Archive for September, 2012


Livonia, Michigan had its share of synthetic drug users.

Now, the problem is shrunk thanks to an aggressive approach by lawmakers and the community.

The municipal lawmakers banned the sale and use of the substances in June.

Officers with the Livonia PD went around to dozens of stores and ordered store owners to stop selling the products classified as synthetic drug substances.

Now three months later, they are seeing a dramatic reduction in synthetic drug sales and use.

A local community group the Livonia Saving Our Youth Task Force is making a difference in the community.

Also, the community has issued a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of people selling or using the drugs.
Way to go Livonia!

Teensavers salutes your hard work and dedication to eliminate these substances!

There were two big busts recently at the El Centro Sector Border Patrol station in Indio, California.

Agents there seized heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine from one driver at a checkpoint along Highway 86.

Two other seizures resulted in the discovery of cocaine and money.

The heroin, coke, meth bust resulted in a street value of $445,000.

The cocaine bust netted $570,000 in drugs.

If you watch NatGeo’s Border Wars, you see that these results are frequent, and agents are confiscating massive amounts of drugs at the border.

Cartels are trying anything they can to sneak drugs across the border. A recent article reported that cartels are hitting the water to bring drugs in small submarine vehicles.

Drug mules also run drugs across the border in Arizona and Texas. These types of drug runs are profiled on the Border Wars show.

And we’ve seen a growing number of cars used in drug smuggling. Drugs aren’t simply stashed in the trunk.

Cartels are embedding them in the gas tanks, and hollow, manufactured walls, and linings in cars.

Great work by the border patrol and customs agents.

A report this morning indicates that President Obama and the First Lady are upset regarding alcohol and drug use at the private school where their children attend.

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The $70,000-a-year private school is making headlines after a study revealed teen drinking and drug habits.

A report in the National Enquirer said the Obamas are concerned about daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, after a report in the school newspaper Horizon revealed that 71 per cent of students admitted attending parties where drugs and alcohol were available.

Apparently 25% of the boys surveyed admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol.

A former student was arrested for running a meth lab out of his D.C. aparment

A former student also told the Enquirer, “I have seen kids snorting coke, smoking pot, getting high and boozing. There’s huge money at the school and the older kids host parties at their private residences. Many of them live in big mansions in Washington, or in affluent suburbs where drugs and booze are common.”

If these allegations are true, it highlights that no school is immune to the presence of drugs and alcohol.

It alerts parents to the problem that is widespread. It can serve as a reminder to parents to discuss alcohol and drug use with their kids.

Some kids think marijuana is safe, because it is now classified as medicine in various states.

Other kids think prescription drugs are safer than the illegal drugs, because doctors dispense them.

We all know the truth is that, drugs are toxic and harmful to the body.   They are also heavily addictive and can kill.

The state of North Carolina is trying to diminish the growing rate of prescription drug abuse in the state.

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As the Winstom-Salem Journal reports, a lot of efforts are underway this month.

It’s good to read that states are active in not only raising awareness about the problem, but introducing programs to fight it.

This report comes from the WITF newsroom, and its website WITF.org.

The 21-year-old son of a Pennsylvania state senator is dead of what officials told WITF was an accidental drug overdose.

Police say that Ryan Brubaker’s body was discovered shortly after 8 a.m. by a family member at their home in Lancaster County. Brubaker is the son of state Sen. Michael Brubaker.

The younger Brubaker had been in trouble with the law on a DUI charge, and a charge involving prescription drugs.

Our hearts go out to the Brubaker family.

It’s pretty obvious to anyone who has been around a drug abuser.

Nobody chooses to use heroin. They are compelled to do it. Their bodies ache for it. Their need for opiates will shut down without it.

But if you give in, you could end up dead.

If you’re lucky, you end up in jail.

A story this morning out of Louisville, details how one man’s playful experimenting with pills in high school, evolved into a habit that almost killed him.

And he only realized he was lucky to be alive, when he was sitting behind bars in a jail cell.

This is the story of Wes Oetinger from the courier-journal.

The Philly Inquirer and Jeremy Roebuck report that prosecutors are filing charges against several people after busting an alleged synthetic drug ring in Allentown.

Authorities seized Scooby Snax and Eight Baalz from J&L Wholesale Distributors in Allentown.

Prosecutors alleged the company supplied the illegal products and drug paraphernalia to gas stations and convenience stores in northern Montgomery County, the Lehigh Valley, Delaware, and New Jersey.

It’s great to see this crackdown. Just because there is a law, doesn’t mean the people profiting off these products will adhere to it!

Great work by authorities in Pennsylvania.

The police department in Troy, Illinois is taking steps to knock drugs out of the community.

Some of their measures put into place recently are a full time dedicated prescription drop off box.

This will allow people with unused and unwanted medications to dispose of them properly for safe destruction.

We are seeing an epidemic of pill abuse, and oftentimes it starts with unattended pills.

In fact, of the 6,000 kids who try drugs for the first time every day, 2,500 of them are abusing prescription drugs.

The other great effort that the Troy PD is using is the generous gift to the department of public works.


This truck had been used by a drug dealer in the community. But now it’s the property of the community of Troy.

That drug dealer’s dope wasn’t the only thing confiscated. The PD also took the dealer’s car.

These types of police actions sends a notice to those who use drugs. It will make a lasting impression on the teens of the community schools like Triad High.

Chief Robert Rizzi should be commended for his efforts in the department, and helping the greater St. Louis area fight drugs.

He’s one of the area leaders making a difference outside the big city.

Another leader is Sheriff Lisenbe in Phelps County, MO.

He is using confiscated drug funds to provide free home drug testing kits to families.

Great work by two men helping fight teen drug abuse!

In Eastern Massachusetts, schools are doing what they can to keep drugs out of school, and trying to prevent kids from becoming addicted to the dangerous narcotics.

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Boston.com takes a look at the methods used to help curb kids carrying drugs on campus, from canine locker searches, to play clothes on site security.

Video cameras in the hallway are proving effective in one community school system.

The numbers reveal a problem. 40% of high schoolers in the state say they’ve used alcohol within the last month. 28% had used marijuana. 27% say they obtained illicit drugs on campus.

It’s no secret that kids are not afraid to carry pills, alcohol, or small amounts of marijuana in their pockets, or backpacks.

They typically won’t keep it in their locker, because that’s the first place they know dog will search.

This kind of proactive approach won’t stop the teen drug use, but it will definitely make it much more difficult for kids to trade drugs or use them on campus.

For more on the story, click on Boston.com right here.

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The entire family of Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits is available on the Walgreens website.

Available for purchase are the 1,3,5,7 and 12 panel drug tests.

The 1-panel test screens for marijuana.

The 3-panel test screens for marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine

The 5-panel test screens for the above three drugs plus opiates and oxycodone.

The 7-panel test screens for the previous 5 drugs plus ectsasy and benzodiazepines.

The 12-panel test adds screening panels for methadone, PCP, amphetamines, barbiturates, and tricyclic antidepressants.

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