Newsletter - True Storieshttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Storiesen-us2022-05-22T09:19:56.0116751-05:00Investigators Warn About Fentanyl Pills Disguised to Look Tylenolhttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=2933/22/2022 12:00:00 AM<p style="text-align: center; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><font face="Times, Times New Roman" style="">LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) &#8211;&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.fox8.com/tag/lorain-news" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.fox8.com/tag/lorain-news" target="_blank" style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(45, 94, 168);">Lorain police</a>&nbsp;are issuing a warning to the public after they seized powerful narcotics on the street, disguised to look like over-the-counter medicine.&nbsp;</font></p><p style="text-align: center; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><font face="Times, Times New Roman">Police fear someone could mistakenly take one of the pills with deadly results.</font></p><p style="text-align: center; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><font face="Times, Times New Roman" style="">&#8220;Pills that appeared to be Tylenol, seized in a drug investigation, were sent to the lab and upon getting the results for the substance, it turned out that the pills were in fact pressed to look like Tylenol, but were actually fentanyl,&#8221; said Lt.US Annual Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Levelshttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=28811/17/2021 12:00:00 AM<div data-component="text-block" class="ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i85" style="margin: 1rem 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; max-width: 36.25rem;"><div class="ssrcss-17j9f6r-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi1" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; overflow-wrap: break-word;"><p class="ssrcss-1q0x1qg-Paragraph eq5iqo00" style="text-align: center; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: Times, serif; font-size: 10.5pt; font-style: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit; font-variant-caps: inherit;">More than 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses over ayear-long period during the Covid-19 pandemic.</span></p><p class="ssrcss-1q0x1qg-paragraph" align="center" style="margin: 0in; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="ssrcss-1q0x1qg-Paragraph eq5iqo00" style="text-align: center; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p><p class="ssrcss-1q0x1qg-paragraph" align="center" style="margin: 0in; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Times, serif;">It is thehighest yearly death toll from drugs ever recorded in the US.</span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><div data-component="text-block" class="ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i85" style="margin: 1rem 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; max-width: 36.25rem;"><div class="ssrcss-17j9f6r-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi1" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; overflow-wrap: break-word;"><p class="ssrcss-1q0x1qg-Paragraph eq5iqo00" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><br></p></div></div>Medications You Shouldn't Mix with Alcoholhttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1693/26/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Mixing alcohol with medications&#8212;including many over-the-counter medications&#8212;is a risky and unpredictable business. If you&#8217;re unsure, avoid alcohol completely until you can check with your pharmacist or healthcare provider.Americans More Likely to Die of Opioid Overdose Than Vehicle Accidenthttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1491/14/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">According to the report, Americans now have a 1 in 96 lifetime chance of dying from an opioid overdose. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103.Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocketed Among Womenhttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1481/10/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">As America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.&nbsp; From 1999 to 2017, the drug overdose death rate among women 30 to 64 years old climbed more than 260%, according to the report published Thursday.Dozens Overdose in Connecticut Parkhttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1308/16/2018 7:56:17 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Police have made three arrests after more than 70 people overdosed in a Connecticut city.&nbsp;</font><span style="font-family: times;">Some 52 of the 71 overdoses happened on New Haven's downtown green, next to Yale University's campus, said Fire Chief John Alston.Get the Facts: Opioidshttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1296/18/2018 10:46:53 AMGet the facts on opioid use, overdoses, addiction, and many more.<div><a href="https://opioids.thetruth.com/o/the-facts/all">&lt;&lt;Take me to the facts&gt;&gt;</a></div>Danger of Extracting Honey Oil from Marijuanahttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=1047/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">Moreno Valley resident Alex Gonzales thought making butane honey oil &#8212; a powerful marijuana byproduct &#8212; in a Palm Springs motel room in 2015 would be a quick, simple task, until a spark caused the room to catch fire, severely burning him and his sleeping girlfriend.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">Gonzales, 25, and his girlfriend Selina Cervantes, 21, said Tuesday that they are trying to put their lives back together after the accident. Gonzales suffered major burns to much of his body, and had skin grafts over much of his right side.Synthetic opioid nicknamed 'pink' blamed for deaths of two 13 y/o Utah boyshttps://stopdrugsjeffersoncounty.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=True Stories&newsletterid=7811/4/2016 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">Ryan Ainsworth and Grant Seaver, both 13, were students at Treasure Mountain Junior High School in Park City, Utah. They were best friends who shared the hobbies of adventurous Utah teenagers &#8212; spending afternoons on skis, dirt bikes or skateboards.