Baltimore’s mayor warns of a van snatching girls to sell organs. Police have no reports of ‘actual incidents.’
In a recent televised news conference and interview, Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he’s concerned about a white van “snatching” young girls to sell their organs. But Baltimore Police say they have no reports of any such incidents. Young’s source, according to an interview with WBAL, is social media. “We’re getting reports of somebody in a white van trying to snatch up young girls for human trafficking and for selling body parts, I’m told. So we have to be careful because there’s so much evil going on, not just in the city of Baltimore, but around the country,” he said. “It’s all over Facebook.
They are dealing because others are putting them up to it. They are absolutely being exploited.” Bennett said the force wondered if, by putting such young people on a rigorous six- to nine-month course rather than charging them, it could lead to them getting apprenticeships or jobs and divert
He said the suspect was arrested after a sting operation conducted by members of the iLembe Crime Intelligence unit and the KwaDukuza Crime Prevention unit. They immediately proceeded to the rank where they identified the alleged drug dealer .
A man accused of trafficking fentanyl is in custody after fleeing into a parking garage near Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and assaulting an officer Monday night, police said.
Officers tried to stop a vehicle near Route 9 in Boston around 7:30 p.m. when the driver fled and led police on a brief chase, according to State police.
After driving into the parking garage on Longwood Avenue, police said the man “fought violently in an attempt to avoid capture,” but was subdued and taken into custody.
The man’s name has not been released.
Police said he is being charged with fentanyl trafficking, assault and battery on a police officer and motor vehicle offenses.
Michigan sues Walgreens, other drug companies for causing opioid crisis .
The suit seeks damages for the increased costs of law enforcement and prosecution associated with the epidemic. It also seeks damages for health care costs, costs associated with early childhood education and special education for children born addicted to the drugs, drug treatment costs and other losses created by illegal drug use.Citing a report from the Washington Post, the attorney general's office said nearly 3 billion opioid pills made it to Michigan between 2006 and 2012.Opioid overdoses account for about 5 1/2 deaths a day in Michigan.