Opioid Overdose Deaths In U.S. Soar To 100,000 In A Year; Crisis Felt In Neighborhoods Across Bay AreaAn estimated 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdose in one calendar year, a never-before-seen milestone that's causing new alarm over the nation's addiction crisis.
Sonoma County Deputies Arrest 2, Seize 40,000 Pills Of Suspected FentanylTwo people were arrested in Sonoma County over the weekend on multiple drug charges after deputies said they seized tens of thousands of suspected fentanyl pills.
Feds, Police Charge 18 People With Drug Trafficking In San Francisco Tenderloin District Following Joint OperationFederal prosecutors and local law enforcement have charged 18 people with trafficking fentanyl and other narcotics in San Francisco's Tenderloin District, fueling the gun violence in the area and accidental drug overdose deaths, authorities announced Tuesday.
Hayward Police Warn Of Fentanyl That Looks Like ‘Chewed-Up Gum’The Hayward Police warned residents Thursday that officers recently discovered a form of the deadly synthetic opioid Fentanyl that looks like bubble gum.
Grieving Father Issues Plea After Pill Laced With Fentanyl Kills Concord High School TeenA Bay Area father is making a plea to other parents after a counterfeit pill laced with fentanyl destroyed his family.
UPDATE: DEA Issues Safety Alert As San Francisco Fentanyl Seizures Soar With federal fentanyl seizures soaring over 155% so far this year in San Francisco, the Drug Enforcement Administration Monday issued a health warning over the lethal toll overdoses are taking in the Bay Area and across the country.
Concord Police Investigate Death of Teen in Possible Accidental OverdosePolice in Concord on Monday confirmed that the department is investigating the death of a 14-year-old child at their home after the ingestion of a pill over the weekend.
Fentanyl Laced Meth Claims 7 Homeless Lives In Santa Clara County; 'Delta Is Not The Only Deadly Variant'Seven homeless Santa Clara County residents have suffered fatal overdoses from methamphetamine containing fentanyl over the last three weeks, officials announced Friday.
San Bruno Police Seize 65,000 Fentanyl Doses, Woman ArrestedPolice in San Bruno seized what they described as a "large amount" of fentanyl and arrested a woman from far Northern California in connection with the case.
UPDATE: Massive San Francisco Police Drug Bust in Oakland Nets Over 16 Pounds of FentanylA drug bust conducted by San Francisco narcotics officers in Oakland last week netted nearly 30 pounds of drugs including over 16 pounds of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to new details released by authorities Tuesday.
Petaluma Police Arrest Two Suspects With Large Quantities of FentanylPolice in Petaluma have confirmed the recent arrest of two suspects who were both allegedly in possession of enough fentanyl to create thousands of potential doses.