BREAKING: An opioid more deadly than fentanyl found on Seattle streets

SEATTLE (KOMO) — Right in the midst of the opioid crisis, another illicit drug has hit the streets of Seattle. Experts say it’s more potent and deadly than other opiods. The DEA says carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. It was first detected in Seattle in March.Continue reading “BREAKING: An opioid more deadly than fentanyl found on Seattle streets”

SPD Officers Use Naloxone, CPR to Revive man

Published on May 23, 2017 Police responded to a report of a man down in the 1500 block of 9th Avenue just before midnight and were quickly flagged down by a woman. The woman pointed officers to a man lying on the sidewalk, and said he had recently used heroin. Officer Jared Levitt and SergeantContinue reading “SPD Officers Use Naloxone, CPR to Revive man”

URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS

The opiate epidemic in King County is growing. The King County Opiate Addiction Task Force has recommended a new comprehensive strategy to fight this crisis, including the opening of two pilot safe consumption spaces. In these facilities, healthcare professionals can prevent overdose deaths, reduce the spread of diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C, and efficientlyContinue reading “URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS”

Councilmember Bagshaw on Opiate Addiction Taskforce Findings

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement following the release of the Opiate Addiction Task Force’s recommendations: “Opiate addiction is a terrible reality, and it’s a problem that we have seen across the nation. Addiction clearly exacerbates the struggle for those seeking to overcome homelessness, which is why I’mContinue reading “Councilmember Bagshaw on Opiate Addiction Taskforce Findings”

BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

By Nadia Kounang and Tony Marco, CNN The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently madeContinue reading “BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets”