Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023

Orange Police Department patrol officers made some outstanding car stops over the weekend and seized thousands of illegal pills.

They also seized quite a bit of currency including 20’s, 50’s and 100 dollar bills.

The seized drugs appear to be Fentanyl pills and meth.

Possessing fentanyl in California is illegal, and is punishable under California Health and Safety Code 11350. This statute prohibits the possession of a host of drugs, including fentanyl.

The Campus Opioid Safety Act goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. It is focused on reducing opioid-related overdoses and deaths at public colleges and universities in the state by providing life-saving education, information, and federally approved opioid overdose reversal medication on campus.

Rates of overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone, which includes fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, increased over 56% from 2019 to 2020. The number of overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids in 2020 was more than 18 times the number in 2013. More than 56,000 people died from overdoses involving synthetic opioids in 2020.

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