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CN ON: Region Looks For Improvement On Needle Disposal

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
The Record, 01 Feb 2018 - WATERLOO REGION - Regional councillors thanked the public health department for its harm reduction efforts, but said more needs to be done to ensure used needles aren't ending up in public spaces. "I do appreciate the efforts of public health," Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig said at a council meeting on Tuesday. "But we still have a problem."
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CN ON: City Examines Injection Site

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00
Sudbury Star, 31 Jan 2018 - Committee to look at report next week Sudbury could become home to a safe injection site. The community services committee will hear next week about the prospect of undertaking a feasibility study for a site, which will cost $150,000 to $200,000. Council is being asked to endorse the report.
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CN ON: Meth Remains Persistent Drug Problem: Police

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:00
The Observer, 22 Jan 2018 - 'Crystal meth … in this city is a much worse problem than opioids' The opioid epidemic that has overtaken Ontario has left its mark on Lambton County, but a more insidious problem - the widespread use of crystal methamphetamine -will have an equal, if not greater effect on crime in the future, according to the head of Sarnia Police Service's Vice Unit.
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CN BC: Guards Warn Students Against Drug Use

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:00
Oliver Chronicle, 17 Jan 2018 - To help the local youth identify and avoid the decisions that can lead to severe drug addiction, members of the Okanagan Correctional Centre were at Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School last week to have a frank discussion with the Grade 5, 6 and 7 students. The conversation was led by assistant deputy warden Keith Pearce and security officer Mitch Fritz, who spoke about their volunteer experiences doing outreach in Vancouver's downtown Eastside. Joining them on their missions are players from the Penticton Vees.
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US CA: L.a. County Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Selling Drugs

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan 2018 - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been charged with operating a large-scale drug trafficking operation in which he boasted that he hired other law enforcement officers to provide security to drug dealers and could assault people for his clients, according to court records. Kenneth Collins, a deputy assigned to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and two other men were arrested by FBI agents Tuesday morning in a sting operation when they arrived to what they thought was a drug deal, according to records unsealed following the arrest.
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CN MB: NDP Calls For Safe Drug Injection Sites

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 13 Jan 2018 - DP Leader Wab Kinew demanded Friday that provincial Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen create safe consumption sites for injection drug users in Winnipeg and other communities in Manitoba. "There are people in our city who are dying," Kinew told reporters.
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CN BC: Search Of Phone Called Into Question

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:00
Penticton Herald, 12 Jan 2018 - The methods Penticton police used to search phones connected to a drug investigation were again called into question on Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court. Jennifer Montgomery, 31, is facing one charge of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of simple possession of heroin and methamphetamine. Her trial began Wednesday. Montgomery's phone was seized by police after a search warrant was executed June 22, 2016, at her Penticton home, where RCMP Const. Chad Jackson testified drugs and paraphernalia associated with drug dealing were found.
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CN BC: Judge Rules Rcmpas Use Of Text Messages Was OK

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:00
Penticton Herald, 11 Jan 2018 - Jennifer Montgomery, 31, was charged with a number of drug offences after Mounties obtained a search warrant for her home Police had every right to use text messages found on a woman's phone to launch a subsequent drug investigation inside the home she had just left, a judge ruled Wednesday in Penticton. The validity of that tactic was challenged in a voir dire at the outset of the B.C. Supreme Court trial for Jennifer Montgomery, 31, who is charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, plus simple possession of heroin and methamphetamine.
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CN ON: Carfentanil Changes The Stakes

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 08:00
The Simcoe Reformer, 21 Dec 2017 - Narcotics back in the day were more a nuisance than anything else. Local police would regularly arrest people for possession of marijuana. Sometimes something more exotic like psychedelic mushrooms would materialize.
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