Major marijuana busts in northwestern MN keep patrol busy

The Minnesota State Patrol says troopers have confiscated hundreds of pounds of marijuana in the past few weeks, discovering the drugs following traffic stops. Interstate 94 is a gateway between Minnesota and the great west for those seeking wide open spaces. It also appears to be a popular conduit for those seeking to traffic drugs. […]

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Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere.

PORTLAND, Ore. — They huddled against the biting wind, pacing from one corner to another hoping to score heroin or pills. But a different drug was far more likely to be on offer outside the train station downtown, where homeless drug users live in tents pitched on the sidewalk. “Everybody has meth around here — […]

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OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. The drugmaker said it will inform doctors on Monday that its sales representatives will no longer visit physician offices to […]

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Back-to-back seizures in Lakeville turn up candy-like ‘gummies’ laced with THC

“We have seen a dramatic increase in extremely potent edibles and marijuana being brought into our state. Gummy worms and other edibles are aimed at our youth to get them addicted.” – Brian Marquart, Statewide Gang and Drug Coordinator of Minnesota. Thousands of candy-like gummies laced with THC are showing up in Minnesota and bringing […]

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Walmart offers free opioid disposal product in effort to fight painkiller-abuse epidemic

Walmart will offer a drug disposal product — for free — to pharmacy customers as part of an effort to combat the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic, the retail giant said Wednesday. The product, a powder called DisposeRX, is meant to be used by customers who no longer need their prescription painkillers or are concerned that someone else […]

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