Accused Fentanyl Supplier to Big Island Indicted in Federal Court
The indictment indicates a fentanyl supply connection between Washington State and Hawai‘i Island.
Health, Community Leaders Discuss Rise in Fentanyl During Awareness Summit
Health experts and community leaders are engaging the Hawaiʻi Island residents on the growing dangers of the synthetic opioid, fentanyl.
Public Invited to Attend Virtual Fentanyl Awareness Summit
West Hawaiʻi Community Health Center, the county and Nā Leo TV are partnering to host Hawaiʻi Island’s first fentanyl awareness summit in an effort to educate the public on the synthetic opioid and its link to a rise in drug overdoses in the community.
Heroin Recoveries, Fentanyl Investigations on the Rise
The amount of heroin confiscated by police has increased nearly sevenfold since 2020, and the presence of the synthetic opioid additive fentanyl within recovered heroin and methamphetamine seems to be growing, according to statistics from Hawaiʻi Police Department.
Drug, Firearm Recoveries by the Numbers
Big Island Now requested drug and firearm recovery data from Hawaiʻi Police Department in October.
Use of Naloxone Grows as Overdose-Reversing Antidote Becomes More Accessible
Hawai’i Police have revived five people from the effects of opioid overdoses with naloxone — likely saving their lives in the process.