America's Fentanyl Crisis

“Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered. Fentanyl is everywhere. From large metropolitan areas to rural America, no community is safe from this poison. We must take every opportunity to spread the word to prevent fentanyl-related overdose death and poisonings from claiming scores of American lives every day.”

- DEA Administrator Anne Milgram
The Real Deal on Fentanyl
More Americans are dying of drug overdoses than ever before.  Read more:

True Stories

Investigators Warn About Fentanyl Pills Disguised to Look Tylenol
Source: FOX 8

LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) – Lorain police are issuing a warning to the public after they seized powerful narcotics on the street, disguised to look like over-the-counter medicine. [More]

US Annual Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Levels
Source: BBC

More than 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses over a year-long period during the Covid-19 pandemic.


It is the highest yearly death toll from drugs ever recorded in the US.


About This Site

Due to the growth of drug abuse nationally and as a preventative measure, the Houston HIDTA has created this website, StopDrugs Houston to educate the public about dangerous drug  activity and provide a way for residents to report tips to  provide leads for law enforcement.  This community policing initiative has been designed to help keep our neighborhoods and families safe from illegal drugs and related criminal activity. 

Participating Agencies

Harris County Sheriff's OfficeFBITexas National Guard
Fort Bend County Sheriff Walker County SheriffWharton Police Department
Galveston Police Department 
Galveston Sheriff

StopDrugs Houston
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Dead on Arrival
Deceptive drugs made of fentanyl are killing young people across America at an alarming rate. Fentanyl is infiltrating our communities through counterfeit pills, cocaine and any other street drug you can name. Anonymously sold through social media and delivered within minutes. Learn about it now before it kills you or someone you love.

The Dark Wire - Not in Vein
The drugs your kids don't know they're taking - a documentary about open borders and the cartels crossing them to kill our kids.

Report Drug Crimes
Help us identify drug related crimes within our community by submitting an anonymous tip. Click on the button below to submit a tip.

What to Report
Tips on illegal drug activity to include sales, trafficking and drug houses.
Tips on wanted drug fugitives.

Status of Your Tips?
Submitted over the last 90 days. 

Fentanyl Facts
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Chronic State
A clever marketing campaign has led you to believe marijuana is safe. See how marijuana has evolved.  The darkside of the marijuana industry.  Addiction, evironmental destruction, THC extraction, and the marketing towards today's youth. Click here for trailer or see full documentary below.

Chronic State from DrugFree Idaho, Inc. on Vimeo.

Drug Addiction Resources
Prevention Works 
Treatment is Effective
People Recover

Get Help - Resource Links

Under The Influence?
Warning Signs

Signs that let you know whether or not someone you know might be using drugs. 
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So You Think You Want To Try Drugs?
If you think using drugs is a good idea, you need to learn how drugs affect every aspect of your life. The consequences are simply not worth the temporary feelings drugs offer.
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Drug Facts

Adderall use (often prescribed to treat ADHD) has increased among high school seniors from 5.4% in 2009 to 7.5% this year.

Feature Drug Fugitives on Your Website
Help us cast a wide net  to catch Wanted Drug Fugitives.

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Help Capture
Wanted Drug Fugitives
 Wanted drug criminals can be dangerous, therefore never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself. Always contact law enforcement for assistance.

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New Trends and
Emerging Threats

New Opioids, More Powerful than Fentanyl, are Discovered in D.C. Amid Deadly Wave of Overdoses
Source: Washington Post

Forensic analysts have identified a new and highly potent family of synthetic opioids in the District’s illicit drug supply, a worrisome discovery in a city already struggling with a wave of fatal overdoses that shows no signs of abating.


Houston Drugs
In The News

Synthetic Opioids Are an Everything Problem
Source: RAND Corporation
Fatal drug overdoses—primarily from illegally manufactured synthetic opioids—have increased sharply in recent years. And they're not slowing down. Read More >>
Former Football Player Sentenced in Carfentanil Overdose Death of Star Athlete

A 27 year-old Katy resident and former football star at both Cinco Ranch High School and Rice University has been ordered to federal prison for distributing a deadly synthetic opioid, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Read More >>

Opioid Overdoses Are Helping Fuel the Pandemic’s Death Toll
Article by Maryann Mason

Interruptions and isolation tied to COVID-19 have likely made an already deadly pandemic even deadlier.  

The New York Times recently calculated that there were approximately 574,000 excess deaths in the United States during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, from mid-March of 2020 to late February of this year.