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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:24:54 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



US TX: Officers Killed In Murder Or Self-Defense?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 20 Mar 2017 - With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects' homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. SOMERVILLE, Tex. - Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff's investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in his gravelly drawl if they would be talking about Mr. Hall's own case.



US OH: As Heroin Infests Farms, A Grieving Parent Fears For The

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 13 Mar 2017 - BLANCHESTER, Ohio - A life of farming taught Roger Winemiller plenty about harsh twists of fate: hailstorms and drought, ragweed infestations and jittery crop prices. He hadn't bargained on heroin. Then, in March 2016, Mr. Winemiller's daughter, Heather Himes, 31, died of an opioid overdose at the family farmhouse, inside a first-floor bathroom overlooking fields of corn and soybeans. Mr. Winemiller was the one who unlocked the bathroom door and found her slumped over, a syringe by her side.



CN ON: Public High Schools Getting Naloxone Kits

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Standard Freeholder, 13 Mar 2017 - UCDSB has been blitzing schools with Fentanyl awareness campaign BROCKVILLE - As the region's police and health officials grapple with a growing opioid problem, the public school board is also brainstorming ways to keep its students safe from a drug that's becoming prevalent.



CN MB: Talk About Dopes

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 16 Mar 2017 - Too many people getting behind wheel with drugs in their system As federal legalization of marijuana seems more and more like an inevitability, a new poll commissioned by Manitoba Public Insurance shows 10% of Manitobans drive with drugs in their system.



Colombia: After Long Drug War, Colombia Joins Pot Trade

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 10 Mar 2017 - CORINTO, Colombia - For years, Blanca Riveros has had the same routine: After fixing breakfast and taking her son to school, she heads home to a large plastic trash bag filled with marijuana. She trims the plants and gets them ready for Colombian drug traffickers. After school, her son helps cut more.



CN MB: Column: Drug Counterfeiters Using Fentanyl Getting Away With

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 05 Mar 2017 - While it seems out of context for a career progressive, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has gone law-and-order rogue in his quest to stem the plague of fentanyl overdoses and deaths in the nation's capital. He wants manslaughter charges laid against drug dealers if the illicit narcotics they peddle end up causing death.



CN AB: Column: Drug Dealers Getting Away With Murder

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Edmonton Sun, 05 Mar 2017 - While it seems out of context for a career progressive, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has gone law-and-order rogue in his quest to stem the plague of fentanyl overdoses and deaths in the nation's capital. He wants manslaughter charges laid against drug dealers if the illicit narcotics they peddle end up causing death.



CN ON: Column: Time To End The Slaughter

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 05 Mar 2017 - Drug counterfeiters using fentanyl getting away with murder While it seems out of context for a career progressive, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has gone law-and-order rogue in his quest to stem the plague of fentanyl overdoses and deaths in the nation's capital.



CN ON: 'Where's The Fent?'

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 04 Mar 2017 - AIDS Committee of Ottawa offering strips to test urine A project launched this week by the AIDS Committee of Ottawa is offering urine test strips that reveal to people who have used drugs whether they've been unwittingly exposed to the powerful opioid fentanyl.