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Fentanyl Crisis – XtremeCuztoms

Category: Fentanyl Crisis

White House Unveils Plan to Stop Surge in ‘Tranq Dope’ Deaths

Amid the dramatic rise in overdose deaths caused by “tranq dope,” or fentanyl laced with animal tranquilizer xylazine, the White House has announced a national response plan to address the crisis. The plan aims to ensure a 15 percent reduction in xylazine-positive overdose deaths in at least three of four U.S. Census regions by 2025….


Portland Mayor Backtracks on Proposed Bill to Ban Public Drug Use

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has backtracked on his proposed plan to ban public drug use, saying that the bill is no longer necessary. Under current state law, possessing a small amount of illicit drugs is treated as a civil violation, not a criminal offense, and a $100 fine. House Bill 2645 would have increased penalties for fentanyl…


2 People Shot, Denver Officer Struck by Fire Truck Amid Nuggets’ NBA Championship Parade

A police officer in Colorado suffered a serious leg injury after he was struck by a fire truck near the end of a parade to celebrate the Denver Nuggets’ first NBA championship victory, authorities said Thursday. Later that day, a shooting took place in a downtown area that wounded two people. Speaking at a news…


California Voters Say Economy Is Most Important Issue, Half Disapprove of Reparation Payments: Poll

California voters say the economy is the most important issue facing the state and half of them don’t support paying reparations to black residents, according to a new poll by Emerson College Polling and Inside California Politics. The survey, released on June 12, asked registered voters questions on a variety of topics, including presidential candidates…


Biden Administration Sanctions Chinese, Mexican Entities Involved in Fentanyl Production

The Biden administration imposed sanctions May 30 on 17 people and organizations it says are distributing equipment used in the production of illicit pills that frequently include fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Deadly overdoses caused by synthetic opioids have increased…


San Francisco Board of Supervisors Convenes Outdoor Meeting to Address Drug Crisis

San Francisco—The San Francisco Board of Supervisors convened a special outdoor meeting at the United Nations Plaza on May 23 to address the elephant in the room, the open-air drug crisis. President of the Board Aaron Peskin said he hoped the dialogue “focuses some urgency around the crisis on our streets, and the need for…


Dozen Arrested in Drugs and Weapons Probe Targeting Mexican Mafia, Local Gang in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—A dozen suspected members and associates of Los Angeles Harbor-area street gangs were arrested May 17 on charges alleging the trafficking of firearms and large quantities of fentanyl and other narcotics, officials announced. Seven of those arrested Wednesday are among 10 defendants named across three criminal complaints filed in Los Angeles federal court. One…


Trump CNN Townhall Crushes Ratings, Americans React

Reactions are pouring in on former President Donald Trump’s CNN Town Hall Wednesday night. What are Republicans, Democrats, and President Joe Biden’s campaign saying? The main aspects of the GOP’s border security bill that hit the floor Thursday evening include reconstruction of the border wall, asylum process reforms, and more. Find out how lawmakers voted, as Title…


US Efforts to Crack Down on Fentanyl Trafficking Face Resistance From the CCP

The ongoing fentanyl crisis is having detrimental effects on American society. Recently, federal law enforcement agencies have been cracking down on drug trafficking networks and prosecuting various Mexican drug cartels, showing their determination to dismantle the fentanyl trafficking chain. However, dismantling the ultimate source of the U.S. fentanyl crisis, namely, the supply of Chinese-made precursor…


Senators Urge China to Curb Flow of Chemicals Used in Fentanyl Production

On Thursday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) urged Beijing to curb the flow of precursor chemicals into Mexico, which are used by drug cartels to produce fentanyl. “China is not doing enough to halt the stream of chemicals that Mexican drug cartels use to produce fentanyl, the destructive drug that has…