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  • Lubbock man in fentanyl bust pleads guilty to federal charges

    Lubbock man in fentanyl bust pleads guilty to federal charges

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 6:09 PM EST2017-02-15 23:09:44 GMT
    Sidney Lanier (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)Sidney Lanier (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

    One man arrested after a year-long investigation into an illegal fentanyl trafficking ring could spend up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. 

    One man arrested after a year-long investigation into an illegal fentanyl trafficking ring could spend up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. 

  • Grand jury indicts man shot, arrested during fentanyl drug bust

    Grand jury indicts man shot, arrested during fentanyl drug bust

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 12:52 PM EST2016-11-16 17:52:47 GMT
    (Source: KCBD/file)(Source: KCBD/file)

    A man who was shot during a fentanyl drug raid on November 4, 2016 has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. 

    A man who was shot during a fentanyl drug raid on November 4, 2016 has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. 

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    Warrant: Murder charges possible in deadly fentanyl overdoses

    Warrant: Murder charges possible in deadly fentanyl overdoses

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 10:51 AM EST2016-11-09 15:51:45 GMT
    (Source: KCBD/file)(Source: KCBD/file)

    After three fentanyl drug raids in less than two weeks, new details have been revealed in the ongoing investigation of the drug sweeping the South Plains. According to a search warrant for the third raid, investigators have probable cause to believe that the distribution of this substance has resulted in approximately six deadly overdoses within the last three months. According to a police source, more charges could be added to those arrested in these raids that include m...

    After three fentanyl drug raids in less than two weeks, new details have been revealed in the ongoing investigation of the drug sweeping the South Plains. According to a search warrant for the third raid, investigators have probable cause to believe that the distribution of this substance has resulted in approximately six deadly overdoses within the last three months. According to a police source, more charges could be added to those arrested in these raids that include m...

  • Police hold news conference on officer-involved shooting during fentanyl raid

    Police hold news conference on officer-involved shooting during fentanyl raid

    Monday, November 7 2016 2:55 PM EST2016-11-07 19:55:00 GMT
    Officer involved shooting during fentanyl drug raid (Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD)Officer involved shooting during fentanyl drug raid (Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD)

    A DEA hazmat team from Dallas cleaned up the scene of a fentanyl raid that led to an officer-involved shooting on Friday. One person was seriously injured in the shooting that happened in the 2200 block of 2nd Place. Officials with the Lubbock Police Department held a news conference at Noon to reveal new details in the case. 

    A DEA hazmat team from Dallas cleaned up the scene of a fentanyl raid that led to an officer-involved shooting on Friday. One person was seriously injured in the shooting that happened in the 2200 block of 2nd Place. Officials with the Lubbock Police Department held a news conference at Noon to reveal new details in the case. 

  • DEA hazmat team cleaning up scene of fentanyl raid that led to officer-involved shooting

    DEA hazmat team cleaning up scene of fentanyl raid that led to officer-involved shooting

    Friday, November 4 2016 10:26 PM EDT2016-11-05 02:26:19 GMT
    Source: Caleb Holder, KCBDSource: Caleb Holder, KCBD

    One person was seriously injured in an officer-involved shooting in the 2200 block of 2nd Place on Friday.

    One person was seriously injured in an officer-involved shooting in the 2200 block of 2nd Place on Friday.

  • Father speaks out against fentanyl after son's overdose

    Father speaks out against fentanyl after son's overdose

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-11-03 03:51:41 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    The effects of fentanyl have brought a great amount of pain to a Hobbs man and his family this week, as they believe it was dealt to one of their own.

    The effects of fentanyl have brought a great amount of pain to a Hobbs man and his family this week, as they believe it was dealt to one of their own.

  • West Texas overdoses linked to drug 100 times more powerful than fentanyl

    West Texas overdoses linked to drug 100 times more powerful than fentanyl

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 6:24 PM EDT2016-11-02 22:24:32 GMT
    Source: KCBD PhotoSource: KCBD Photo

    An animal tranquilizer 100 times more potent than the deadly fentanyl has shown up in victims of drug overdose deaths in Lubbock, according to Lubbock County Medical Examiner Dr. Sridjar Natarajan.

    An animal tranquilizer 100 times more potent than the deadly fentanyl has shown up in victims of drug overdose deaths in Lubbock, according to Lubbock County Medical Examiner Dr. Sridjar Natarajan.

  • Lubbock drug counselor describes dangers of fentanyl

    Lubbock drug counselor describes dangers of fentanyl

    Friday, October 28 2016 7:43 PM EDT2016-10-28 23:43:20 GMT
    Cole Watts, program director at Stages Recovery (Source: KCBD Video)Cole Watts, program director at Stages Recovery (Source: KCBD Video)

    Cole Watts is now 10 years sober, but during his time battling addiction, he dabbled in various types of drugs, including fentanyl.

    Cole Watts is now 10 years sober, but during his time battling addiction, he dabbled in various types of drugs, including fentanyl.

  • KCBD Investigates: Fentanyl warnings issued across the country

    KCBD Investigates: Fentanyl warnings issued across the country

    Saturday, October 29 2016 2:39 AM EDT2016-10-29 06:39:25 GMT
    Source: KCBD PhotoSource: KCBD Photo

    Fentanyl, in many cases, is not giving users a chance to become addicted, because it is killing them after just one use.

    Fentanyl, in many cases, is not giving users a chance to become addicted, because it is killing them after just one use.

  • Wife of man jailed in fentanyl drug raid arrested, 3 children in CPS custody

    Wife of man jailed in fentanyl drug raid arrested, 3 children in CPS custody

    Friday, October 28 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-10-28 21:47:39 GMT
    Heather Lanier (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)Heather Lanier (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

    The wife of a man arrested in Thursday's fentanyl drug raid in Lubbock has also been taken into custody and their three children are now in foster care. The Lubbock Police Department served warrants for multiple federal drug charges Thursday morning. The first raid happened at an apartment complex at 4901 4th Street, near Slide Road. The second raid happened at a house in the 5700 block of 154th Street. 

    The wife of a man arrested in Thursday's fentanyl drug raid in Lubbock has also been taken into custody and their three children are now in foster care. The Lubbock Police Department served warrants for multiple federal drug charges Thursday morning. The first raid happened at an apartment complex at 4901 4th Street, near Slide Road. The second raid happened at a house in the 5700 block of 154th Street. 

  • KCBD Investigates: New information obtained in fentanyl drug raids

    KCBD Investigates: New information obtained in fentanyl drug raids

    Friday, November 4 2016 11:57 AM EDT2016-11-04 15:57:24 GMT
    Sidney and Heather Lanier (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)Sidney and Heather Lanier (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

    In May of 2016, the Lubbock Police Department learned from a confidential source that Jessica Holl, 28, and Jaime Robertson, 32, were being supplied with large amounts of Fentanyl provided by Sidney Caleb Lanier.

    In May of 2016, the Lubbock Police Department learned from a confidential source that Jessica Holl, 28, and Jaime Robertson, 32, were being supplied with large amounts of Fentanyl provided by Sidney Caleb Lanier.

  • Lubbock woman pleads not guilty to federal charges after fentanyl drug bust

    Lubbock woman pleads not guilty to federal charges after fentanyl drug bust

    Friday, February 10 2017 7:40 PM EST2017-02-11 00:40:43 GMT
    Jamie Robertson pleads not guilty to federal drug chargesJamie Robertson pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

    On Friday afternoon, a Lubbock woman pleaded not guilty to federal charges following a multi-agency drug raid involving Fentanyl last year. Jamie Robertson pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Fentanyl and Furanyl Fentanyl. 

    On Friday afternoon, a Lubbock woman pleaded not guilty to federal charges following a multi-agency drug raid involving Fentanyl last year. Jamie Robertson pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Fentanyl and Furanyl Fentanyl. 

  • Proper fentanyl administration 'safe', 'effective'

    Proper fentanyl administration 'safe', 'effective'

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 7:30 AM EDT2016-11-02 11:30:12 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)

    Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller many degrees of magnitude more potent than morphine, was found to be the main focus of last week's raid. And while the powerful substance is currently under serious scrutiny, physicians stress that with fentanyl and many other prescription drugs, the danger lies in the drug getting in the wrong hands.

    Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller many degrees of magnitude more potent than morphine, was found to be the main focus of last week's raid. And while the powerful substance is currently under serious scrutiny, physicians stress that with fentanyl and many other prescription drugs, the danger lies in the drug getting in the wrong hands.

  • Experimenting with fentanyl like playing with fire

    Experimenting with fentanyl like playing with fire

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 9:48 PM EST2016-11-23 02:48:31 GMT
    Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)

    For years we've heard about cocaine and heroin addiction. Now, the drug fentanyl is becoming a familiar name because of recent drug busts.

    For years we've heard about cocaine and heroin addiction. Now, the drug fentanyl is becoming a familiar name because of recent drug busts.

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  • LP&L, Xcel Energy sign 2 year power contract

    LP&L, Xcel Energy sign 2 year power contract

    Friday, March 24 2017 6:27 AM EDT2017-03-24 10:27:36 GMT

    Contract will supply the City of Lubbock with 400 megawatts of capacity, effectively covering all power supply needs through 2021.

    Contract will supply the City of Lubbock with 400 megawatts of capacity, effectively covering all power supply needs through 2021.

  • British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

    British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-03-24 09:58:31 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-03-24 09:58:31 GMT

    London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England.

    London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England.

  • House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

    House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:57 AM EDT2017-03-24 09:57:35 GMT
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    Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul.

    Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul.

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