What we notice is a surprising bit of compassion for drug users from law enforcement nowadays. This is a departure from the early days of the drug war and so many urban crackheads who died in the gutter with relatively few mourning their loss.
For better or worse, now that overdoses are killing TENS OF THOUSANDS of middle-class suburbanite white people . . . It's progress that more Americans are coming to terms with the complexity of addiction.
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"To explain that fentanyl laced drugs are here.“I’ve never seen anything like it in my 24 years ever,” Detective Michael Nelson said.Nelson’s message to parents is that fentanyl overdoses aren’t happening to bad people — but to anyone — and they’re turning out to be deadly.“I hate to say it, but it’s almost triage that the way we are dealing with it right now,” Nelson said."
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Clay County Sheriff's Office Drug Squad has switched their number one priority from meth to fentanyl. That switch happened as the Kansas City area continues to see an increase of fentanyl overdoses. In the Northland, community members are paying attention to the crisis.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office held another drug education summit Monday to teach people the dangers of fentanyl. Authorities said fentanyl is now the No. 1 cause of overdose deaths in the United States. An amount smaller than a pinhead is enough to kill.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Clay County detectives who investigated another death thought to be the result of fentanyl say they worry it will eventually wipe out a large portion of an entire generation. If proven to be fentanyl, it would be the 16th such death in Clay County since July 2020.
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