The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that law enforcement seized more than 2 kilograms of fentanyl during the investigation. A release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office says that amount of fentanyl is enough to kill 1 million people, or 25 times the population of Hagerstown.
A multistate police investigation has led to the dismantling of a major drug distribution network and the arrest of suspects believed to be in charge of or affiliated with the operation, according to Maryland State police.
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.
Antonella Barba, a former “American Idol” and “Fear Factor” contestant who was arrested last year in Virginia with nearly 2 pounds of fentanyl will be allowed to live with her parents in New Jersey while awaiting trial.
Illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest has become a profitable new business for drug gangs, helping push the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses.
Thousands of Marylanders have died from opioid overdoses in recent years, with a surge in deaths from fentanyl. But our present-day opiate epidemic has a Victorian precursor.
Fentanyl — a synthetic opioid both cheap to produce and up to 50 times more powerful than heroin — was the driving force behind Maryland’s all-time high number of drug fatalities last year, rising from 1,119 in 2016 to 1,594 in 2017.
Police seized more than 8.5 kilograms of xylazine — an animal tranquilizer — 1.7 kilograms of fentanyl, some heroin and some cocaine.
The man pleaded guilty to being part of a ring that distributed nearly enough fentanyl to kill everyone in Washington County, and that led to the deaths of two men.
The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs. Government agencies have begun paying for test strips and providing them to needle-exchange programs.
A substance that led to nearly 30 people at an Ohio prison being treated for drug exposure or suspected exposure was a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, the State Highway Patrol said.
Two men from Southern Maryland are facing at least 20 years in prison on multiple charges of distributing fentanyl that resulted in the deaths of three people.
The number of overdose deaths in Maryland continued its deadly climb, reaching an all-time high last year, according to a new report from the Maryland Department of Health.
The Maryland State Police say the operation was supplying drugs, especially heroin and fentanyl, throughout Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City.
Three men involved in what federal authorities described as a D.C.-area “drug crew” have been charged with conspiracy to distribute the synthetic opioid fentanyl and other illegal drugs, according to a newly unsealed indictment.
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