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Michigan Chief Accused of Stealing Painkillers from Collection Box and Selling Them

Two dozen Hydrocodone pills that went missing from the Hartford Police Department drug collection box were cited as evidence in a search warrant used in the ongoing criminal probe of Tressa Beltran, Hartford Police chief.

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California Officer Uses Narcan to Save Life of Overdose Victim

An officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department saved a life Monday afternoon after discovering a 32-year-old subject not breathing.

Oklahoma Officer Given Narcan After Fentanyl Exposure

An officer with the Bartlesville (OK) Police Department was given a potentially life-saving dose of Narcan after he fell to the floor during processing of evidence that included an amount of fentanyl late last week.

California Police Seize 6,000 Fentanyl Pills at Traffic Stop

Officers with the Long Beach (CA) Police Department conducting a traffic stop over the weekend discovered and seized 6,000 Fentanyl pills.

California Officer Hospitalized for Fentanyl Exposure

An officer with the Los Altos (CA) Police Department was hospitalized after having possibly been exposed to Fentanyl at the agency's headquarters building Monday morning.

Naloxone Nasal Spray Training Device

NarcanKit’s newest product is designed as an accurate training device to instruct opioid overdose rescuers on the proper administration of 4mg Naloxone Nasal Spray.

New York Police Make Large Heroin Seizure During Traffic Stop

The vehicle's occupants—identified as 55-year-old Frank Roman and 23-year-old Erbert Edfrain Rosario—were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Michigan Trooper Self-Administers Narcan After Contacting Powder During Traffic Stop

The trooper from the Tri-City Post was conducting the stop around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31, on Interstate 675 and came into contact with the powder, believed to be a narcotic.

Federal Agents at Mexico Border Make Largest Fentanyl Seizure Ever

Customs officers stationed at the commercial border crossing in Nogales made the largest fentanyl seizure ever recorded at any port of entry after a K-9 alerted others at the post that a haul of illegal narcotics was somewhere inside a vehicle at the checkpoint.

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Looking Back: Barack Obama, AEDs, and AIDS

In past January issues, POLICE covered law enforcement officers’ fears as a Democrat was entering the White House, tools for rendering aid to heart attack victims, and tips for communicable disease protection.

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