Tustin police chief warns of deadly cycle of opioid abuse


The United States is fighting one of its most lethal drug crises. While the United States makes up only five percent of the world’s population, its citizens consume approximately 80 percent of the world’s prescription opioid drugs. Drug abuse killed more than 70,200 people in 2017 alone — that’s over 190 people a day and 68 percent of those deaths involved an opioid. Drug abuse is so rampant that it’s beginning to seep into even the cleanest of neighborhoods. “To put this in perspective, Tustin, in my opinion, is one the safer communities in the state,” Tustin Police Chief Stu…

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