JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Three Jackson County inmates have been charged for distributing fentanyl in jail. Last week, we told you about two apparent overdoses within Jackson County Jail. Now, court documents reveal that Sylvia Hutchinson-Hernandez, Jennifer Wilkes, and Sheena Cortez ...

COOS BAY, Ore. – The Coos Bay Police Department shared that it responded to three drug overdoses in a single afternoon. Police said on Monday, fentanyl caused three overdoses, with one proving to be fatal. The department is reminding the ...

Author: David Molko (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Kerry Cohen struggles with the loss of her teenage son, Griffin Hoffmann, nearly every moment of every day. His humor, she says. His energy. His hugs. “I miss every last thing about him,” ...

Author: Megan Johnson, Ashley Koch PORTLAND, Ore. — Over the past decade, the use of fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid, has increased dramatically. In 2021, 66% of all overdose deaths were related to fentanyl, according to the CDC. On ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Millennium Health, a drug testing laboratory, is sharing some startling figures about fentanyl use in Oregon. The company’s latest analysis of urine drug test results found that Oregon has seen a 58% increase in fentanyl positivity. Across ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —According to public health, fentanyl is influencing the number of overdoses in Jackson County. Jackson County Public Health says it saw the increase happen last year and has continued steadily into this year. Historically, the county saw ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —Medford Police says it’s responding to one fentanyl overdose, each day on average. More than once a week is fatal. MPD has been telling us that fentanyl use has been exploding in recently. Lieutenant Mike Budreau says that ...

Author: Katherine Cook (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Fentanyl test strips are designed to detect the cheap, powerful synthetic opioid that’s increasingly become a fatal problem. It was recently linked to the deaths of two Portland high school students and ...

Author: Galen Ettlin (KGW) OREGON, USA (KGW) — After two teens died in Multnomah County from suspected overdoses on fentanyl pills, local doctors and parents are raising awareness about the growing risk in Oregon. “Just having these conversations in our ...

Author: Maggie Vespa (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Days after Portland police said two teens died of suspected fentanyl overdoses, the Oregon Poison Center issued a public health warning about counterfeit opioid pills. Investigators believe the two Portland Public Schools ...

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