MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Police Department has the first K-9’s trained in detecting fentanyl in the state. These K-9’s are not only the first to detect fentanyl in the state but possibly one of the first programs in the ...

Author: Mike Benner (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Deputies with the Special Investigations Unit of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office seized 92,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop on Sunday. According to the agency, they also seized three pounds of ...

Author: Jamie Parfitt (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — The family of 16-year-old Portland high school student Griffin Hoffmann has filed a lawsuit against the man accused of supplying fentanyl pills that resulted in the teenager’s overdose death early this year. ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —We’ve learned in recent years, how dangerous fentanyl can be. Now, A new study says methamphetamine use, In rural communities, is also a big problem. The 2 are even being combined. AllCare Health says the overdose epidemic in the US ...

  MEDFORD, Ore. ─ Three people have been arrested, after multiple in-custody Jackson County Jail fentanyl overdoses. On the morning of June 20, 2022, The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says two adults in custody appeared to show signs of an ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– Earlier this month, two inmates overdosed on fentanyl at the Jackson County Jail. Fentanyl overdoses have been on the rise across the state. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, overdose deaths in Oregon increased by 41% ...

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 ...

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