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November 2, 2020

Kansas woman ignored overdoses, kept peddling heroin laced with fentanyl

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas woman was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison after a hearing in which prosecutors said she sold heroin laced with fentanyl, while ignoring overdoses among buyers in Leavenworth.

Amber L. Juarez, 37, Leavenworth, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Juarez sold heroin on three separate occasions to a confidential informant. The heroin from two of the three purchases was mixed with fentanyl.

October 30, 2020

DEA New England Field Division sets record collecting over 57 tons of prescription drugs, electronic vaping devices and cartridges during the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

BOSTON – The final tally is in from the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 26, 2020. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Field Division and its partners, over the course of four hours, collected 115,944.24 pounds or over 57 tons of expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs, electronic vaping devices and cartridges at 586 collection sites throughout New England. This is in comparison to the first National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in September 2010, when the division collected 25,810 pounds of unwanted drugs.

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