• DEA Warns Public About Increased Availability Of Counterfeit Pills

    According to the DEA, laboratory testing showed a “dramatic rise” in the number of counterfeit pills containing at least two milligrams of fentanyl, which is considered a lethal dose. A deadly dose of fentanyl is small enough to fit on the tip of a pencil. The lab testing further revealed that about 40% of the pills with fentanyl contain a potentially lethal dose.

  • Man Accused of Attempting to Kidnap Boy in Palm Springs Dies

    A 31-year-old man accused of trying to kidnap an 8-year- old boy, whose father came to his son’s rescue at a Palm Springs hotel, died due to a fentanyl overdose, authorities said Tuesday. Joseph Ryan Harvey of Bermuda Dunes was pronounced dead at about 6:45 a.m. on May 24 somewhere in Bermuda Dunes, according to […]

  • Instead of arresting a woman, this police officer got her help

    Officer Christopher Samya was getting ready to go home at the end his night shift when a call came over his radio. The 20-year police veteran responded and quickly headed to a nearby gas station where he discovered a disoriented woman, clearly at rock bottom. Samya, who has worked the night shift for more than […]

  • Deputies Save Man Who Overdosed in Coachella

    On Friday, Coachella deputies responded to the dirt field adjacent to 85359 Vista Del Norte, city of Coachella, reference the report of an unresponsive male who was barely breathing and possibly overdosing. Deputies arrived on scene and after assessing the male, they administered the Department approved Naloxone spray, intranasally.  The subject regained consciousness and was […]

  • After Daughter’s Fatal Overdose, Ex-DEA Officer Turns Focus to Treatment

    Kevin Simmers spent 30 years fighting the war on drugs, targeting users and dealers in Maryland. But when the opioid crisis hit closer to home, the former narcotics officer changed his perspective on addiction and began waging a different war on the drug problem. Simmers said he was inspired by President Ronald Reagan’s call for […]

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