May 25, 2024 4:40 pm

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Statewide bill introduced to outlaw public drug use exposure of fentanyl and meth

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LAKE STEVENS—House Bill 2002 would make it a gross misdemeanor—or a class C felony if a minor is involved—to knowingly or intentionally exhale the smoke of fentanyl, methamphetamine, or their derivatives in a public space within 10 feet of another person, or within an enclosed public space with another person. The landmark bill, introduced by […]

Health Department plans to use fentanyl settlement dollars to combat growing epidemic

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., September 27, 2023—According to the Snohomish County Health Department, more than 860 people in the county have died of overdoses since the start of 2020, and 658 of those were opioid-related. The total had already passed 80 fatal overdoses within the first quarter of 2023, more than half of them tied to […]

County to receive up to $25.4M to save lives ravaged by the opioid crisis

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 1, 2022—Snohomish County is set to receive up to $25.4 million from a resolution with the three largest distributors of prescription opioids. Attorney General Bob Ferguson brought McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. in 2021 after rejecting a national settlement. In Ferguson’s announcement, Washington state will receive a […]

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