Category Archive: DFC in the Local News

Dec 15

Recent Surges in Illegal Substance Use Among South Lake Tahoe Teens

Recent reports from representatives at our local high school have issued warnings of increased use of cocaine use and DXM abuse. DXM is a common ingredient found in many over the counter (OTC) cough medicines. Cocaine is an illegal highly addictive substance that can have serious long lasting detrimental effects on mental health. Cocaine is …

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Jun 10

North Shore Students March in Tahoe City Against Drugs

“Proud to be drug free” — that’s what local students chanted as they marched in Tahoe City this past weekend. Roughly 25 North Tahoe Middle and High school students who pledged to remain drug free marched from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Station on Burton Creek Drive to Commons Beach in Tahoe City Saturday morning. …

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Apr 29

STDFC May Meeting

Hello STDFC Members, The next South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 5th from 3:30pm-5pm at 1100 Lyons Ave South Lake Tahoe, CA   Year 2 for the DFC is flying by fast, and we have already reached the 6 month mark! As October approaches, it’s time to recap our …

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Apr 27

Drug Store Project Makes a Difference

To the community, Thank you to the many agencies, service clubs, public organizations, and volunteers who helped with the 12th annual Drug Store Project event on March 31 at Lake Tahoe Community College. Our 320 sixth-grade students had the assistance of 200 volunteers to send a clear message that they are valued. Teaching our youth …

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Dec 11

Two South Lake Tahoe Businesses Caught Selling to Minors

Employees at two South Lake Tahoe businesses are accused of selling alcohol to minors. Miguel Mancillas working at Alpine Liquors and Daniel Marshall of Chevy’s restaurant were cited Dec. 5 by South Lake Tahoe police officers. They face a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service if convicted and this …

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Sep 12

DEA Announces Final Regulations That Expand Options for Safely Disposing of Prescription Drugs

Unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs can now be safely disposed of in pharmacies and other locations,  thanks to expanded regulations by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced this week. The regulations will take effect on October 9. The DEA’s Final Rule for the Disposal of Controlled substances, which implements the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act …

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Jun 02

Barton keeping focus on pain management – Lake Tahoe News

By Warren Withers Death by drug overdose has tripled from 1990 to 2008. In 2008, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 36,450 people died from a drug overdose and 75 percent of overdoses were prescription drug related. Of the prescription drug-related deaths in 2008, the CDC reports 74 percent were opiate prescription …

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Apr 16

Prescription drug take back set for April 26 – Tahoe Daily Tribune

The South Tahoe Police Department in partnership with the South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a prescription drug take back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Safeway. This is the eighth take back in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their …

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Apr 16

Prescription Drug Take-back day in El Dorado County – Lake Tahoe News

Prescription drug take-back day in El Dorado County PUBLISHED: APRIL 13, 2014 El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and South Lake Tahoe Police Department are hosting prescription drug disposal events on April 26. Expired or unused prescription drugs (excluding sharps and liquids) may be dropped off for free disposal. Remove or cross out name of patient. Locations …

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Mar 27

Prevalence of drugs not going away in Tahoe – Lake Tahoe News

By Kathryn Reed Underage drug use and across-the-board abuse of drugs is nothing new. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of people sounding the alarm that more needs to be done at an earlier age if the cycle is going to broken, or at a minimum the number of users and abusers begins to …

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