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Elderly Woman Saved from Fentanyl Overdose in Seattle’s Chinatown

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Drug Addiction Crisis

Drug hot spots in Seattle remain disaster zones, especially here in Chinatown-ID. I caught the tail end of an OD save Tuesday evening. I thought it was going to be another White or Black male on the ground. Instead, it was an Asian grandma in her 70’s. She is a regular out here and is usually looking for deals at the black market.

Witnesses say she took “clear+fetty,” which is a combination of crystal meth and fentanyl powder.

The Asian American community better start waking up, the drug addiction crisis is hitting seniors as well.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.