Tag: fentanyl

Student overdoses prompt action: Fentanyl surge expedites education collaboration, expanded Narcan...

By Kaitlin Murphy | [email protected] Joint efforts around the City of Alexandria are underway to combat the opioid epidemic affecting students in our community in...

Our View: New superintendent, old problems

A spate of news from our schools has reverberated around Alexandria in the past week – some good, some horrible and some to be...

ACHS student receives Narcan

By Times Staff At approximately 9:45 a.m. on April 3, the Alexandria Police Department responded to Alexandria City High School following reports of a female...

Dealer sentenced for causing overdoses

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] A man was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death, according to...

Youth opioid overdoses spike

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City officials are taking steps to respond to a recent spike in opioid overdoses in Alexandria, particularly among youth. According to a...

City responds to recent overdose increase

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The number of opioid overdoses rose about 36% in Alexandria during 2020, reflecting statewide and national spikes in both fatal...

Man convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl in city, Northern...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Virginia man was convicted this week of a conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and furanyl fentanyl, Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 6: Justice in the midst of crisis

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott | [email protected] Before the opioid epidemic reached a fever pitch in 2015, the Alexandria Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 5: What makes the drugs dangerous and...

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Lieutenant Michael Kochis, commander of the Alexandria Police Department’s vice and narcotics section, said the feeling of addiction withdrawal from...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 3: Life on the front lines of...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] As the only hospital within city limits, Inova Alexandria finds itself on the front line of an ever-growing local health...