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The Park City School District and the Summit County Sheriff’s office will host an event on Monday for parents and caregivers to learn about issues that threaten the wellbeing of our children. They’ll have an expert talking about the Dark Web, deadly drugs and overall risky elements that are easily accessed through the internet. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The 17-year old teen accused of distributing illegal substances that were shipped to a Park City address from over seas has denied the charges in Summit County’s Third District Juvenile Court. Third District Juvenile Judge, Elizabeth Knight commended the teen for complying with her in home detention over the past few weeks and approved her transfer to a residential treatment facility.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Park City Police Department has updated information on the toxicology reports of the two Treasure Mountain Junior High students who died in September.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Park City Police say a juvenile has been charged as a result of their investigation into the deaths of two 13 year old boys.

Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth died a couple of days apart in September.   Both boys were students at Treasure Mountain Junior High School. 

Police have not determined what caused the boys’ deaths.  However, right after they died the Park City School District and Park City Police issued a community alert about a synthetic opioid called “pink”.   They say the drug is easily available over the internet. 

Since the deaths of the two boys from Treasure Mountain Junior high, Park City School District Superintendent, Dr. Ember Conley has been approached by many concerned leaders and groups throughout the community. They want to be a part of the efforts to implement meaningful and effective drug prevention measures.

Carolyn Murray has more:

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Two search warrants reveal more information about a synthetic opioid called “pink” in the Park City community.  According to the affidavits for search warrants in Summit and Wasatch counties,  on September 13th a juvenile female told police officers that two months earlier, two juvenile males asked her  to help them obtain a controlled substance through the mail.   The two boys told her that the contents of the package were legal, but their parents were screening their mail for drugs so they couldn’t have the package sent to them.    She said in mid-August, a package from C

On Tuesday night, the FBI and DEA presented a documentary film about the realities and ravages of Opioid addiction.  The panel of experts that convened  was diverse, covering the medical community, law enforcement,mental health and substance abuse professionals.  

KPCW reporter, Carolyn Murray attended the screening and the discussion panel that followed.

The film is a graphic depiction of Opioid addiction in the United States.  Special agents from the DEA and FBI , along with Community Health Workers, participated in the panel discussion that followed the movie.  

They indicate the  abuse of pain killers and synthetic opiates in Utah and nationwide is unprecedented.

Carolyn Murray was covering the event for KPCW.

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“Chasing the Dragon” is a 45 minute documentary about opioid abuse produced by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  The people who made the film say every parent should see it.   A free screening is Tuesday, September 27, 6pm at the Eccles Center.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.

There is a community forum Monday night at 6pm at the Park City Library to help parents who are struggling with how to talk to their kids about drug use and suicide prevention.   KPCW will air the forum live.

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