Drug called ‘Pink’ killed her 21-year-old son, now heartbroken Texas woman is warning others

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 6:26 PM

What is the Street Drug Pink and Why is it so Dangerous?

A Texas is woman is warning others about a drug with the street name “Pink” after it was listed on her son’s death certificate, along with heroin.

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The drug is many times more powerful than morphine, according to the Texas Poison centerKTVA reported, and Mary Elliot had never heard of it before.

Her son, Jeremy Elliot, 21, died in April after sinking into a coma following an overdose.

Heroin and something called U-47700 were listed on his death certificate. 

Mary Elliot told KHOU she wondered, “What is this? Is this bath salts?” after seeing the certificate.

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“(The drug) is anywhere between seven and eight times more potent than morphine is,” said Texas Poison Center director Jean Cleary, according to CBS News.

The center said at least three people died from “Pink” last year.

“My son just tried something and it took ahold of him,” Mary Elliot told KHOU.

“I thought I did everything right and when this happened I asked myself what I did wrong,” Elliot said.

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She has since formed a Facebook support group called MAH, Mothers Against Heroin, in hopes of helping others learn from her tragedy.

Woman holds decoration drive to help victims of Hurricane Harvey celebrate holidays

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

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As Texas continues to recover during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many are trying to figure out how they will celebrate the holiday season after they’ve lost everything.

One woman came up with an idea to help bring a little normalcy for hurricane victims during the next few weeks and help brighten up their temporary homes this Christmas, KBMT reported.

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Meredith Love, with some help from Gretchen Scoggins and schools in Hardin County, Texas, organized a free holiday decoration giveaway.

Love and the others collected donations through social media to provide ornaments, trees and garlands to Hurricane Harvey victims this past weekend, KBMT reported.

Love posted on her Facebook page that more than 200 people were able to collect something to make their living arrangements a little more homey this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Marine plane crash: Family, friends identify some killed in accident

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 9:11 AM

In this photo provided by Jimmy Taylor, smoke and flames come from the wreckage of a military transport airplane crashed in a field near Itta Bena, Miss., on the western edge of Leflore County, Monday, July 10, 2017, killing several.
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In this photo provided by Jimmy Taylor, smoke and flames come from the wreckage of a military transport airplane crashed in a field near Itta Bena, Miss., on the western edge of Leflore County, Monday, July 10, 2017, killing several.(Jimmy Taylor via AP)

Military training jet crashes in Tennessee

Published: Sunday, October 01, 2017 @ 11:36 PM

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File photo. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images for NASCAR)(Brandon Wade/Getty Images for NASCAR)

A military training plane crashed Sunday in the Cherokee National Forest near Tellico Plains, Tennessee.

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Two pilots, an instructor and student, were aboard a T-45C Goshawk training in the area and had not returned to the Naval Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi, according to the U.S. Navy.

Their status is unknown.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Navy recovers remains of 10 sailors killed in USS John S. McCain crash

Published: Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 9:35 PM

USS John S. McCain: Remains Of All 10 Missing Sailors Found

Update 9:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 27: The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said on Sunday that officials have recovered the bodies of all 10 sailors killed when the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship on Aug. 21 near Singapore.

Officials continue to investigate the collision.

Original report: The U.S. Navy on Thursday identified a sailor whose remains were found after the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship near Singapore earlier this week.

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Divers recovered the remains of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, officials said.

Nine other sailors remain missing. Navy officials identified them as:

  • Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Missouri
  • Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, from Texas
  • Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, from Maryland
  • Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, from Ohio
  • Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, from Maryland
  • Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, from New York
  • Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, from Connecticut
  • Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, from Texas
  • Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, from Illinois 

Crews searched a 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore after the Liberian-flagged Alnic MC and the USS John S. McCain collided on Monday. Five sailors were injured.

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Divers continued Thursday to search the flooded compartments of the USS John S. McCain, although officials said the efforts had shifted from a rescue to a recovery mission.

Monday’s crash was the second major collision involving a U.S. Navy warship from the 7th Fleet in two months, according to The Navy Times. It is the fourth accident involving a naval vessel in the Pacific this year, according to The Washington Post.

Monday’s accident prompted officials to launch an investigation of the 7th Fleet. Navy Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, said the Navy will take a one-day operational pause in response to the accident, to “ensure we are taking all appropriate immediate measures to enhance the Navy’s safe and effective operation around the world.”

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The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the commander of the 7th Fleet was dismissed in the aftermath of the crash.