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ESCAPING the fentanyl crisis

Abbigail Kovac, Reporter // March 20, 2023

As I packed my essentials for a two-day trip to Southern California, my friend Mayra blew up my phone with questions.  “What should I bring? Do I need to go to the store? Am I forgetting anything...

hand holding white test strip dipped in small cup of water on table. Also on table is an ID, A pill broken in half and a piece of paper with drug info.

Chico State vs. fentanyl

Abbigail Kovac and Molly Myers // February 28, 2023

Chico State is providing students free naloxone and fentanyl test strips to help combat the opioid crisis within the campus community.  Naloxone is a nasal injection that reverses the effects...

Items including a firearm and ammunition confiscated from the Sept. 23rd raid. Photo courtesy of the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force

Drug bust near elementary school leads to arrest

Noah Herbst, Reporter // October 9, 2021

A Sept. 23 narcotics arrest near Rosedale Elementary School and Chico State student neighborhoods has alarmed Butte County law enforcement officials. Drugs seized during the raid appear to be fake 30...

Courtesy of Butte County Sheriffs Office of the info cam from BCSO.

Crime Blotter: Fentanyl

Mary Cron, Reporter // April 18, 2021

Northbound drug bust  Butte County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tyler Hardwick was conducting a routine traffic stop on April 9 when his K-9 alerted him to the presence of narcotics. Upon searching...

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