Newsletter - In The News - Corpus Christi Drugs The News - Corpus Christi Drugsen-us2021-01-26T02:28:24.693643-06:00Not My Kid - Everything you need to know about underage drinking The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=2311/7/2021 11:01:21 AMThe goal of this toolkit is to educate and inform parents, guardians, and adults about the dangers and implications of underage drinking; provide a guide that includes recommendations and resources to strengthen and encourage open conversation with youth about alcohol use; and promote a best practices approach to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and young adults.&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri;"><a href="" style="text-decoration-line: underline;" id="" name=""><font color="#0080ff">&nbsp;&lt;Click Here to Download the Tool-Kit&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></a></span>Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19 The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=24012/17/2020 12:00:00 AMOver 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <a href="">&lt;Read More&gt;</a>They thought they were buying heroin The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1947/22/2019 11:46:54 AM<div style=""><font face="times">The U.S. opioid crisis has evolved into a fentanyl crisis.Medical Industry Profits off Opioid Crisis The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1836/12/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">The opioid crisis has ravaged through the U.S., taking hundreds of thousands of lives and costing the country an estimated $37 billion. Nearly 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose between 1999 and 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the number of overdose deaths tied to opioids was six times higher in 2017 than it was eight years prior.Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1723/11/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">Kratom is often marketed by its fans as being &#8220;safe&#8221; because it is plant based.&nbsp; People use it to treat pain, anxiety and depression.Opioid epidemic is a uniquely American problem The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1531/30/2019 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><font face="times">Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself.Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbers The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1471/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<div>Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade report past-year vaping, raising concerns about the impact on brain health and potential for addiction.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div>High Means DUI The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=1192/7/2018 12:00:00 AM<div>-Driver high on marijuana to receive 6 years prison when he killed cyclist.</div><div>-Marijuana related fatal car accidents surge in Washington State after legalization.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="">&lt;&lt;See More&gt;&gt;</a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=814/19/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">On October 26, 2015, CDC issued HAN 384 (<a href=""></a>) that alerted (1) public health departments, health care professionals, first responders, and medical examiners and coroners of the increase in fentanyl-related unintentional overdose fatalities in multiple states primarily driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) (i.e., non-pharmaceutical fentanyl); (2) provided recommendations for improving detection of fentanyl-related overdose outbreaks; and (3) encouraged states to expand access to naloxone and training for administering naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths.<br><br><br><a href="">See More&gt;&gt;</a></font>Corpus Christi Police bust drug operation The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=7710/24/2016 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">A major drug sales operation was broken up with five arrests and the seizure of more than a dozen weapons and various drugs from an apartment on the city's Southside, Corpus Christi police said.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">"The large amount of seized drugs, cash and weaponry suggests this was a large scale supplier of synthetic cannabis and other narcotics within Corpus Christi," police said in a news release.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">Investigators collected more than 18 pounds of synthetic cannabinoid &#8212; a chemical found in marijuana &#8212; and two ounces of marijuana. They also collected five ounces of methamphetamine and more than half an ounce of various types of cocaine from the apartment in the 3800 block of Caravelle Parkway, near Carroll High School.Jury Convicts Mesquite Man of Trafficking in Marijuana The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=403/29/2016 12:00:00 AMMAR 29 (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) - A federal jury in Corpus Christi has returned guilty verdicts against Edilberto Maso Diaz, 55, of Mesquite, on all counts as charged in a marijuana conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division.Fugitive Felon Sent to Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Possession The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=413/11/2016 12:00:00 AMMAR 11 (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) - A previously convicted felon has been ordered to serve 10 years in federal prison following his convictions for illegally possessing a firearm and methamphetamine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division and U.S.Four Convicted in Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracy The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=421/7/2016 12:00:00 AMJAN 07 (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) - One man and three women, all of South Texas, entered guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to commit money laundering, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division and U.S.South Texas Man Sentenced for Trafficking 20 Kilos of Pure Meth The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=4312/15/2015 12:00:00 AMDEC 15 (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) - A 40-year-old Brownsville man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division and U.S.Local Man Gets 10 Years for Synthetic Narcotics Trafficking The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=4412/7/2015 12:00:00 AMDEC 07 (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) - A 28-year-old resident of Corpus Christi had been ordered to federal prison following his convictions of possessing with the intent to distribute a synthetic cannabinoid and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division and U.S.Police seize 15 pounds of synthetic drugs The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=3510/8/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>Two were arrested Thursday, and one person is at-large after Corpus Christi narcotics officers seized more than 15 pounds of synthetic cannabanoids from their apartment.</p><p>The Narcotics and Vice Division arrived about noon Thursday in the 3500 block of Cottonwood Street to execute a search warrant on an apartment.Drugs found in raid on Booty Street The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=3410/1/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>Two people are in jail after a drug bust on Booty Street near Six Points in Corpus Christi. Among the drugs found was synthetic marijuana, which remains an epidemic in that area of town.How a mysterious synthetic drug is making heroin even more deadly The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=309/30/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>Each tiny heroin bag was hand-stamped &#8220;Breaking Bad.&#8221; The name, a nod to the TV show about a teacher turned meth cook, was a colorful marketing ploy. And customers asked for it specifically."Stop Drugs Corpus Christi" website launched by local, state, federal agencies The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=289/24/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>Law enforcement is targeting illegal drug activity in our area through a new website. </p><p>The website is Texans Seeking Treatment for Meth Abuse The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=77/26/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>WASHINGTON &#8212; A growing number of Texans are seeking treatment for methamphetamine addiction, reversing a downward trend in abuse in the state since a 2006 federal law banned over-the-counter sales of medicine containing the synthetic drug pseudoephedrine.&nbsp; </p><p>Last year 6,219 Texans sought substance abuse treatment for methamphetamine and amphetamine addiction, up 590 from the previous year, according to the Treatment Episode Survey data from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.Increase in Reported Adverse Health Effects Related to Synthetic Cannabinoid Use The News - Corpus Christi Drugs&newsletterid=186/12/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>On April 6, 2015, CDC received notification of an increase in telephone calls to U.S. poison centers related to synthetic cannabinoid use.