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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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Trio charged with heroin possession

Police arrested three Paterson residents in Elmwood Park last week on heroin-related charges.

3 suspected heroin dealers arrested in Nashville

In a continuing effort to identity and arrest suspected heroin dealers and distributors, Metro police arrested 42-year-old Robert Froster, his brother 52-year-old Mark Grant, and 39-year-old Tony Butler.

DEA details Denver-area heroin bust

9NEWS.com: DENVER – Federal and local law enforcement say they've dismantled a large heroin drug trafficking organization with connections to Mexico. "This one is major," said Barbra Roach, the special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for ...

Police: Long Branch driver accused of heroin possession in deadly pedestrian

The Star-Ledger: Police found marijuana and heroin in the vehicle, Roebuck said. Lab tests are pending to determine if there is any connection between the drugs and the crash, he said. Herrera was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of heroin and being ...

Tallwood High teacher gets 3 years for pot, heroin

VIRGINIA BEACH A former orchestra teacher will serve three years in prison for drug crimes after marijuana and heroin were found in his office at Tallwood High School. An assistant principal smelled marijuana in the school Nov. 5, and a school resource officer traced the odor to Christopher James Brydge's office, according to a news release from the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.

Wayne man charged in overdose heroin death of Berwyn man

Main Line: A Wayne man is facing numerous charges this week in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Berwyn man in August. The suspect has been identified as Dillion Julius Quinn, 19, of the 900 block of Henry Avenue in Wayne. According to police ...

NJ man arrested for 'Ebola' heroin

USA TODAY: TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey man known as "Hammer" was arrested Monday for dealing heroin under the brand name "Ebola," according to a statement from police. Toms River Police Department's Special Enforcement Team raided a room at a ...

Two plead guilty to involvement in heroin bust

The Herald Bulletin: Jon Niccum, 38, and his girlfriend, Jayme Dollens, 22, accepted deals on charges of dealing heroin for their involvement in a large drug seizure earlier this summer. The details of their pleas weren't available on Tuesday, but deputy prosecutor Dan ...

FIRST EVER HEROIN SUMMIT..

Officials holding the state's first-ever heroin summit

WOODTV.com: (WOOD) – As heroin use in Michigan continues to rise, officials are holding the state's first-ever Heroin Summit to address the issue. The Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Department of Education and Michigan State Police Department ...

State holds first ever heroin summit

500 law enforcement and public health officials met in East Lansing on Monday for the state's first-ever heroin summit. It's a growing issue in the state and close to home.

FATAL DOSE OF HEROIN..

Fatal dose of heroin given to Google exec was 'accidental, ' attorney says

Los Angeles Times: A moment of panic led a high-priced escort to leave without calling for help after she gave a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin on his yacht, her attorneys said Monday. Alix Tichelman, 26, is accused of manslaughter, prostitution and drug ...

Fatal dose of heroin given to Google exec was 'accidental, ' attorney says

A moment of panic led a high-priced escort to leave without calling for help after she gave a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin on his yacht, her attorneys said Monday.

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Heroin treatment far away for many in Del.

The News Journal: Southern Delaware has a bigger heroin problem than does its larger neighbor to the north, state and local police say. But when an addict hits bottom here, he or she could be offered a tent rather than a bed in a halfway house. Treatment services are ...

Downstate Delaware's hidden heroin epidemic

The News Journal: Southern Delaware has a bigger heroin problem than does its larger neighbor to the north, state and local police say. But when an addict hits bottom here, he or she could be offered a tent rather than a bed in a halfway house. Treatment services are ...

Group offers help to heroin addicts' families

The News Journal: Attendees visit information tables before the start of The News Journal's Imagine Delaware forum on heroin addiction in June at Dickinson High School in Milltown. (Photo: THE NEWS JOURNAL/WILLIAM BRETZGE) ...

Spotlight: Prescription drug deaths drop as heroin deaths rise

The resurgence of heroin in Nashville and across the country as an unintended consequence of the war on prescription drugs, according to the Metro Police Department. Narcotics officers confiscated 982 grams of heroin in a raid in 2013. (Photo: Gannett ...

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Casper Residents Run 5K to Raise Awareness for Heroin Abuse

Casper residents gathered Saturday morning to help raise awareness for heroin abuse in the area with a 5k run/walk. This was the first time Casper residents are running for heroin abuse awareness in honor of Dylan Yates, a Casper man who died from a ...

HEROIN ABUSE..

Coalition attacks Fox Valley heroin problem

APPLETON – The rise of heroin abuse and its often deadly consequences have provided a wake-up call on the impact of addiction in the Fox Valley. On Monday, a broad spectrum of individuals began to lay the groundwork to address the uptick in heroin use.

Jagler eyes jobs, heroin, transportation funding

Daily Union: WATERTOWN — If re-elected to Wisconsin's 37th Assembly District, Republican John Jagler said his top priorities will be jobs, solving the transportation funding crisis and attacking the growing problem of heroin abuse statewide. Jagler, 44, of ...

Finding solutions to the region's growing heroin problem

WKYC-TV: CLEVELAND -- Heroin abuse is a growing problem in Northeast Ohio and Saturday several groups came together to talk about solutions. The Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental ...

Heroin abuse still on the rise in Michigan

The death count from heroin abuse has tripled in Michigan over the last decade. 

HEROIN USE..

Heroin summit focuses on ways to battle addiction, use

EAST LANSING – A continuing rise in heroin use and overdose deaths in Michigan drew some 500 health and law enforcement officials today to what is being dubbed as the first Heroin Summit. Hosted by the Michigan State Police and Michigan Department ...

Race battles heroin addiction and its stigma

Highland Park News: Hundreds of people turned out on the chilly fall morning to raise money for the foundation, to show their support, and to help raise awareness for the Highland Park family's cause — battling heroin use and stamping out the stigma that accompanies ...

St. Charles County launches heroin resistance program for teens

ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) Heroin use is a growing epidemic in the U.S. and use among middle and high school aged students is on the rise. St. Charles County prosecutors are taking a proactive measure to expose middle school students to the deadly consequences heroin use can have, even just once.

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