Depiction of Fentanyl Users Belies Source
The trail of fentanyl destroying lives in the San Fernando Valley and across the nation starts in China and moves to Mexico for production of the pills which are then smuggled in the United States. While the Mexican government has chosen to utilize photographs from Philadelphia to alert their own citizens of the dangers of street pills; the greater assistance will be/or is as they work with our law enforcement agencies and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Illicit Fentanyl from China: An Evolving Global Operation
Riverside County is repeatedly named as a source of arrests and discovery of grossly large quantities of fentanyl.
January -Three men are found dead in Woodland Hills, from a presumed fentanyl overdose
February - The DEA announces discovery of rainbow fentanyl across 21 states
July 14th - DEA Agents seized 1 million pills in Inglewood DEA Los Angeles Field Division Makes Historic Seizure of Approximately 1 Million Fentanyl Pills
- A student at a Hollywood High School died from Fentanyl overdose.
- The DEA issues additional warnings concerning rainbow Fentanyl Rainbow Fentanyl Alert (ca.gov)
- A student at Woodland Hills El Camino High School died from Fentanyl overdose
- Over 12,000 pills believed to contain fentanyl were seized at LAX by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
November - Five people in Granada Hills were hospitalized over an undisclosed cause of overdose. Los Angeles Fire Department's spokesperson Nicholas Prange revealed they were a 26-year-old woman, two 30-year-old women, a 30- year-old man and a 40-year-old man,