Newsletter - New Trends and Emerging Threats - Pasadena Trends and Emerging Threats - Pasadenaen-us2020-01-26T07:05:12.7205024-06:00Counterfeit "Oxys" Containing Dangerous Fentanyl Trends and Emerging Threats - Pasadena&newsletterid=1628/16/2018 8:18:20 AM<font face="times">Police in Gulfport Mississippi have issued a warning to the public (May 7, 2018) about counterfeit Oxycodone tablets that look like regular &#8220;oxys&#8221; but are actually made of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl. Analysis in a DEA lab revealed the pills contained no oxycodone at all.'America's deadliest drug' found on streets of Houston Trends and Emerging Threats - Pasadena&newsletterid=1146/27/2017 12:00:00 AM<div><font face="times">What has been dubbed "America's deadliest drug" has been found on the streets of Houston, according to city leaders.</font></div><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">Officials said Tuesday that officers recently found 80 grams of a substance that they thought was methamphetamine and sent it to a lab for testing. Those tests revealed that the substance that was found was actually a powerful opioid called carfentanil.Shatter/Marijuana Wax Trends and Emerging Threats - Pasadena&newsletterid=764/14/2016 12:00:00 AMMarijuana wax resembles honey or butter and goes by the street names: shatter, dabs, budder, and honey oil.&nbsp; The wax is a highly potent THC concentrate that is 10 to 20 times more potent than typical marijuana.Synthetic Cannabinoids Today Trends and Emerging Threats - Pasadena&newsletterid=209/11/2015 12:00:00 AM<p>Synthetic cannabinoids are known to the general public by names such as &#8220;synthetic marijuana,&#8221; &#8220;fake pot,&#8221; and &#8220;fake weed.&#8221; This misnomer implies that synthetic cannabinoids are similar to marijuana, but nothing could be further from the truth. Although the green, leafy organic material containing synthetic cannabinoid chemicals may look similar to marijuana, this is where the likeness distinctly ends.