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”

King County Sheriff: Warning – high school students died from fentanyl overdoses.

See the Video HERE of Ballard student who died, his parents and doctor speaking.. King County Sheriff issuing public safety warning after two Sammamish high school students died from fentanyl overdoses. Here she shows an example of the counterfeit pills they’re finding on the street. Fentanyl is extremely dangerous and potentially deadly. Ballard HS studentContinue reading “King County Sheriff: Warning – high school students died from fentanyl overdoses.”

Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders

If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Cataldo Ambulance medics and other first responders revive a 32-year-old man who was found unresponsive and not breathing after an opioid overdose on a sidewalk in the Boston suburb of Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder The recent increase in overdoseContinue reading “Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders”

BEWARE: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in Wash., health officials say

Photo from Public Health Seattle & King County shows pills containing fentanyl that were sold on the streets of Seattle. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of people who died from an overdose of illicit fentanyl increased nearly 70 percent this year over last in Washington state, health officials said Wednesday. NARCAN SPRAY Read more HERE

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”

Officer Performs CPR on Man Overdosing, Saves Life

Officer Performs CPR on Man Overdosing, Saves Life Written by Detective Mark Jamieson on April 20, 2017 11:24 am Just before 2:00 am Thursday morning officers responded to a report of a man overdosing in an abandoned house in the 1000 block of E. Republican Street. Officer Do located a woman inside the house, callingContinue reading “Officer Performs CPR on Man Overdosing, Saves Life”

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”

Seattle braces for drug 50 times more potent than heroin

From: Komonews.com By Molly Shen Friday, April 8th 2016 Caleb Banta-Green tracks drug use through UW’s School of Public Health. He encourages users to have the antidote naloxone on hand, to buy time in an overdose. “Fentanyl is extremely potent,” said DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Doug James. “It takes microgram quantities to getContinue reading “Seattle braces for drug 50 times more potent than heroin”