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Xylazine placed on the Schedule III list in Delaware

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Secretary of State Jeff Bullock issued an emergency order on Friday placing the non-opioid drug xylazine used mostly in veterinarian medicine, on the list of Schedule III drugs. Bullock made the decision after the Delaware Controlled Substance Advisory Committee recommended it May 5, 2023. Bullock said in a press release about the decision that xylazine has a dangerous …

National Drug Enforcement Administration Prescription Drug Take Back Day

State drug take-back day collections rise 9% over fall

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The amount of prescription drugs turned in during Delaware’s spring Drug Take-Back day was up 9% this year. The event held April 22 brought in 4,629 pounds of unused or expired medication from 22 locations, compared to last fall’s 4,200 pounds. The event, sponsored nationally by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and handled locally by the Delaware Division of Public …

Bear man with secret bunker sentenced to 45 years in prison

Drug smuggler with secret bunker in Bear jailed for 45 years

Staff WriterGovernment, Headlines

  A Delaware man who made $1 million from smuggling cocaine and built a secret bunker under his house in Bear was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court to 45 years in prison . Omar Morales Colon, 45, had been convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and various other drug and money laundering offenses. …

2 men sent to prison in Delaware’s largest heroin, fentanyl case

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Police & Fire

The 2 men were arrested in what officials say was Delaware’s largest heroin and fentanyl seizure. Photo by Sora Shimazaki of Pexels Two New Castle men have been sentenced to prison, one for 10 years and one for 7, in a drug case involving more than $1 million of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl-laced pills. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. …