Holmes County ranks high in oxycodone deaths – WJHG-TV

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A recent report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement places Holmes County near the top when it comes to oxycodone deaths per capita.

There were four overdose cases in 2016. Three of those deaths were caused by oxycodone.

“It’s harder to catch because if you catch somebody with an excessive amount (more…)

Dr. Rand sentenced on manslaughter and drug charges – KOLO

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – NOVEMBER 20 UPDATE: A Reno physician has been sentenced to eight years for involuntary manslaughter and ten years for distribution for a controlled substance. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Mugshots courtesy Washoe County jail

Dr. Robert Rand received the news November 20, 2017 in the sentencing portion of his trial, which lasted all day in federal court in (more…)

AG Schneiderman warns of fentanyl-laced pills disguised as oxycodone – wivb.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A potentially lethal new drug has shown up in western New York, and on Thursday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a warning about it.

Investigators with Schneiderman’s Organized Crime Task Force were able to intercept a package containing 500 blue pills that looked like oxycodone.

It turned out that they weren’t oxycodone, but instead, they were laced with fentanyl.

That was (more…)