opioid

DEA Conducts Fentanyl Training in Selma-Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Law enforcement officers in the Selma and Dallas County area — undergo Fentanyl training at Wallace Community College Selma. The class is designed to teach officers how to recognize — and handle the deadly synthetic opioid. As well as how to treat a person who may have been exposed to the drug. Fentanyl is highly…

Police Finding Fentanyl in Dallas Co. More Frequently

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The deadly drug Fentanyl is being found in the Selma-Dallas County area more frequently over the last few weeks. Now local law enforcement is warning the public about the dangers associated with the synthetic opioid. “We’re starting to see more and more of it,” said Sheriff Mike Granthum. “We’re not seeing pure Fentanyl like a…

Project to Address Opioids in 4 Alabama Counties

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – A new program is being developed to address the opioid problem in parts of west Alabama. A statement from the University of Alabama says a team of researchers and others has gotten a $200,000 federal planning grant for a tele-health network to help fight opioid addiction and deaths. The group will work in Franklin, Marion, Walker…

Official Says Prince Died of Opioid Overdose

A law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show Prince died of an opioid overdose. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate. The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Investigators have been reviewing whether Prince died of an…

Butler County Authorities Looking for Kratom

A tropical Asian plant has made its way to Alabama – and onto a list of banned substances. It is called Kratom, and Alabama is the latest of six states to ban the substance. State legislature has placed Kratom in the same drug class as heroin. Products containing Kratom were¬†once commonly sold in gas stations and could be found online….