A second New Hampshire man has been charged in connection with the October 2022 death of a 2-year-old boy who was exposed to fentanyl.
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek says she has directed state police to launch new strategies aimed at disrupting the fentanyl supply chain and holding sellers of the illegal and often deadly drug accountable.
Jailhouse writings by a Utah mother accused of killing her husband, then writing a children’s book about death, have led prosecutors to accuse her of trying to tamper with witnesses.
Police say the owners of a New York City day care center where a toddler died and three others were sickened by opioid exposure last week were hiding bags of fentanyl concealed by plywood and tile flooring.
A Northern California coroner’s office says actor Angus Cloud died in July of an accidental overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and other substances.
The Seattle City Council has adopted an ordinance that makes illegal drug use and possession a gross misdemeanor, after rejecting a similar measure earlier this summer.
Washington’s revolving door kept spinning this week as the DEA’s recently departed second-in-command returned for another stint with a consulting firm where he previously advised Purdue Pharma.
A New York City day care operator and a man who rented a room from her are facing federal charges after the death of a 1-year-old exposed to fentanyl inside the day care.
A taped package containing several thousand dollars’ worth of fentanyl was discovered inside the New York City day care center where a 1-year-old child died of an opioid overdose last week.
The owner of a New York City day care center and a tenant living in the building have been arrested after a 1-year-old boy was killed and three others were sickened by apparent exposure to Fentanyl.
New York City police have opened a criminal investigation into the death of a 1-year-old boy at a day care facility in New York City.
Mexico has extradited Ovidio Guzmán López, a son of former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. U.S.
New data shows that the number of prescription opioid pills shipped in the U.S. continued to fall through the late 2010s even as the nation’s overdose crisis deepened.
Officials say a pit bull puppy that California police believe got into its owners’ fentanyl stash was administered the overdose-reversing drug naloxone and is recovering.
A judge sentenced a pair of siblings, the last of more than 30 people who were indicted for an international fentanyl trafficking operation.
The Kroger Co. has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to settle lawsuits over the toll of opioids. The supermarket chain announced the plan on Friday.
A growing number of parents across the U.S. are being criminally charged with murder or manslaughter after their children die from exposure to fentanyl.
A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after her year-old son’s fatal overdose. It led to the discovery of $700,000 worth of fentanyl and other drugs.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed five people to the board of a private foundation that will distribute most of the state’s $1 billion-plus in opioid lawsuit settlements.
The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would shield members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids.
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned three Mexican citizens for alleged involvement in the production and trafficking of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Mexico has closed 23 pharmacies at Caribbean coast resorts, six months after a research report warned that drug stores in Mexico were offering foreigners pills they passed off as Oxycodone, Percocet, and Adderall.
City councilors in West Virginia’s capital city have voted against a proposal from the state’s long-time abortion provider to start a syringe service program in one of the country’s most opioid-devastated areas.
A Maine woman who pleaded guilty in the overdose death of her 1-year-old son has begun serving a sentence of four years in prison for manslaughter.
Staff at Women’s Health Center of West Virginia know what it’s like to provide controversial health services government officials have sought to restrict.
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell is asking members of the City Council who voted against adopting the state’s controlled substance law to consider an amended plan.
A New Mexico man who confessed to five bank robberies last year, including one bank he robbed twice, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas faced a barrage of criticism by House Republicans who, in recent months, have floated impeaching the cabinet official over what they see as his dereliction of duty in securing the southern border.
A 71-year-old man linked to a crew of drug dealers blamed in the death of actor Michael K. Williams has been sentenced to more than two years in prison at a proceeding in which the actor’s nephew urged compassion for the defendant.
Three more men charged in connection with an alleged international fentanyl ring have been sentenced this month to decades in federal prison.