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Heroin claims 3 lives in Topton; public meeting planned to address growing

WFMZ Allentown: Brandywine Heights Area School District is also planning to host a public meeting to educate community members on the dangers of heroin and what warning signs parents and grandparents should be looking out for. "I think it is a good idea. A lot of ...
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Tips lead to heroin arrest

MANSFIELD – METRICH detectives arrested a Detroit man on heroin possession charges Wednesday thanks to several tips submitted through an anonymous tip line. Vernon Morgan, 20, was arrested late Wednesday night at a residence in the first block of ...

Feds urged to carry naloxone kits against heroin

Attorney General Eric Holder calls on law enforcement personnel to carry the antidote drug that reverses heroin overdose

In Irish Channel drug bust, NOPD seizes $18k in heroin, website reports

The Times-Picayune: Police officers arrested Ernest Gaskin, 59, after they say they witnessed him doing a hand-to-hand drug interaction about 8 a.m., the website reported. Inside Gaskin's black Infiniti, officers found more than a dozen individually wrapped bags of heroin ...

Cobb and Fulton men indicted for murder for providing heroin to woman

The three friends began partying with extra-pure heroin and Alpharetta police said the 20-year-old woman overdosed almost immediately. Her two “friends” spent next 10 hours waiting to see if she would wake up. After Chelsea Bennett was dead, 911 was ...

Feds urged to carry naloxone kits to combat heroin overdoses

CBS News: Federal law enforcement officials may soon be equipped with naloxone kits, a drug which reverses opioid and heroin overdose. A memorandum issued on Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder urged federal agencies -- including the FBI, Department of ...

Overdose deaths remain unchanged, heroin-related deaths on the rise

Kentucky overdose deaths stayed steady in 2013, while the number of deaths attributed to heroin continued to climb, according to a report issued Thursday by the Office of Drug Control Policy.  

Indianapolis man gets 33 years for pushing heroin

WANE: U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker handed down the sentence of 400 months to Anthony Lomax, 39, following his convictions on charges including conspiring to possess heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin ...

2 Hoboken men charged in heroin overdose: police

The Jersey Journal: Police officers charged two Hoboken men with heroin possession after responding to a call Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Kevin Cawley, 52, was found unresponsive in his home on Willow Avenue by police officers, while Renato Smolic, 50, screamed for ...

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Heroin dealer sentenced to more than 33 years

Indianapolis Star: A jury earlier this year found Anthony Lomax, 30, Indianapolis, guilty of conspiring to possess heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin and illegal possession of firearms, among several other crimes, according to a ...

Heroin dealer sentenced to more than 33 years

An Indianapolis heroin dealer has been sentenced to more than 33 years in federal prison in connection with various drug and firearms crimes.                

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AG Eric Holder: Police Should Carry Heroin Antidote Naxolone

NBCNews.com: It has come to our attention that the browser you are using is either not running javascript or out of date. Please enable javascript and/or update your browser if possible. Attorney General Eric Holder is urging the nation's law enforcement agencies ...

Justice Department wants workers to carry heroin antidote

U.S. law enforcement agents who deal with heroin addicts may begin carrying the drug naloxone to reverse overdoses, the Justice Department said on Thursday, responding to a surge in heroin use in the United States. Attorney General Eric Holder said he urged federal law enforcement agencies to identify those workers and determine whether they should be trained in how to administer the medication ...

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47 Arrested in Jamestown Heroin Bust

WGRZ-TV: Police say they seized more 3,000 baggies of heroin, with an estimated value of $60,000, all of which was intended to be distributed in Jamestown. State Police say the defendants brought the drug from New York City and Philadelphia to Jamestown.

Man caught with heroin, needles following traffic stop

Police throughout New York, Vermont, and the Upper Valley have arrested dozens of suspected heroin dealers and users since the start of 2014. More · On the WPTZ app? Tap here to view mugshots of people arrested in 2014 on heroin-related charges.

Myanmar makes $2.3M heroin bust in 'Golden Triangle'

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms (310 lbs) of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday, July 31. Two men were arrested in the border town of Tachileik in eastern Shan State ...

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Reckitt Benckiser to spin off heroin treatment business

Reuters: LONDON (Reuters) - Reckitt Benckiser plans to spin off its heroin-addiction treatment in the next 12 months as sales slide under pressure from rival copycat versions of the drug. Sales of Suboxone have slumped and Reckitt has two new pharmaceutical ...

Reckitt Benckiser to spin off heroin treatment business

LONDON (Reuters) - Reckitt Benckiser plans to spin off its heroin-addiction treatment in the next 12 months as sales slide under pressure from rival copycat versions of the drug. Sales of Suboxone have ...

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Heroin overdose death nets 20-year sentence

Daily Journal Online: Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte sentenced Christopher Sebastian, 22, of Leadington, to 20 years in prison for possession of heroin with intent to sell and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of 36-year-old Michael Lambing of ...

Truck driver jailed following discovery of $1 million heroin stash during

Baltimore Sun: A California truck driver is being held without bail in Harford County after being charged in connection with the discovery of $1 million worth of suspected heroin and $100,000 worth of suspected methamphetamines during a police traffic stop on I-95 ...

5 people arrested in major heroin trafficking ring

Several police agencies executed multiple search warrants Wednesday in connection with a major heroin trafficking organization. Lorain Police Officers say this was the result of a yearlong investigation.

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Investigators release details in largest heroin bust in Lorain history

fox8.com: LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio–Investigators released new details at a press conference on Thursday in what they call the largest heroin bust in Lorain history. Investigators said they made seven arrests and seized heroin with a street value of $70,000. Right ...

Myanmar makes $2.9 million heroin bust in 'Golden Triangle'

YANGON - Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms (310 lbs) of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday. Two men were arrested in the border town of Tachileik in eastern Shan State during the bust, which netted drugs with a street value of $2.3 million (S$2.9 million), police told AFP. "We seized 404 ...

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