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California Police Concerned About Marijuana Deliveries from Nearby Cities

October 8, 2018
Proposition 64 bars the state from issuing a license to pot shops that have not been given city approval to operate. But city council members throughout the state say that authority is undermined if deliveries are legal statewide.

California Governor Vetoes "Safe Injection Zones" Legislation

October 2, 2018
California Governor Jerry Brown rejected a proposed plan to allow safe injection facilities for consumption of illicit drugs in San Francisco. Brown said that he was concerned about exposing local officials and health care professionals to potential federal criminal charges.

3 Injured When DEA Airplane Made Emergency Landing on Texas Street

September 20, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed that an airplane piloted by DEA employees taking part in a training exercise experienced some unspecified problems in the air and the employees were forced to set the plane down in a residential neighborhood in Texas.

Texas Task Force Arrest Man, Seize $33K in Illegal Drugs in Raid

September 12, 2018
Deputies with the Fort Bend County (TX) Sheriff’s Office confiscated 6.5 pounds of marijuana, 198 THC vapes, Xanax, and more than $7,000 cash in a raid on Friday.

Why "Safe Injection Sites" are the Wrong Answer to the Opioid Question

September 7, 2018
Drug addicts need treatment, not assistance in furthering their addiction. The government and the private sector should be helping addicts shake their addiction — not giving them a "safe place" to continue destroying themselves.

NYPD No Longer Arresting Most Pot Smokers

September 4, 2018
There are still cases where officers would arrest pot smokers, such as those with an outstanding warrant, people on parole or probation, those with a history of violence or who are deemed a public threat.

San Francisco POA Opposes Proposed "Safe Injection Sites" for Drug Users

August 31, 2018
Rick Andreotti, vice president of the San Francisco Police Officer's Association, told KRON News that while he's happy the city is concerned for people's well-being, he doesn't think this is the right way to stop the drug epidemic.

Drug Detection and Officer Protection

August 31, 2018

Police need tools to identify unknown substances and to keep those materials from harming them.

Video: DOJ Announces New Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

August 30, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.

Texas Police Seize 600+ Pounds of Meth in Weekend Raid

August 30, 2018
Chief Michael Dozier of the Electra (TX) Police Department said that the department initiated a raid on a suspected methamphetamine lab in a home on Friday night, seizing more than 300,000 grams of the drug.

DOJ, DEA Propose Significant Reduction in Manufacturing of Opioids in 2019

August 28, 2018
"The opioid epidemic that we are facing today is the worst drug crisis in American history," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement.

New Hampshire Officers Post Funny Sign at Site of Marijuana Seizure

August 27, 2018
Officers with the Marlborough (NH) Police Department left a sign with a message for the grower of 25 illegal marijuana plants. "Sorry about your luck. Plants may be claimed, in person, at the Marlborough Police Department. Please bring your photo ID."

Thermal Goes on Patrol in East Chicago, Indiana

August 20, 2018

Law enforcement officers experience the benefits of compact thermal imaging.

Connecticut Police Make Arrest in Connection With Mass Overdose Case

August 16, 2018
More than three dozen individuals appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green in Connecticut on Wednesday.

Oregon Deputy Uses Naloxone to Save K-9 from Accidental Overdose

August 9, 2018
A deputy with the Clackamas County (OR) Sheriff's Office was with his K-9 partner Abbie on Tuesday when the dog was exposed to heroin in a container.

Ohio Police Chief Overdosed on Fentanyl Allegedly Taken from Evidence

August 2, 2018
The Chief of Police for the Kirkersville (OH) Police Department who was found dead in his home on May 25 reportedly died of acute intoxication by fentanyl, according to a coroner's report.

Indiana Police Arrest 45 Suspects in Meth Roundup Operation

August 1, 2018
Police in Kokomo, IN, announced the arrest of 45 suspects in a massive drug roundup aimed at curbing the spread of methamphetamine in the area.

The Homeless Crisis: Why Service Providers Should Partner with Police

July 27, 2018
We cannot fix the problem of homelessness through enforcement actions alone. Police are the people being called to deal with the issue at a street level, but they are not the people who have the capabilities to address the root causes of chronic homelessness — the two most common being mental health issues and substance abuse.

Legal Weed Putting Some Canadian Police Dogs Out of Work

July 25, 2018
"Our interdiction dogs are often used to form grounds to continue searching or to arrest people," said Staff Sgt. Gary Creed, a senior trainer with the RCMP's police dog service in Innisfail, Alberta., where all of the national police force's dogs are trained. If they are trained to sniff marijuana, some of their evidence would not be admissible in court, he said.

Massachusetts Police Seize Guns, Drugs, Cash in 4 Simultaneous Raids

July 20, 2018
The raids were conducted by troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and C3 community policing unit, as well as officers from the FBI Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration and Holyoke police.
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