Tag: drugs

Over $1 million worth of meth and cocaine seized in Brownsville and Kingsville

Border Patrol K-9’s lead agents to seize over $6.1 million worth of methamphetamine and cocaine.  Agents with the help of a K-9 team confiscated slightly more than eight pounds of Meth in Brownsville on Nov 14th.  The nine packages of meth, concealed in liquid foam, are said to be worth over $267,000 were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The next day, another K-9, this time in Kingsville, alerted agents to hidden drugs. A trunk held three suitcases containing nearly 185 pounds of cocaine.  The DEA took custody of the vehicle, the United States citizen driver, and 32 bundles...

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Nearly 2.5 million dollars in heroin and marijuana seized at the Pharr International Bridge.

In the first incident, officers inspected a 2014 Kenworth Tractor Trailer hauling a shipment of tomatoes and discovered 90 packages of heroin worth over two million dollars. the second discovery was made inside a 1999 Freightliner trailer where they found 72 packages of marijuana worth over 59 thousand dollars  The third seizure was made after officers found 1,372 packages of marijuana worth over $236,000. All three cases under investigation by Homeland...

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Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others, study finds

Image License Photo: FDA 14 NOV 17 19:19 ET By Nadia Kounang, CNN (CNN) — The first large head-to-head comparison of two opioid addiction medications found that, although they were equally effective in getting people off of high levels of opioids, users had a significantly more difficult time starting a regimen of naltrexone, compared with buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is commonly known by the the brand name Suboxone, and naltrexone is sold under the brand name Vivitrol. The study, published Tuesday in the Lancet, looked at 570 patients with opioid addiction at eight inpatient treatment centers across the country for 24 weeks....

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Kratom has ‘deadly risks,’ FDA warns

Image License Photo: Jessica Mullen / CC BY 2.0 License Link 14 NOV 17 15:42 ET By Nadia Kounang and Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration dealt another blow Tuesday to supporters of kratom, warning about “deadly risks” associated with the botanical supplement often used to treat pain, anxiety and depression. Kratom also has opioid-like effects — at low doses, it acts like a stimulant; at higher doses, it sedates, dulling pain — which has also made it popular as an over-the-counter remedy for opioid withdrawal. “It’s very troubling to the FDA that patients believe...

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