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Fentanyl

Country Music singer Luke Bell, born in Lexington, Kentucky, was raised in Cody, Wyoming. He attended Cody High School and graduated in 2008. Bell passed away in August 2022, and the cause of his death has been confirmed. Tucson, Arizona police have revealed that Bell’s autopsy report shows that Bell died of a fentanyl overdose…

As events throughout the state this summer continue to draw large numbers of visitors, including fairs, parades, and other celebrations of Western life, Governor Mark Gordon and state leaders are reminding the public about the dangers of fentanyl – a narcotic that is becoming increasingly prevalent in Wyoming and in the U.S. more broadly. Emergency…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is one of the few law enforcement agencies with a K-9 trained to find fentanyl – another tool to stop the spread of the lethal drug. Last week, the Wyoming Highway Patrol trained their first Narcotic Detection K-9 to detect the odor of Fentanyl. Fentanyl has been widely reported in the…

Darrell Steward, former Detention Deputy, Cody Police Officer, and State DCI (Division of Criminal Investigation) agent joined Mac Watson on Speak Your Piece (5/13/2022) to discuss his run for Park County Sheriff. Darrell Steward’s brother, Scott Steward, is currently the Park County Sheriff but Scott is not seeking re-election. The position of Park County Sheriff…

A 25-year-old man pleads not guilty to carrying over one hundred million dollars of fatal Fentanyl along I-80 in Wyoming this July. The Cowboy State Daily reports that Diego J. Aguilar-Valdovinos appeared in U.S. District Court sometime last week. During the hearing, he pleaded not guilty to possessing fentanyl with an intent to distribute. Aguilar-Valdovinos…

“It’s like a tidal wave coming north.” Park County Sheriff Scott Steward said it’s only a matter of time when the county will begin to feel the effects of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals have poured into America this year. “It’s not long before you start seeing it…


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