Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.  Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, … Continue reading Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC

According to the DEA, Mexico produced some 111 metric tons of heroin in 2017 — 90 percent of which ended up in the US. And the Big ­Apple is feeling it. In New York City, during 2017, there were 771 fatal overdoses attributed to the drug, up from 561 two years earlier. Nationally in 2017, … Continue reading Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC

Mexico’s killer meth is sweeping through America — and ruining lives even more than before!

Bart Strickler drank his first beer at 9, smoked his first joint at 10. By the time he was in middle school he’d already done acid, cocaine, LSD, Quaaludes and anything else he could get his hands on. “I shouldn’t be here,” he says numbly. He takes a deep breath as the past flutters across … Continue reading Mexico’s killer meth is sweeping through America — and ruining lives even more than before!

Fentanyl deaths from ‘Mexican Oxy’ pills hit Arizona hard

Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest — a profitable new business for drug gangs that has pushed the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. … Continue reading Fentanyl deaths from ‘Mexican Oxy’ pills hit Arizona hard