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GBI warns of deadly opioids causing overdose deaths

 

17 deaths this year attributed to synthetic opiods

 

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is issuing a public safety alert regarding illegal synthetic opioids.  In the last four months, 17 deaths have been caused by the drugs U-47700 and/or furanyl fentanyl, equal to the number for all of 2016.  

U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl are both Schedule I drugs and used in the same manner as heroin.  U-47700 has a street name of “pink.”

Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical treatment use in the United States. The drugs are distributed in either powder or tablet form.

Armed robbery suspect sought by Cherokee Sheriff

     

photo/Cherokee Sheriff’s Office

     Cherokee County, Ga. May 5, 2017.   On Friday, May 05, 2017 at approximately 0349 hours Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to an armed robbery call at the Quik Trip convenience store located at 4865 Holly Springs Pkwy in Canton.  It was reported that a black male entered the store and made contact with the clerk.  The male displayed a knife and demanded the cash out of the registers.

Inmate commits suicide in Pickens jail

Press Release from 
Pickens Sheriff’s Office
Pickens County Georgia, May 1, 2017: During the night of Friday, April 28th, an inmate hung himself in a holding cell of the Adult Detention Center. Detention Officers located the inmate  hanging from the bunk bed in his holding cell.
Detention Officers immediately began CPR and continued to do CPR and attempted to use an AED defibrillator until the arrival of Emergency Medical Personnel. Upon the arrival of medical personnel, the inmate [name not being published/released] was transported to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, where he was pronounced after attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
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