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Three babies exposed to fentanyl in Everett

fentanyl Everett

EVERETT—Three children under the age of one were exposed to fentanyl in Everett in April, all within a short four-day-window. One of these children, unfortunately, died. The first child, an 11-month-old, was found unresponsive by their parents on Saturday, April 20, Fox13 first reported. The child was administered Narcan before being transported to a nearby […]

Public invited to community discussion about fentanyl with author Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones

LAKE STEVENS, Wash., September 23, 2023—The Mayors and Business Leaders for Public Safety coalition is pleased to welcome author Sam Quinones to Snohomish County later this month for a free community discussion about responding to the fentanyl crisis and improving public safety. Quinones will deliver a presentation based on his research for two award-winning books, […]

National Fentanyl Awareness Day: A time of remembrance

National Fentanyl Awareness Day

WASHINGTON, D.C, May 9, 2023—The Drug Enforcement Administration is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued law enforcement, public health, and non-profit partners in recognizing National Fentanyl Awareness Day. Today represents an important opportunity to remember the victims of fentanyl poisoning and educate people in our communities about the deadly threat […]

Fentanyl awareness event on May 23 at Mukilteo City Hall

Fentanyl awareness

Mukilteo, Wash., May 2, 2023 — Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine is pleased to announce that the City of Mukilteo will be hosting a Fentanyl Awareness Event on Tuesday, May 23rd, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mukilteo City Hall.  In Snohomish County and across the United States, opioid overdose deaths are rising year over year. In 2022, […]

Parents beware, Rainbow Fentanyl is here in the PNW

rainbow fentanyl

First reported by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and shared on social media by Hope Soldiers, a grassroots organization helping those struggling with addiction, a dangerous new form of fentanyl has made its way to the Pacific Northwest called “rainbow fentanyl,” a brightly-colored version of the highly-toxic synthetic opioid responsible for hundreds of fatal overdoses […]

Two-week overdose spike from street drugs within Snohomish County


EVERETT, Wash., August 24, 2022—Between July 26 and August 8, 2022, a two-week period, Snohomish County first responders were called to 40 known or suspected overdose incidents involving street or prescription drugs, some of which some ended in death. In comparison, records reflect that medical and law enforcement crews responded to 10 suspected or confirmed […]

Federal and community partners taking action to prevent fentanyl deaths

fentanyl roundtable

EVERETT, Wash., May 6, 2022 – Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) met with local stakeholders for a fentanyl overdose prevention and substance abuse roundtable at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett today.  “Personally, I have a large family, and in that regard, [addiction] has impacted my extended family,” […]

A mother’s cry for help to the rising dangers of fentanyl


MUKILTEO, Wash., April 8, 2022 – In the winter of 2019, Gen Pehlivanian rented a cabin in Winthrop to celebrate Christmas with her husband and four children Trygve, Soren, Anna, Koll, and Trygve’s girlfriend Triaena and best friend Noah.  Although her two youngest children (Anna, 18, and Koll, 15) still lived at home, Pehlivanian was […]

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