Police in Petaluma reported arresting a local man early Thursday and a local woman early Friday who they said were each in possession of enough fentanyl to create thousands of potential deadly doses.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California announced Tuesday what it described as the largest federal seizure of fentanyl -- more than 40 pounds -- in the history of the district.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced plans to create a new Street Overdose Response Team to address drug overdoses happening on city streets as overdose deaths linked to fentanyl have reached an all-time high.
The state Senate passed a bill on Thursday by just one vote that would allow the programs in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles County.
Demi Lovato’s drug overdose in 2018 resulted in the singer having three strokes and a heart attack, leaving her with physical limitations that still affect her.
A Wright County Sheriff's deputy investigating Gregory Ulrich, the man charged in the deadly Allina Health clinic shooting, believes Ulrich's dependency on pain medication was the "driving force" in the incident, according to search warrant applications filed in the case.
Two people were found dead of a suspected drug overdose at a hotel in Belmont on Wednesday afternoon.
The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America, according to a person familiar with the matter.
A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far.
It also admitted paying doctors through a speakers program to induce them to write more prescriptions for its painkillers.
Truck supposedly containing medical supplies carried methamphetamine, fentanyl and other illegal substances: report
"It's about meeting people where they are and giving people options to be healthy and move into recovery," Sen. Scott Wiener said.
According to prosecutors, on May 18, Celina Doblado-Canaca, 38, sold fentanyl to two people in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. One of the victims died.
Police found a suspected DUI driver passed out in a crashed car near the Golden Gate Bridge.
A Santa Rosa woman whose son and his father died from fentanyl is sharing her story and hoping it can help other addicts get clean.
San Francisco's opioid epidemic is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic with experts fearing that measures to combat the virus may be inadvertently leading to more fatal overdoses.
The alarming opioid epidemic has not left as the nation deals with the pandemic's uncertainty.
The officer was flagged down Saturday to help a man who was unresponsive and lying on the sidewalk.
The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office reported 19 fentanyl deaths from Jan. 1 to May 8 in 2020.