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Louisville Officers Find 168,000 Lethal Doses Of Fentanyl In A Spare Computer Part



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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville, KY discovered 337 grams of fentanyl worth $17,000 on August 5 in a spare computer part intended to go in a car. While the amount may seem small, it’s enough to kill a person 168,000 times.

The shipment came from Mexico and was intended for Colorado. Officers recognized the package’s potential to be a dug container and opened to find the deadly cache of drugs.

“Even though this shipment may seem like a very small amount, remember two milligrams of this stuff is lethal,” said Louisville Port Director Thomas Mahn. “This seizure showcases the excellent work our officers do every day. This is a dangerous opioid, and our officers were able to prevent this deadly drug from reaching its destination.”

The release notes the discovery is dangerous and adds “officers are extremely careful when confronted with this substance.” This highlights the grave risk CBP officers face on their day-to-day duties.

The substance can leak into the officer’s skin and cause an unintentional overdose just from touching it — just two weeks ago a Gauthier, MS officer had to be hospitalized from touching the dangerous substance.

“Fentanyl and its analogues are synthetic opioids that bind to and activate the opioid receptors in the brain creating analgesic and euphoric effects,” the release reads. The substance is extremely powerful compared to many other drugs officers may come in contact with.

CBP officers protect our nation at every corner and “regularly screens arriving international passengers and cargo for narcotics, weapons, and other restricted or prohibited products.”

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Historic House Vote Expels Rep. George Santos Amidst Scandal



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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.

Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.

Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.

Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.

Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.

Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.

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