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Table of Contents                                                       Our Team

        2        Message from the Editor
        4        Buyer’s Guide                                                                      Matt
        5        D.A.R.E. Education: Middle School Curriculum                                       Team

        5        D.A.R.E Education: High School Curricula                                           Leader
        8        Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids
        41       Memorial Section - K9 Deaths
        42       Memorial Section - Officer Deaths                                                  Ashley

 FENTANYL AND                                                                                       Jon

 OTHER SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS                                        17                                  Account

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 Overview  Figure 1. Field Division Reporting of Fentanyl                                           Independent
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 Availability in CY 2018 and Comparison                                                             Account
        Magazine. We strive to make this a high quality publication that will
 Fentanyl remains the primary driver behind   to CY 2017                                            Manager
        provide the best possible advertising exposure for our advertisers. We
 the ongoing opioid crisis, with fentanyl involved   encourage our readers to patronize the businesses that make this
        publication possible.
 in more deaths than any other illicit drug.   Availability   Compared to                           Richard
 Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are widely   Field Division  CY 2018  CY 2017                 Independent
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 The two primary sources of the fentanyl are   Chicago Field Division  High  More                   Michael
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 Mexico and China, where drug traffickers   Dallas Field Division  Moderate  More                   Designer
         or opinion made by any advertiser.
 produce fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in   Denver Field Division  Low  More
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 clandestine operations. Fentanyl is smuggled   Detroit Field Division  High  Stable
         us or our licensor’s. No content may be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in
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 El Paso Field Division              High            More
         use of the materials for any other purpose may violate intellectual property rights.
 into the United States across the SWB as well   Houston Field Division  Moderate  More
 as through international mail and express   Los Angeles Field Division  High  More
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 consignment shipping services, primarily in   Louisville Field Division  High  Stable
 powder and counterfeit pill form, indicating   Miami Field Division  High  More
 clandestinely produced fentanyl as opposed to   New England Field Division  High  More
 pharmaceutical fentanyl. Increases in fentanyl-  New Jersey Field Division  Moderate  More
 New Orleans Field Division         Stable           More
 containing counterfeit pills and related fentanyl   New York Field Division  High  More
 pill pressing operations in addition to other novel   Omaha Field Division  Moderate  More

 preparations demonstrate traffickers’ continued   Philadelphia Field Division  High  More

 efforts to expand the fentanyl user base.  Phoenix Field Division  High  More

 San Diego Field Division            High            More
 Availability  San Francisco Field   Moderate        More

 Fentanyl availability was high and increasing   Seattle Field Division  High  More
 across the majority of the United States in   St. Louis Field Division   High  More

 2018, highlighting the rapid spread of the drug.   Washington Field Division  High  More

 For Calendar Year (CY) 2018, 15 of 23 Field     Source: DEA

 Divisions (FDs) (see Appendix A: Figure A1)   available. This illustrates that, although fentanyl

 (65 percent) indicated fentanyl availability was   is trafficked across the SWB and is commonly
 “high” and 21 of 23 FDs (91 percent) indicated   seized in the Southwestern United States, the

 fentanyl was “more” available compared to   Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast regions

 2017 (see Figure 1). The Caribbean, Dallas,   maintain the greatest availabilities of fentanyl.
 Denver, Houston, New Jersey, Omaha, and San   The total number of fentanyl reports submitted

 Francisco FDs did not rank fentanyl as highly   to forensic laboratories continues to increase

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