimum sentences for trafficking fentanyl in Alabama.

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State Rep. Pringle to introduce manslaughter for lethal drug dealers bill again in 2023

Should dealers in Alabama who sell narcotic drugs that result in someone's death be charged with manslaughter?

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VIDEO: Woman arrested after dropping dollar bill with fentanyl outside of Alabama police department

The Orange Beach Police Department made an arrest after a woman dropped a dollar bill filled with fentanyl in front of the police department.

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Bill introduced to designate fentanyl as weapon of mass destruction

U.S Rep. Barry Moore (AL-2)  has put his name on a bill that would classify fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD).

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Bill legalizing fentanyl test strips passes Senate

The Alabama Senate passed a bill that would legalize strips for testing fentanyl. Senate Bill 168, sponsored by Jim McClendon (R-Springville),...

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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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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...

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1.8 million fake pills taken off streets in historic drug seizure

By Brandon Moseley On Thursday, Nov. 30, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced that the DEA has...