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Protecting Police Dogs From Fentanyl

May 14, 2018
Fentanyl is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin—so deadly that just a few inhaled grains can cause an overdose. (A few human police officers have been hospitalized after accidentally inhaling puffs of the substance.) That can be a problem when sniffing is a police dog’s primary mode of detective work.

Halyard Health Introduces Fentanyl-Resistant Gloves for First Responders

May 1, 2018
Black-Fire powder-free nitrile exam gloves safeguard against exposure and are tested according to the ASTM D6978 guidelines and found to resist permeation of fentanyl for up to 240 minutes.

Trump Wants Federal Death Penalty for Some Opioid Dealers

March 16, 2018
In addition to a federal death penalty for some drug dealers, the White House plan also calls for making it easier to invoke the mandatory minimum sentence for drug traffickers who knowingly distribute illegal opioids that can be lethal, like fentanyl.

MX908 Responds to the Fentanyl Crisis with New Drug Hunter Mode

March 1, 2018
MX908TM leverages high-pressure mass spectrometry TM to deliver dramatically enhanced sensitivity and broader threat category coverage.

908 Devices Launches Drug Hunter Mission Mode to Combat Fentanyl and High Priority Drugs

January 19, 2018
A new software update for 908 Devices' MX908 helps first responders identify different substances with three new modes: Drug Hunter, Chemical Warfare Hunter, and Explosive Hunter

Despite Trump’s Efforts, China’s Online Fentanyl Dealers Still in Business

November 13, 2017
Buying opioids from China, despite legal prohibitions, remains as easy as providing money and a shipping address. A drug bazaar thrives on Chinese websites, providing one-stop shopping for users around the world.

DEA Announces Emergency Measure to Fight Fentanyl Variants

November 13, 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will begin using emergency measures to categorize new fentanyl-like drugs as controlled substances, an effort to keep up with the rapidly evolving permutations of the powerful opioid drug.

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis "Public Health Emergency"

October 27, 2017
President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday. What effect this will have on law enforcement struggling with the opioid problem is unclear, as the president stopped short of a national emergency declaration that would have freed up more federal money.

More Police in Canada Bringing Fentanyl Manslaughter Charges

October 11, 2017
Several forces and prosecutors across Canada are now laying manslaughter charges against those who allegedly supplied fentanyl to people who overdosed and died.

8 NYPD Officers Sickened by Toxic Fumes at Suspected Drug Lab

September 1, 2017
Eight New York Police Department officers were taken to the hospital early Friday after entering an alleged drug lab in Queens and inhaling fumes believed to have been from a highly toxic synthetic opioid.

New York Father and Son Charged with Selling Fentanyl on Dark Web

August 23, 2017
A father and son from Staten Island, NY, were facing charges Wednesday for allegedly running a drug operation on the “dark web.”

3 Washington Officers Sickened by Drug Fumes During Warrant Arrest, Fentanyl Suspected

August 17, 2017
Three Arlington, WA, police officers were taken to an area hospital Monday after a reaction to second-hand heroin smoke exposure. Authorities suspect fentanyl was involved.

Canadian Corrections Officers Overdose on Fentanyl After Cell Search

August 9, 2017
Several prison guards in Alberta have been hospitalized after accidental exposure to fentanyl during searches, and their union is concerned the next incident could be fatal.

Video: 18 PA Tactical Officers Rushed to Hospital After Substance Exposure During Raid

August 9, 2017
SWAT team members were exposed to an unknown airborne chemical substance. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the chemical substance was possibly fentanyl.

18 PA Tactical Officers Rushed to Hospital After Substance Exposure During Raid

August 9, 2017
SWAT team members were exposed to an unknown airborne chemical substance. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the chemical substance was possibly fentanyl. More Here.

MD K-9 Handlers Carrying Narcan to Save Drug Dogs from Fentanyl Exposure

July 18, 2017
Throughout Maryland, police departments have been training officers in their K-9 units on how to administer an opioid overdose reversal drug to their dogs in the event that they accidentally come in contact with these substances while sniffing for narcotics.

Police Fentanyl Overdose Risk Exaggerated, Experts Say

July 4, 2017
Experts agree that the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl and its even deadlier relatives pose potential hazards to police who come in contact with the drugs. But there is also concern that the risks are being overblown.

Charlotte Police Announce New Training for Officers Amid Wave of Overdoses

June 15, 2017
A sergeant who works with Crime Scene Investigations said she has trained 200 officers to properly deal with possible fentanyl cases, and said her department is actively trying to prepare officers.

Feds Search Dark Web for Fentanyl Sellers

June 14, 2017
The arrest of an Ohio couple on drug smuggling charges last week illustrated the investigative methods federal agents are using to track down and build cases against people who sell deadly drugs like fentanyl on the dark web.

Officers Warned About Handling Suspected Narcotics with Latex Gloves

June 12, 2017
An Ohio county coroner's office is sending a warning to local law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel: Throw away your latex gloves.
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