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For Third Straight Year, Police Suicides Outnumber Line-Of-Duty Deaths

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/for-third-straight-year-police-suicides-outnumber-line-of-duty-deaths_us_5c2d110de4b05c88b70542fa
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Wall Street Journal: Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think

https://www.wsj.com/articles/marijuana-is-more-dangerous-than-you-think-11546527075

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Small Bremerton drug bust leads to massive interstate takedown this week

http://mynorthwest.com/1211206/major-drug-bust-bremerton-mexico/
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Updates on fentanyl in Washington State

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The Washington State Department of Health has shared a press release detailing an increase in deaths from fentanyl, a potent opioid, as well as tips for how people who use opioids can stay safe.

There was also a recent large DEA bust across five Washington counties that seized counterfeit pressed pills containing fentanyl, “Fentanyl drug sales linked to 5 Wash. counties; 30 people arrested”

On stopoverdose.org we have posted resources on fentanyl and safety for law enforcement, including a training video "Fentanyl: The Real Deal" and "Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders."

 

In addition, we also have a "Guide to Fentanyl Surveillance for WA State Syringe Service Programs."

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Huge rise in overdose deaths, in Washington state and the nation, from fentanyl, which can kill even in tiny doses

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/overdose-deaths-from-powerful-narcotic-fentanyl-on-the-rise-in-washington/
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National Addiction Expert Warns There's a Bigger Threat Looming Than Opioids

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-addiction-expert-warns-theres-a-bigger-threat-looming-than-opioids-300759181.html
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2017 Overdose Death Report

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/examiner/~/media/depts/health/medical-examiner/documents/2017-overdose-death-report.ashx
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Opioid epidemic affecting half of Washington’s child care cases

http://mynorthwest.com/1143162/opioid-epidemic-washington-child-dependency/
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80 Arrested, 95 Pounds of Meth and 75 Guns Seized in Washington Drug Bust

https://wnep.com/2018/06/07/80-arrested-95-pounds-of-meth-and-75-guns-seized-in-washington-drug-bust/
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Despite Legalization, Marijuana Black Market Hides In Plain Sight

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/16/610579599/despite-legalization-marijuana-black-market-hides-in-plain-sight
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Washington state authorities seize 50 pounds of meth

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/washington-state-authorities-seize-50-pounds-of-meth/
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