Newsletter - New Trends and Emerging Threats - Corpus Christihttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Corpus Christien-us2019-09-16T02:08:52.5577256-05:00Fentanyl Completely Integrated into Black Markethttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Corpus Christi&newsletterid=2368/15/2019 12:00:00 AM<font face="times">&#8220;Fentanyl is just so completely integrated into our black market drug supply now,&#8221; Brennan told Yahoo Finance. &#8220;We see fentanyl being sold on the street by itself combined with some dilutants.Counterfeit "Oxys" Containing Dangerous Fentanylhttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Corpus Christi&newsletterid=1588/16/2018 8:18:20 AM<font face="times">Police in Gulfport Mississippi have issued a warning to the public (May 7, 2018) about counterfeit Oxycodone tablets that look like regular &#8220;oxys&#8221; but are actually made of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl. Analysis in a DEA lab revealed the pills contained no oxycodone at all.Short Answers to Hard Questions About the Opiod Crisishttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Corpus Christi&newsletterid=1322/5/2018 12:00:00 AM<div style=""><span style="font-family: times;">With the death toll from drugs rising faster than ever, you might feel that you could use a little catching up. For a quick refresher, and more on the practical effects of a formal declaration of an emergency, here are answers to 12 critical questions.</span></div><div style=""><span style="font-family: times;"><br></span></div><div style=""><span style="font-family: times;"><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/03/upshot/opioid-drug-overdose-epidemic.html">&lt;&lt;More&gt;&gt;</a></span></div>'America's deadliest drug' found on streets of Houstonhttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Corpus Christi&newsletterid=1106/27/2017 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">What has been dubbed "America's deadliest drug" has been found on the streets of Houston, according to city leaders.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">Officials said Tuesday that officers recently found 80 grams of a substance that they thought was methamphetamine and sent it to a lab for testing. Those tests revealed that the substance that was found was actually a powerful opioid called carfentanil.Shatter/Marijuana Waxhttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Corpus Christi&newsletterid=724/14/2016 12:00:00 AMMarijuana wax resembles honey or butter and goes by the street names: shatter, dabs, budder, and honey oil.&nbsp; The wax is a highly potent THC concentrate that is 10 to 20 times more potent than typical marijuana.Synthetic Cannabinoids Todayhttps://stopdrugscorpuschristi.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=New Trends and Emerging Threats - Corpus Christi&newsletterid=229/11/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>Synthetic cannabinoids are known to the general public by names such as &#8220;synthetic marijuana,&#8221; &#8220;fake pot,&#8221; and &#8220;fake weed.&#8221; This misnomer implies that synthetic cannabinoids are similar to marijuana, but nothing could be further from the truth. Although the green, leafy organic material containing synthetic cannabinoid chemicals may look similar to marijuana, this is where the likeness distinctly ends.