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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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Heroin rates keep rising at hospitals

U-T San Diego: California hospitals continued to see high numbers of heroin-related cases last year despite efforts to stem abuse of the addictive drug, according to newly released data. Emergency room visits and hospital admissions for heroin-related illness surged ...

Three arrested after 393 bags of heroin seized

The News Journal: t;font size="-1">Officers arrested three people after discovering cocaine, marijuana and 393 bags of heroin at multiple residences in the Milford and Georgetown areas. Milford Police Drugs and Narcotics Division concluded their four month investigation Wednesday ... </font>

BCSO seizes record amount of heroin

The News Herald: PANAMA CITY — Investigators recorded the largest street seizure of heroin on Bay County books following the death of local man from overdose, the Bay County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. Three arrests and seizure of about 56 grams of heroin ...

Recovering Heroin Addict Explains Why You Should Care That Overdose Deaths Have Tripled

Dr. Joseph Shrand, who runs the CASTLE substance abuse treatment program in Massachusetts, said seven of his former patients have died in the past month, when he normally sees four or five deaths a year among his 1,900 former patients over the past seven years. "It looks like there are more heroin addicts in their 20s, 30s, 40s," Shrand said.

Jurors hear from drug dealer in Alpharetta heroin death trial

WSB Atlanta: Jurors in the murder trial of an Alpharetta man accused of injecting his friend with heroin heard Thursday from a man who admits he sold the man and his friend the drugs. Prosecutors say Cory Ben-Hanania administered the drugs to his friend, Chelsea ...

As heroin trade grows, a sting in Kenya

Reuters: Law enforcement agencies are worried that a record opium harvest in Afghanistan will flood global heroin markets this year. The United Nations reported Afghan opium cultivation rose 7 percent in 2014. Western drug agencies are worried this will grow ...

Recovering Addict Explains Why You Should Care Heroin Overdose Deaths Tripled

The CDC says heroine overdose deaths have tripled since 2010.

Recovering Heroin Addict Explains Why You Should Care That Overdose

ABC News: A high school soccer and softball player with passing grades, 17-year-old Kiyla would be the last person you'd expect to become addicted to heroin. Even Kiyla didn't want to believe it, and when she did, she wasn't sure she wanted to stop using the ...

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US heroin overdoses shifting to young, white, Midwestern

KTRK-TV: The report released Wednesday examines the rising trend in fatalities involving heroin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, based on death certificates from 2013, tallied drug overdose deaths across the U.S. in which heroin was a ...

Heroin deaths take aim at new type of victims

CBS News: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of heroin deaths nearly quadrupled between 2000 and 2013. The report released Wednesday examines the rising trend in fatalities involving heroin. The report, based on death ...

CDC: Heroin -linked deaths jumped by 39 percent in one year — RT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that 2000 more people died from heroin -related deaths in 2013 than in 2012, as prescription painkillers became harder to obtain and led to a rise in cheaper, illicit ...

HEROIN OVERDOSE DEATHS..

Heroin Overdose Deaths Nearly Quadruple In 13 Years

Huffington Post: Published: 03/04/2015 10:13 AM EST on LiveScience. In a worsening trend, deaths from heroin overdose in the United States increased even more dramatically in recent years than they did over the previous decade, according to a new report.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000 Category: Health News Created: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

BAGS OF HEROIN..

220 bags of heroin, stolen gun recovered in Sussex

The News Journal: Djuan Sheppard, 27, Karen Reale, 38, and David Harris, 43 were arrested after officers executed a warrant on the residence on the 35000 block of Spruce Road 8 a.m. Monday. Officers found 220 bags of heroin, 1.6 grams of cocaine and a stolen .380 ...

Jersey City man charged with having 100 bags of heroin near school

NJ.com: Billy Parks, who made his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing in Jersey City via video link from the Hudson County jail in Kearny yesterday, has been charged with possessing heroin and intending to distribute the drug within 1,000 feet of ...

Milford heroin dealer gets 5½ years in fatal OD case

New Haven Register: Later that day, R.P. was found deceased in his residence, and police found two empty bags of heroin stamped “Much Better,” and two full bags with the same stamp, in his room. The office of the chief state medical examiner determined R.P. died of heroin ...

Toms River Police Seize 841 Bags of Heroin, Arrest Local Man

Toms River police searched a home on the 1200 block of Hancock Road in the township recently and seized more than 800 bags of heroin , plus cash. According to police spokesman Ralph Stocco, the department's Special ...

Officials seize 5000 bags of heroin in Craven County drug bust - WCTI

Three people have been arrested in what officials are saying is one of the biggest heroin busts in Craven County.

HEROIN EPIDEMIC..

Company targets city's heroin epidemic

Eagle-Tribune: HAVERHILL — With the city entrenched in a heroin epidemic, a New Jersey company hopes to tackle the problem with a facility that “will not be like anything else currently in Massachusetts,” according to its CEO. Summit Behavioral Health, a drug and ...

Vermont Heroin Epidemic

New York Times: “Vermont Tackles Heroin, With Progress in Baby Steps” (news article, Feb. 26) provides an eloquent update on efforts to expand opioid treatment access in Vermont, where opioid-related overdoses have continued to escalate and wait lists for treatment ...

Suspect jailed while awaiting trial for heroin-supply sales

WTAE Pittsburgh: "We've been dealing with a heroin epidemic here where we had, we think, over 250 deaths, conservatively, last year, just in Allegheny County," U.S. Attorney David Hickton said after the hearing. Hickton was relying on statistics from OverdoseFreePA, ...

Illinois lawmakers tackle heroin epidemic

WPXI Pittsburgh: Two Illinois lawmakers announced bipartisan legislation Monday that would spend $25 million to combat an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse, although some other politicians doubted that the measure would be approved when the state faces ...

Lawmakers propose plan to fight heroin epidemic

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers outlined a plan to fight a heroin epidemic Monday, including a controversial proposal to loosen penalties on heroin abusers.

Mass. Group Helps Families Survive Heroin Epidemic « CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – It's a devastating epidemic and the toll is growing. More than 700 people in Massachusetts died of opiate overdoses, including heroin , in 2012, the most recent full year of statistics. And families of addicts are ...

HEROIN DEATHS NEARLY..

Heroin deaths nearly triple since 2010

WLS-TV: Heroin deaths nearly triple since 2010. Heroin deaths nearly triple since 2010. A new report from the CDC says deaths from heroin use have nearly tripled since 2010, a problem that many communities in the Chicago area have been fighting for years. Embed.

CONVICTED DRUG DEALER..

Convicted drug dealer allegedly kept heroin stash in home across street from

SILive.com: A convicted drug dealer kept a stash of heroin, crack and packaging equipment in a house right across the street from the Stapleton Criminal Court building, police allege. Barry Sepulveda, 28 -- who on Feb. 22 was caught drunkenly going 100 mph on the ...

Convicted drug dealer kept heroin stash in home across street from Staten

SILive.com: A convicted drug dealer kept a stash of heroin, crack and packaging equipment in a house right across the street from the Stapleton Criminal Court building, police allege. Barry Sepulveda, 28 -- who on Feb. 22 was caught drunkenly going 100 mph on the ...

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