Xylazine-Related Overdose Deaths Surge in Hawaii as Drug Trafficking Increases

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The use of the animal tranquilizer xylazine appears to be on the rise in Hawaii. According to the executive director of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, Gary Yabuta, there were four overdose deaths involving xylazine in the state in 2023. This is a significant increase from the previous three years, … Read more

Human Trafficking Network Busted in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with Arrest of Suspect Nieem Johnson

As Trenton, New Jersey, marks Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a recent case in Burlington County sheds light on the insidious nature of these crimes. Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, along with the Division of Criminal Justice, recently announced that charges were filed against a suspect who allegedly operated a human trafficking network in New Jersey … Read more

Florida Cabinet Unites Against Human Trafficking with New Legislation and Strong Commitment from Elected Officials

Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Cabinet has united in a stand against human trafficking, a pervasive issue in the state, which ranks third in the country for reported cases. Attorney General Ashley Moody revealed that the Cabinet is designating January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month, with elected officials issuing statements affirming their commitment to combating … Read more

Florida Governor and Attorney General Recognize January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month with Cabinet Resolution

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Governor Ron DeSantis, along with all members of the Florida Cabinet, have recognized January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the state. The resolution aims to address the issue of human trafficking, which affects an estimated 27.6 million victims worldwide, according to the U.S. Department of … Read more

Human Trafficking Battle in Florida Boosted by Crime Stoppers Collaboration with Place of Hope

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – Place of Hope is teaming up with Crime Stoppers to combat human trafficking, a growing concern in the state and across the nation. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, shedding light on the urgent need to raise awareness and educate the public about this heinous crime. According to experts … Read more

Florida Fights Against Human Trafficking with Place of Hope and Crime Stoppers Partnership

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is gearing up to raise awareness and educate people about the appalling crime of human trafficking as National Human Trafficking Prevention month approaches in January. Experts working with victims have observed a rise in cases involving children under 18 being exploited, indicating the urgency of the issue. Amidst this concerning trend, … Read more