Fentanyl

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Bill Grady
August 29, 2019 - 7:47 am
Manhattan, KS - Indictments this week in a massive Kansas drug trafficking case may be a wake up call, federal prosecutors say. More than 50 people are named in indictments that were handed down in Operation Chicago Connection , which involved regular trips to Chicago to pick up illegal drugs,...
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Marc LaVoie
May 08, 2019 - 4:32 am
A DEA investigation led to the massive seizure of 1,500 fentanyl pills that are disguised as oxycodone. Court records show agents made several arrests and confiscated guns. Fentanyl is well-known to be a very dangerous drug because of its extreme potency. The fact that the pills are made to look...
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AP News Staff
February 21, 2019 - 7:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Possessing and dealing fentanyl and date-rape drugs would be a felony under a bill pending in the Missouri House. House members gave the measure first-round approval in a voice vote Wednesday. Republican Rep. Nick Schroer's bill would make it a felony to traffic fentanyl...
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March 29, 2018 - 2:40 pm
Kansas City, MO - A Kansas City Fire Department paramedic has been indicted for allegedly stealing fentanyl and morphine from ambulances and replacing the fentanyl with other substances. Michael Fostich, 36, was a paramedic with KCFD between August 2014 to Dec. 11, 2016. He is charged in federal...
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Michael Ronnebaum
October 24, 2017 - 5:53 am
A report out of Tennessee shows drug dealers are starting to cut cocaine with fentanyl, a potent opioid that is linked to overdose deaths across the country. Dealers have used fentanyl to cut heroin and other opioids for years, but finding it in cocaine is considered a game-changer. Fentanyl is a...
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August 23, 2017 - 7:04 am
Johnson County prosecutors know they have a difficult task ahead of them as they prepare a case against a man for allegedly selling a drug that led to a fatal overdose. The prosecution is the first of its kind in Kansas. Michael Bickley is charged with distribution of drugs resulting in death...
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July 20, 2017 - 5:50 am
The FBI has seized patient records from an Overland Park pain doctor in connection with a federal case involving an opiate manufacturer. Dr. Steven Simon has ties to Insys Therapeutics, which makes a spray form of fentanyl, a strong narcotic. The drug is administered in the nose or by mouth. The...
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