Daily Archives: September 15, 2017

Heroin-laced Fentanyl Operation Dismantled across the Street from Public School 115 in Manhattan

Heroin-laced Fentanyl Operation Dismantled across the Street from Public School 115 in Manhattan

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced three arrests and the seizure of one and a half to three kilograms of pre-packaged individual dose glassine envelopes filled with suspected heroin-laced fentanyl across the street from P.S. 115 in Manhattan.

On September 14, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the DEA New York Division Group D-34, Investigators from …

The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Council on Foreign Relations - The United States is grappling with one of its worst-ever drug crises. More than six hundred people a week die from opioid-related overdoses, and some experts say the death toll may not peak for years. Meanwhile, millions more Americans suffer from opioid addiction.

The crisis has reached such a scale that, beyond the risks it poses to public health, it is becoming a drag on the economy and a threat to national security. Analysts say the problem started with the overprescription of legal pain medications, like oxycodone, but note that it has intensified in recent …

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