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  • Long Beach man pleads to running Chinese synthetic opioid ring

    By: Admin On: 09-06-2017 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse, Drug trafficking Comment: 0

    In a federal court hearing on August 28, 2017, a 32-year-old man of Long Beach admitted to operating a narcotic ring that imported deadly opioids from China and engaged in bulk distribution activities across the United States. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Central District of California, Gary Resnik has been charged with […]

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  • 2 Long Beach persons among 4 arrested in meth bust

    By: Admin On: 08-10-2017 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse, Drug trafficking Comment: 0

    Responding to a K-9 alert during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Bureau County, Illinois, officers of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) on July 27, 2017, arrested four people on various drug-related charges. The Long Beach police first arrested Mary Brown and Robert Dyas, the vehicle’s driver, both of Long Beach, California. According […]

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  • Police raid in Long Beach leads to 1 arrest, seizure of drugs and firearms

    By: Admin On: 09-27-2016 Category: Drug Abuse, Drug addiction Comment: 0

    An investigation into a burglary case involving stolen firearms in Long Beach, California led to the seizure of drugs and firearms and arrest of a man, suspected of dealing in narcotics and firearms, recently. The Long Beach police officers raided a house in the 1400 block of West 20th Street of the city in August […]

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  • Long Beach city clerk office receives petition to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries

    By: Admin On: 06-16-2016 Category: Drug Abuse, medical marijuana Comment: 0

    The demand to legalize medical marijuana use in the states where it remains banned is growing by the day. In the latest, nearly 35,000 petitions from registered Long Beach voters were submitted to the city clerk’s office recently. The submission will activate the process of verification that could lead to the matter being put on […]

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  • 2 minor leaguers from Long Beach suspended over drug abuse

    By: Admin On: 05-18-2016 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    The use of banned performance-enhancing drugs among sportspersons is nothing new. Two minor league players were suspended in May 2016 over suspected substance abuse. Logan Lombana, a Minnesota Twins pitcher, hailing from Long Beach, has been suspended for 80 games under baseball’s minor league drug program. Lombana had allegedly failed the drug trial and tested […]

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  • Drug abuse and woman specific treatment needs

    By: Admin On: 02-04-2016 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse, Rehab Comment: 0

    Statistically speaking, men are indeed more likely to abuse illicit drugs than women. Yet, this only indicates that perhaps public awareness needs to increase on the issue of females using controlled substances. On the other hand, women are more likely to receive prescription medications from a doctor and some studies suggest that this could be […]

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  • New study analyzes bath salt use among high school seniors

    By: Staff Writer On: 08-17-2015 Category: Bath Salts, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse, Teens Comment: 0


    Over recent years, the use of synthetic psychoactive drugs has risen. These substances initially gained popularity as legal substitutes for their street drug counterparts and allowed people to test clean on drug tests while still being able to get high. These drugs are typically sold as research chemicals and tend to change in chemical makeup […]

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  • Older heroin users are 27 times more likely to be homicide victims

    By: Staff Writer On: 08-13-2015 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse, Heroin, Opioids Comment: 0


    Research collected from one the largest surveys of opioid users found that older opioid users have an alarmingly higher chance of being victims of homicide than the general population. This study was led by Dr. Tim Millar from the University of Manchester’s Center for Mental Health and was published in January of 2015 in the […]

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