Drug Trafficking Indictment Highlights Developing Fentanyl Threat In Central Valley Region, U.S. Attorney Says
"It is only going to get worse," said U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott of the Eastern District of California.
Why Big Bust In Turlock Shows How Fentanyl Could Be Central Valley's New Scourge
At a news conference in Modesto, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott of the Eastern District of California announced the indictment of two men charged with distributing fentanyl as part of a drug trafficking network stretching across counties in Northern California. (Carlson, 4/5)
In other opioid news —
Orange County’s Only Needle Exchange Program Seeks To Go Mobile
Advocates say it may have even forced some intravenous drug users to share them or use dirty ones, increasing the likelihood of blood-borne illnesses like HIV and hepatitis. In its two years of operation, OCNEP gave out about 2 million clean needles and provided safe disposal for used syringes. (Wiley, 4/5)