After a yearlong FBI investigation into a narcotics conspiracy throughout D.C. and Maryland, a Maryland man has pleaded guilty to trafficking crack and powder cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The number of opioid overdoses is down nearly 25 percent in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, compared to this time last year. Fatal overdoses are down 37 percent.
The findings come just three months after another report published by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics confirmed that fentanyl, a highly-potent painkiller that can shut down breathing in under a minute, is now the deadliest drug in America.
Fairfax County police recently arrested a Herndon man and charged him with seven larcenies in connection with a stash of guns and drug paraphernalia.
Court documents say that 36-year-old Aidriss Saydi was a prominent drug dealer in Northern Virginia for the past decade and paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to have narcotics shipped to him.
A man arrested on marijuana charges alongside since-cut Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins had previously been in a similar situation with one of Collins’ teammates.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that a circuit court judge on Friday imposed the jury’s recommended punishment for 21-year-old J’Quan Malik Vinston in the slaying of 32-year-old Joshua David Williams.
The mayor of Washington, D.C., announced a plan several months ago to cut District opioid overdose deaths by half by 2020, but several key programs are still in development.
Five kilograms of the poisonously potent synthetic opioid were seized along with 6 kilograms of heroin, a more common street drug which, when spiked with fentanyl, has caused tens of thousands of fatal overdoses in America in recent years.
The hearing is the latest volley in Washington’s battle against soaring drug prices, which has become a top priority for the Trump administration, as well as many Democratic and some Republican lawmakers.
Having lost his 29-year-old son to a fentanyl overdose, Dean Palozej believes dealers who peddle drugs that kill should be locked up for a very long time — for the rest of their life, in some cases.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection took almost 6 pounds of hashish-laced chocolate from a woman returning to Virginia after a flight from Turkey.
The warning comes as a growing list of the drugs containing valsartan, losartan and irbesartan have been recalled from the market for containing an impurity that presents a cancer risk.
“We don’t know at this time if it’s because it was a bad batch, if it’s tainted or mixed with other drugs, or just extremely concentrated,” Alexandria Police Capt. Gregg Ladislaw said.
On Monday, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case brought by Cortez and more than 500 Fosamax users from 45 states trying to sue Merck for damages after experiencing atypical femoral fractures, which they allege were caused by the drug.
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