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Omaha DEA Investigators Seize 32,000 Fake Pills During 2-Day Span in July

By Josh Kristianto, KETV

"Approximately 32,000 fake pills were seized by investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration Omaha Division during a two-day span starting July 8, according to the DEA.

According to the DEA, some of those pills were laced with lethal doses of fentanyl.

“Fake pills, designed to look like legitimate prescription medications, are readily available on the streets of Nebraska,” Justin C. King, DEA Omaha Division Special Agent in Charge, said in a statement. “No city or town, be it rural or urban, big or small, is immune to this substance. We want people to be aware of the dangers of taking these pills and other substances of unknown origin.”

The DEA said investigators have apprehended approximately 151,500 pills during the first six months of 2022 in Nebraska — an increase from the total of 82,775 pills seized in 2021."

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YouTurn Omaha creates safe space for kids while educating community about gun violence

By Alyssa Curtis, KMTV 3 News Now

"Music, dancing, food, and raffle giveaways were all found on N. 34th Avenue Thursday evening. The laughs and good times were all in hopes of preventing possible future grief.

YouTurn Omaha held a Family Fun day alongside other local gun violence prevention groups, closing out Gun Violence Prevention month.

"We believe very strongly that there’s a way to resolve conflict without resulting in gun violence," Teresa Negron, Executive Director of YouTurn Omaha said. "We want people in the community to know you can have a good time without violence.

Buffy Bush lost her sister to gun violence back in 2011. On Thursday, she shared her story in hopes of bringing awareness to the impacts of gun violence."

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What's Happening at Coalition Rx?

Farewell and Welcomes

The Coalition Rx family gives a warm farewell to Jori Jones, our former Logistics Manager/Media Specialist. We all wish you the best in your next endeavor!

We've added two new staff members to our team!

Zae Yebe

Administrative Assistant/ Program Facilitator

Zae is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majored in Child, Youth, and Family Studies.

She enjoys spending time with her younger sisters, listening to podcasts, doing yoga, journaling and meditating, and visiting National Parks.

Zae is excited to give back to the Omaha community, by connecting with our youth.



Sunny Kumar

Too Good For Drugs and Violence Program Facilitator

Sunny is a 2nd-year graduate student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center studying anatomy and physiology.

Some of Sunny's hobbies include traveling, hiking, motorcycling, skydiving, and skateboarding. 

He looks forward to getting to know his community better, through Coalition Rx.

New Board Member

Donna L. Polk, Ph.D,LMHP 

Dr. Polk is the Chief Executive Officer at the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC). NUIHC’s service area includes Omaha and Lincoln NE. and Sioux City IA. Programs and services include: Intertribal Residential and Outpatient Treatment, Eagle Heights Affordable and Transitional Housing, Primary Care, Tired Moccasins Elders, Transportation, Project Beacon Sex Trafficking Prevention, and Project Upstream. She also supervises interns and practicum students from area colleges and universities.   

New Community Partner

Heart Ministry Center

Heart Ministry Center is a community center in North Omaha that focuses on providing food distribution, free health, vision, and dental access, laundry service, an intensive job training program, and so much more for individuals and families in need. We at Coalition Rx are excited to be in partnership with the Heart Ministry Center to provide our community with a safe space at our upcoming Picnics!

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