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Ahead of EDC, DEA cautions of low-cost elephant tranquilizer being sold

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

The Electric Daisy Carnival is among the most significant raves worldwide. And while rave drugs may be growing in popularity, EDC has a zero tolerance policy.

“No matter how difficult Insomniac aimed to avoid [substance abuse], it’s going to happen,” Madalyn McElwain stated.

Insomniac who puts on EDC, stated they expect 400,000 individuals to go to the three-day festival and the DEA said with that many individuals pertaining to town, it’s inescapable some will be trying to find drugs, and that’s exactly what has them worried.

DEA assistant unique agent, Dan Niell stated, “This is 700 euphoria tablets being offered which turned out to be meth,” while showing a photo of blue pills.

Niell stated his issue is that, individuals who are buying street drugs and they are not getting what they believe they are. Instead they’re getting ‘phony street drugs’ laced with dangerous chemicals like fentanyl.

“Folks are using it and not recognizing it and getting it,” he stated. “(Two-hundredths of a microgram) of it is a deadly dosage.”

Fentanyl is a miracle drug with a high threat for dependency, and the DEA stated it’s been flooding into Las Vegas and being blended with all type of street drugs. Niell said fentanyl is normally manufactured in Mexico and makes its method up Interstate 15 through California and into the valley.

“When you look at photos, you can not tell the difference in between oxycodone, phony oxycodone and euphoria.”

And while a surge in fentanyl is scary enough, it’s not even the most ominous thing the DEA is seeing, he stated.

“Fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroine,” Niell said. “Now carfentanil is 10 times more powerful than fentanyl. And it’s an elephant tranquilizer.”

This spike in ‘fake’ or adulterated street drugs had amassed the nonprofit Dance Safe a lot of attention. Their company concentrated on harm reduction at celebrations like EDC, as well as offers a drug test package. The testing kit allows for people to test what chemicals remain in the drugs they acquire. While lots of argue they are encouraging and assisting in drug use, the group stated they’re reducing damage.

“I’ll tell you when we inspect these substances and individuals learn it’s not MDMA, a lot of individuals make a different choice,” Madalyn McElwain with Dance Safe stated.

Dance Safe said they go to celebrations worldwide however get push back from Insomniac, the parent company of EDC. Dance Safe stated Insomniac won’t permit them on home due to the fact that of “the rave act.” It’s a piece of legislation that enables claims if a business hosts an occasion which intentionally has substance abuse. McElwain stated that’s wrong.

“Simply having this information over the weekend can assist prevent deaths.”

In 2015 at EDC there were an overall of 1090 total medical calls, and 95 felony arrests.

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Heavy snow in Sierra Nevada closes roadways, prompts cautions

Friday, March 16, 2018|3:18 p.m.

RENO– It’s a snow day in northern Nevada, where heavy build-up from a late-winter storm closed schools and public buildings in the Reno location, postponed opening a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada and triggered the closure of Interstate 80 to California.

Nevada Highway Patrol Cannon Fodder Matthew McLaughlin the interstate was closed Friday in between the Nevada state line and Colfax, California.

Mount Rose Highway also was closed during the morning, and Mount Rose Ski Area opened late.

The National Weather Service provided winter season storm and avalanche cautions for backcountry mountains, and meteorologist Evan LaGuardia said the 10 inches tape-recorded at Reno-Tahoe International Airport pushed the monthly accumulation to the fourth-most in last 100 years.

LaGuardia says another storm is due next week.

McLaughlin reported multiple reports of vehicles skidding off roadways in the Reno area, but stated no major injuries were reported.

Cautions blanket Nevada as winter storm gains strength

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Heavy winds blow snow as Ryan Foster, 25, scrapes snow from his cars and truck in the parking area where he lives at the Donner Top Lodge in Norden on Thursday, March 1, 2018, near Donner Top, Calif. A significant winter storm swept south through California on Thursday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds to mountains and steady rain somewhere else, while triggering necessary evacuations for seaside areas to the south that were devastated by lethal mudslides in January.

Thursday, March 1, 2018|9:10 p.m.

RENO– All Nevada remains under hazardous weather cautions, watches and advisories including an unusual blizzard warning at Lake Tahoe, winter storm cautions in northeast Nevada to the Utah line and a high-wind alert in Las Vegas.

As much as 5 feet of snow is possible in the upper elevations of the Sierra around Tahoe by late Friday, where more than a foot of snow fell Thursday and schools were closed on the lake’s north shore in Slope Town and Truckee, California.

Whiteout conditions closed almost 100 miles of U.S. Interstate 80 for a number of hours west of the Nevada-California line and chains or snow tires were needed Thursday night on all significant highways over the mountain passes.

The blizzard warning remained in impact for the Tahoe location until 4 a.m. Friday, when the heaviest snow is anticipated with wind gusts possible in excess of 100 miles per hour. A winter season storm warning continues there up until 10 a.m. Saturday.

“Travel will be tough to difficult,” the National Weather condition Service said Thursday afternoon.

“In some locations, road closures, damage to some trees and power lines is likely. Be gotten ready for considerable decreases in visibility to near zero sometimes, especially in greater elevations … You might be stuck in your lorry for many hours,” the service said.

In Reno and Carson City where rain and light snow fell Thursday, a winter season weather advisory is set to end at 10 a.m. Friday. But a storm warning continues till Saturday afternoon in north-central and northeast Nevada. The National Weather condition Service says more than a foot of snow is anticipated in the Ruby Mountains near Elko.

In Southern Nevada, a high-wind warning continues till 4 a.m. Saturday from Pahrump and Beatty, to Pioche, Caliente and Panaca near the Utah line.

A wind advisory continues until 4 a.m. Saturday for the Las Vegas area, where Clark County health authorities have actually released an air quality alert for Friday due to the possibility of raised levels of blowing dust in winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour.