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The school day started with a crush of cops on the campuses of three Temecula Valley high schools.

In the end, 20 juvenile students were in handcuffs, and two adult students were headed to jail cells.

A long time undercover operation from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department focused on a variety of drugs.

According to the Murrieta Patch, the investigation resulted in the seizure of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, heroin LSD, and prescription drugs.

There were a number of agencies that assisted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department with the arrests.

They included the Southwest Corridor Narcotics Task Force, West County Narcotics Task Force, the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and Temecula Police Department Special Enforcement Team.

Teensavers is proud to be part of a program that was created by Phelps County, Missouri leaders, including the Sheriff, and prosecutor.

Here is their press release

  • In the two months that local law enforcement agencies began offering free drug testing kits in Phelps County, a total of 120 kits have been distributed to parents.Both the Rolla Police Department and Phelps County Sheriff’s Department began offering the kits Aug. 13.“If 120 test kits go out and 120 kids are protected, it would be a success, but because of the confidentiality of the program, we don’t know what happened,” said Sgt. Andy Davis, of the sheriff’s office.

    “It gives a reason for a child to say no (to drugs) if they know, “I will possibly be drug tested by my parents,’ ” said Rolla Police Chief Mark Kearse.

    Both Davis and Kearse said they did not know how many kits they expected to give away through the program.

    The program was started as an effort to curb drug abuse among youth and is being supported by the sheriff’s office, Rolla police department and the county prosecutor’s office.

    The program is strictly voluntary. To qualify for the Teensavers kits, people simply need to be a resident anywhere in Phelps County and have at least one child who is 17 years old or younger.

    The kits were purchased with drug seizure funds. No taxpayer funds were used.

    Each kit comes with a urine test container, instructions, parental support guide, self-addressed mailing container and confidential identification number.

    The confidential number, guide and test container come sealed in a tamper proof pouch so only the parent who opens it has access to those items, guaranteeing the child and test results are only accessible to the parent. The parent is in full control.

    The kits test for 12 substances — THC (marijuana), cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, opiates, PCP, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, oxycodone, MDMA and tricyclic antidepressants.

    These drugs can be detected with a urine test when they have been in the body for two or three days or up to two weeks depending on the type of drug.

    The kits are easy to use and easy to read, offer confidential results and 24/7 support and have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The kits come with a small shipping box to mail the sample off to a laboratory, which can confirm the preliminary results. The lab only has the identification number and has no idea who the sample belongs to. Parents can check the results of the lab’s test online or by phone.

    Law enforcement do not know the results and no tests take place at the sheriff’s office or police department.

    For questions about the kits, people may contact Cpl. Mike Kirn at 573-426-3860 or Lt. James Macormic at 573-308-1213.

     

KNSD, NBC 7/39 in San Diego is reporting that El Cajon will send out notices to more than 100 shopts in the community warning them about the sales of synthetic drugs like spice and bath salts.

According to the station, The El Cajon Police Department along with Communities Against Substance Abuse (CASA) and the Neighborhood Market Association will deliver the letters to El Cajon businesses asking them to stop selling the psychoactive drugs known as “Spice” – a synthetic marijuana — and “Bath Salts,” a powdery stimulant.

Read more from KNSD’s website by clicking HERE.

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!

On the heels of yesterday’s story involving a stolen iPhone leading police to a New Canaan, CT teen and his small drug operation, we learn about a bigger bust involving an iPad theft.

San Jose authorities arrested three men after stumbling onto their $34 million dollar stash of drugs. Officers were looking for a stolen iPad, but would up finding 75 pounds of methamphetamine last Thursday.

In some ways, America’s obsession is leading to drug busts. It’s like Apple is not only enlightening people technology, but fighting crime!

 

The drugs are believed to have come from Mexico for distribution here in the United States.

Medical Marijuana is quite popular in California. People brag about having their cards, and the marijuana culture, especially in Southern California, is quite prevalent. Legality aside, the big problem is when the marijuana gets into the hands of teenagers.

DO YOU WORRY YOUR TEEN HAS BEEN USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ANSWER WITH A SIMPLE AND RELIABLE 5-MINUTE TEST.

The Irvine Police Department watched this go down first hand this week. A 19-year old woman walked into a Costa Mesa dispensary, ordered up her medicine, and walked out the door. But she didn’t go home to have her medicine. She made a couple of pit stops first.

Detectives say she first stopped and sold the marijuana to two adults in Irvine, before meeting a teenager at a gas station to sell him some of her supply. The detectives swooped in and arrested Yvette Ordaz, seen below (Source: Irvine Police Department Press Release.)

Now, here’s where readers need to not come unglued. These following statements are not about adults who have a legal right to use dispensaries for marijuana. These statements are about children getting their hands on pot.

The State of California should make the penalties stiffer for sharing medicinal marijuana, especially when the recipient is a minor. California voters authorized medicinal marijuana, and for the users abiding by the legal limitations have the right to smoke it privately. But approval for medical marijuana was not an authorization for teenagers to have a frequent supply of marijuana delivered to them.

Kids should not have this kind of access to drugs. Thankfully, someone tipped the police off to these drug deals. A drug dealer is a drug dealer is a drug dealer.