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  • Riverside County jails witness release of drug offenders

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 11-29-2016 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse, Methamphetamine Comment: 0

    In the last five years, overcrowding across prisons in Riverside County has caused premature release of 35,000 inmates. “Fed kick” is the term used to describe an early release of low-level offenders due to a current capacity crisis in jails throughout the County. Abraham Zamudio, 34, of Palm Springs, was arrested on drug trafficking charges […]

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  • Gang members arrested in meth case

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 11-11-2016 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    In August this year, Ernie Hernandez, 55, Eastside Riva street gang leader, besides three of his accomplices, Angel Hernandez, 34, his son, Gilberto Diaz, 30, and Bryan Deniz, 25, were arrested in the Riverside area on charges of illegally distributing methamphetamine. Members of this gang were known for having terrorized the Riverside area. They not […]

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  • 30 arrested in Riverside County raids; cache of drugs, arms seized

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 08-17-2016 Category: drug, Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    A nine-month long investigation, code-named Operation Desert Impact, led to the arrest of 30 people recently in Corona, in California’s Riverside County, for their alleged involvement in drug and arms trafficking. The arrests, made in June 2016, were a result of a series of raids by the investigators. They seized 7 pounds of methamphetamine, 10 […]

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  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Riverside Sheriff Department to collect unused prescription drugs

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 04-29-2016 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    The Riverside County Sheriff Department, in association with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is hosting several events on account of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, being observed on April 30. As part of the program, people can drop off their unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs at five different Riverside Sheriff stations. […]

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  • Riverside County to observe Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 03-04-2016 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse, prescription drug abuse Comment: 0

    It is always a hassle to dispose of expired or unused prescription medicines. Some use the toilet to flush the unwanted medicines, leading to water pollution, while others may throw them away in the household trash. To address the problem at the national level, leading pharmacy chain Walgreens recently launched a program to ensure safe […]

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  • Major drug busts highlight meth abuse in Riverside County

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 01-05-2016 Category: cocaine, drug, Drug Abuse, Methamphetamine Comment: 0

    Riverside County has become one of the busiest drug corridors in the United States, as per the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It has, in fact, got the unflattering tag of being the “Meth capital of the United States.” “Over the past three years, authorities in Riverside County, California, have seen a significant spike in drug […]

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  • High schools draw cops’ attention as students become drug peddlers’ preferred agents

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 12-28-2015 Category: addiction, drug, Drug Abuse, prescription Comment: 0

    The arrest of many school students in the last couple of years shows how the schools have turned into hotbed for drug peddling. With the drug peddlers targeting these students, mostly teenaged, to expand their illegal trade, the cops too have found a new destination in the form of high schools to gather information on […]

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  • 4 Ways to prevent synthetic/designer drug abuse

    By: Staff Writer On: 10-16-2015 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

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    Thankfully, Billy and his friends can’t purchase a “Build Your Own Synthetic or Designer Drug” kit at the store, but the unfortunate truth is closer to the idea than some realize. The ingredients used in designer drugs can be found at the store. The trends of synthetic drugs are increasing among teenagers and young adults […]

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