1. Police penetrate dark web, find $17m of drugs ‘disguised as candy’
NSW Police say they have penetrated a $17 million drug syndicate operating on the “dark web” shipping drugs, some of which were disguised as lollies, through the post. [ ABC News ]
2.Drug overdose mortality rates rise, three states in this area rank with some of the highest.
Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia all rank in the top 6 for drug overdose death rates. Death rates caused by drug overdoses have gone up over 10 percent in the last year nationwide. [ Local DVM ]
3. Two California men were arrested in the scheme to ship drugs to Atlantic City.
Atlantic City acted as a stop in a cross-country drug investigation that resulted in the arrests of two California men, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Thursday. Each man is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.