Fentanyl so potent it puts VT police at risk of accidental overdose

A drug 40 to 50 times more potent than pure heroin may be the future of the state's opiate problem Enter Article DATE HERE June 14, 2017 Fentanyl, which is about 40 times more potent than pure heroin, has prompted the Vermont State Police to create special labs to protect officers while testing possible drugs. A drug 40 to 50 times more potent...
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New drug kits save police dogs from opioid overdoses

inhaling powerful opioids can be deadly, so officers have a new tool to protect their four-legged partners: naloxone, a drug that has already been used for years to reverse overdoses in humans. June 7, 2017 BOSTON — Police dogs simply follow their noses to sniff out narcotics. But inhaling powerful opioids can be deadly, so officers have a new tool...
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Police alerted to spread of deadly threat of synthetic drug fentanyl

Federal officials issued an urgent warning Tuesday to local police across the country to take added precautions in their contacts with addicts and dealers suspected of carrying the quick acting, deadly drug fentanyl. June 6, 2017 WASHINGTON – Federal officials issued an urgent warning Tuesday to local police across the country to take added precaut...
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Kansas investigator overcome by drug in evidence room

The department says it's unclear what the substance is and that it's being tested. But the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has warned law enforcement agencies about fentanyl, a synthetic opioid said to be 50 times more powerful than heroin. July 13, 2016, WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Wichita, Kansas-area sheriff's investigator was...
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DEA to cops: Fentanyl can kill you too

Police warned nationwide of fentanyl poisoning after two N.J. detectives inhaled a small amount. June 16, 2016 He and his partner were overcome by the effects of the opioid, which is often prescribed to alleviate end-of-life or cancer pain. "I thought that was it. I thought I was dying," the other detective said. "It felt like my body was shutting ...
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