Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 30

Flakka, Synthetic Drug Behind Increasingly Bizarre Crimes

One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him. Two others tried separately to break into the Fort Lauderdale Police …

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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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Apr 21

Overdoses fell after 2 narcotic painkillers were taken off the market

Patients got fewer narcotic painkillers and overdoses declined after two problem drugs were removed from the market in 2010, a large study of insurance claims reported Monday. The researchers looked at changes in the use of painkillers after manufacturers stopped producing propoxyphene and the original form of OxyContin. Propoxyphene, sold as Darvon, was removed because of concerns about …

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Apr 16

Will Big Tobacco become Big Marijuana?

While federal law makes their entire industry illegal, many marijuana store owners, growers and retailers fear something completely different: Big Tobacco. Today, most legal recreational marijuana operations are small, limited to a single state and barred from ever getting large by regulators who want to keep a close eye on the fast-growing industry. But those …

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Apr 08

Flakka: The New Designer Drug You Need To Know About

A man rushes out of his house in Miami last month, ripping his clothes off in a rage, screaming violently, after smoking a crystal-like drug. Five police officers are required to take him down as he exhibits superhuman strength. He is sweating, paranoid, delusional and hallucinating about seeing objects in front of him. The behavior …

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