Sara Carter is at the border receiving first-hand intel on the terrifying amounts of fentanyl that’s making its way into the United States and increasingly killing our youth. Carter attended today’s live briefing with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as they discussed just how much fentanyl is being seized during Operation Lone Star.
During the Q&A portion at the end of the briefing, Carter asked how DPS is handling the fact that not enough information is being relayed to the public on how common it has become for drugs to be laced with fentanyl.
Carter states how many young Americans using marijuana and other drugs they purchase off the streets have no idea how high of a risk it is that they could be using substances that are actually laced with fentanyl. “What is Texas and in part, DPS, doing to let parents know that this is happening?” asked Carter.
The first official responded:
“We’re cracking down on the criminal organizations…and impact them the most by seizing these drugs and of course taking away their profits…also trying to put that awareness out there as well, and working with our federal partners to put that information out so that they know how lethal this drug is and how the drug trafficking organizations have no regard for anyone. It’s a profit for them. They do not care if this drug kills anybody. They want these individuals to become addicted to these drugs so they go back and buy more from them. So it’s all profit for them and it’s very serious. And we try to push that awareness out in a collaborative effort with our federal partners.”
Carter poses a follow-up question asking what specific forms the department is finding the fentanyl packaged in, and in particular, “what forms are they coming in that were not suspected?” Carter specifically mentions places such as Connecticut and Baltimore which have found fentanyl in Marijuana. “We’re not just seeing it in pills anymore.”
The female official responds that the cases in the Northeast are good indications of what Texas will likely be seeing soon. “The majority of what we’re seeing here now is a lot of powders and these fake oxycodone looking tablets. The tablets look really good. They trick most of us into thinking they’re legitimate, and then turns out they’re not.”
The official added that it is extremely hard for the average user to be able to look at a drug of choice and say ‘there’s fentanyl in this.’
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Texas Counties Declare ‘Invasion’ as Border Crisis Escalates
Several Texas counties have declared a border “invasion” and are hoping governor Greg Abbott will follow in their path and issue a similar declaration for the state.
“We’re being invaded. The facts are there,” said Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan at a press conference in Brackettville, Texas. “This is real. We want America to know this is real. America doesn’t know what’s happening here.”
The New York Post reports that the counties were contacted by Ken Cuccinelli, a former Trump Department of Homeland Security official, “who has talked them into believing they can use the ‘self-help provision of the Constitution to declare an invasion.”
“This gives the governor, decided similarly, the authority to repeal that invasion,” Cuccinelli said at the press conference Tuesday. County officials from Kinney, Goliad, Terrell and Uvalde Counties criticized the Biden Administration’s “open border policy.”
The Post writes “Cuccinelli claims now that the Kinney County Attorney, a legal authority has declared an invasion, Gov. Greg Abbott can “repeal” immigrants. He envisions a Title 42-style program, where immigrants– even those seeking asylum– are automatically deported if they cross into the Texas border.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has resisted calls by the same group, the Center for Renewing America, to declare an “invasion,” in the past, according to the Texas Tribune. The group has been known to reach out to states across the country “looking for any local government that would be4 willing to go along with it, the spokeswoman for the organization told The Post.”
While officials know declaring an invasion does not grant any legal authority, they hope it will at least bring attention to the border crisis. The Post reports of the press conference Tuesday:
The officials each shared stories of how their communities are being inundated by immigrants as humans and drugs are smuggled through their small towns on a daily basis.
The number of reported migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border once again made history in May — hitting a staggering 239,416 encounters, according to the latest available monthly Customs and Border Patrol statistics.
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