Muse treatment center on Hollywood drug delivery industry behind recent overdose deaths

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/EIN News/ — Los Angeles, June 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles, California –

Los Angeles, California – The convenience of meals delivered to homes, household items and many other products with just a few clicks of your cell phone has arrived in the world of drugs. But authorities in Hollywood, Calif., are warning that home-delivered drugs can come with something no one ever orders: arrest and even a fatal overdose.

Muse Treatment, a Los Angeles alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, urges drug addicts to avoid the dangerous service, noting that at least one person has been found dead in their home after ordering drugs over the phone. Its alleged dealer had a team of drivers to make the deliveries.

Investigators say the man purchased cocaine and oxycodone over the phone from the alleged drug dealer, who offered a full menu of substances including acid, ecstasy, mushrooms and several other drugs . Like any meal or shopping service, the dealer has added a delivery charge.

The client was found dead on his kitchen floor the following morning. He had apparently overdosed on the drug, which officials said was laced with fentanyl.

The victim’s death led to a thorough federal investigation that uncovered the drug delivery service the alleged trafficker was accused of running from his Hollywood apartment. Their job was made a little easier by the long trail of evidence she allegedly left: money collected through cash apps, records stored on laptops and cell phones.

The alleged delivery customer was one of nearly 100,000 Americans who died of drug overdoses in the year ending April 2021 — a record number — according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States. United States. His apparent death from fentanyl was a tragic end that is all too common for drug addicts. Dealers often add synthetic opioids to counterfeit prescription drugs because they are cheap and easy to obtain. But it packs a powerful high that is several times stronger than morphine. Many users are unable to deal with its effects. The drug is responsible for much of the record number of fatal overdoses. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, many of these pills are manufactured in Mexico and imported into the United States.

The Hollywood case wasn’t the first case of someone ordering drugs over the phone, but it’s part of a new twist in the drug trade. According to Interpol, the closures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have led many criminals to use food delivery services to cover their business of delivering drugs and other illegal goods. The international police agency said it had received reports from Irish, Malaysian, Spanish and British police that food delivery drivers were actually delivering drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, ketamine and ecstasy.

Spanish police have arrested seven people for using bicycles, motorbikes and cars to deliver marijuana, cocaine and other drugs, which they concealed in official meal delivery backpacks

In Ireland, police recovered 17 pounds of cocaine and two handguns from pizza boxes.

There have been no reports of drug cases in Europe leading to fatal overdoses, but the drug crisis isn’t limited to the United States, so it’s likely home delivery customers haven’t escaped. at risk.

When isolating at home due to lingering COVID fears, it’s tempting to just pick up the phone and call someone who can provide chemical comfort – just as one may have gotten into the habit of ordering high-calorie comfort foods. Instead, contact Muse Treatment to begin the recovery process for yourself or a loved one. Muse Treatment offers comprehensive treatment for alcohol dependence or other substance use disorders. For assistance or more information, call (800) 426-1818.

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For more information about Muse Treatment, contact the company here:

Muse treatment
(800) 426-1818
1251 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024



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