By: Lt. Jason J. Grellner, Vice President National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition Listening to, and reading the transcript of, the “60 Minutes” interview of Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), I felt betrayed. In response, I would tell Director Botticelli that the past 40 years of drug law enforcement
This article by Guy W. Farmer appeared in the Nevada Appeal on January 17th. Sheriff Ken Furlong blamed a marijuana deal gone bad for a murder that occurred here last Monday morning. And that got me thinking about the “medical” pot shop that will open in Carson City later this year. It was going to
When Lakeisha Holloway plowed her ’96 Oldsmobile 4-door sedan into a group of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip last month, the reasons behind the reckless act were baffling. Yet, the results were quickly apparent. Holloway, 24, had her toddler in the car with her. Luckily, the 3-year-old was unharmed. Not so lucky was Jessica
In recent weeks, numerous articles have discussed the opiate overdose epidemic in the country. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 44 people die each day in the United States from an overdose of prescription painkillers – a sobering statistic. When news reports saturate the airwaves about a particular drug problem and efforts are steered
Drug abuse is rampant in the United States. Overdose deaths have been rising, youth use has increased, and the drugs that are out there have become even more dangerous through synthetics and higher doses. One of the most abused and dangerous drugs in America is heroin. Business Insider recently posted an article about the main
Hi there! My name is Audrey Horning. I am 17 years old and a senior at TMCC high school. I am also a member of the Speak Out program through Join Together Northern Nevada. I have been with Speak out for almost a year now! In this program, myself and other high school students
This year JTNN hosted a marijuana related PSA contest and received 37 submissions from students all over Washoe County. Check out the winners below and thank you to all that participated.
This post originally appeared in the Nevada Appeal on February 8, 2015 and was written by Guy W. Farmer. The Medical Marijuana Express is headed straight for Carson City, and we’d better get ready for its arrival here later this year. That was the important message I heard at an under-publicized but fact-filled Medical Marijuana Seminar in
In November JTNN executive director, Jennifer Snyder was featured on News Talk 780 KOH with Monica Jaye. Listen to the story below featuring information on prescription drugs, marijuana and other drugs threatening our community.
Join Together Northern Nevada's Prevention Committee presents: The National Drug Facts Week Art Contest. The JTNN visual art contest is open to all Washoe County students k-12 grade. Winners will be selected for best elementary, middle and high school. For more information on prizes and submissions please click here.