Cottie Petrie-Norris

The parent organization Victims of Illicit Drugs (VOID), who speaks on behalf of their loved ones who can no longer speak for themselves, is asking parents across California to sign a petition asking the legislature to increase penalties to deter traffickers from poisoning kids with fentanyl. The petition was launched …continue reading

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Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblymember Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel) joined together in a coordinated effort to introduce identical measures to aid local communities in their struggle against controlled substances. SB 904 and AB 1750 will clarify and broaden the definition of education and treatment programs offered to …continue reading

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Orange County Supervisor Donald P. Wagner brought forward a Resolution, which was supported by the Board of Supervisors, to address the growing Fentanyl crisis. Orange County fentanyl-related deaths have increased 1100% from 37 in 2016 to 432 in 2020. In that same period, statewide fentanyl-related deaths increased over 1600% from …continue reading

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Following a statewide push for reform in how prosecutors handle cases of fentanyl overdoses, former US Assistant Attorney General and candidate for California Attorney General, Nathan Hochman, has partnered with District Attorneys from El Dorado County, Yolo County, San Luis Obispo County and Riverside County to combat the drug’s continuing …continue reading

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Members of the Los Angeles Strike Force arrested eight defendants named in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges a drug trafficking organization operating in Los Angeles and Riverside counties distributed large quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and other narcotics across the United States. The defendants arrested today – and …continue reading

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With street fentanyl surging in the western U.S. and causing thousands of deaths, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has reintroduced legislation to create a task force to improve Southern California’s response. Authored in partnership with Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, Senate Bill 75would require the California Attorney General to establish …continue reading