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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 ...
Police focus on education to battle heroin

- 4 days ago @ stevenspointjournal.com: Ruder hosted a heroin summit for police Thursday, the third such meeting held in the region. Leaders in the law enforcement community have used the summits to seek effective ways to address the rise of heroin use in central Wisconsin. Portage County ...

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Trying to Stop Rising Heroin Use

It's a drug that can tear a family apart. People younger and younger are using heroin, to such a degree that state police and health workers met Monday at Michigan's first ever "Heroin Summit." The meeting is aimed at finding ways to stop the drug from spreading.

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.

Heroin clouded Tichelman's judgment during Santa Cruz yacht overdose, attorney says

There are two things prosecutors and defense attorneys agree on: Alix Tichelman was a high-priced prostitute, and she abused heroin. On Monday the 26-year-old woman hid behind her long dark hair during a brief appearance in a Santa Cruz courtroom. The judge scheduled a discovery hearing for Dec. 5 to hand additional evidence over to the defense team. Tichelman's attorneys are asking for ...

Muscogee sheriff, DEA nab almost $45000 worth of heroin

In what Muscogee County Sheriff John T. Darr calls "the largest heroin seizure" in recent memory, local law enforcement banded together with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the United States Post Office to confiscate nearly four ounces of heroin ...

Google exec's heroin overdose an 'accident, ' Alix Tichelman's attorneys say

SANTA CRUZ - Attorneys for accused killer call girl Alix Tichelman struck back against prosecutors outside Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Monday, saying the death of Google executive Forrest Hayes was an "accident" and that Tichelman panicked ...

Attorney: Heroin Clouded Prostitute's Judgment

Heroin clouded judgment of prostitute accused in Google executive's death on yacht

Heroin Use On The Rise In North Carolina

More and more Americans are dying from heroin overdoses. We take a look at North Carolina, where 183 people died from the drug last year.

Feds announce indictments in NWI heroin trade

nwitimes.com: MICHIGAN CITY | The arrest of nine people announced today in Michigan City "took a significant bite out of the heroin network in Northwest Indiana" according to U.S. Attorney David Capp. The arrests were the result of an 18-month investigation by law ...

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 ...

IN HURON COUNTY..

Two men facing heroin distribution charges in Huron County

The Bay City Times: During the raids at 4760 Learman in Sigel Township and 935 E. Huron in Bad Axe, police said they found 46 small packets of what they believe is heroin, marijuana, prescription medication, nearly $300 in cash, drug paraphernalia and other drug-related ...

Heroin dealer faces 4 years in prison

Suspect involved in one of largest heroin busts in Huron County history. A man agreed to a plea deal Tuesday for one of the largest heroin busts in Huron County history.

IN THE AREA..

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 OVERDOSE..

Akron man saved by heroin antidote now accused of selling woman fatal

Police reports say Dice had a history of overdosing on heroin. Buell also faces charges relating to his own heroin overdose on Sept. 26. Police found Buell unresponsive in an upstairs bedroom at a home in the 200 block of Bowmansville Street after he ...

Morris family remembers woman who died of heroin overdose

The Herald-News: According to the Centers For Disease Control, the rate of deaths caused by heroin overdoses doubled in 28 states between 2010 and 2012. The agency released a report two weeks ago detailing the rise in heroin deaths, a drug that has flooded the illegal ...

Heroin deaths jump dramatically in much of U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the nation, a new government study said.

HEROIN DISTRIBUTION..

Heroin fight a hot topic in DuPage sheriff's race

Chicago Tribune: A candidate for DuPage County sheriff clashes with his former boss on how to best combat heroin distribution in the area. Republican Sheriff John Zaruba faces a challenge in the Nov. 4 election from one of his former deputies, Democrat Mike Quiroz.

DuPage sheriff candidates target heroin influx

A candidate for DuPage County sheriff clashes with his former boss on how to best combat heroin distribution in the area.

THIS YEAR..

Taunton heroin death is city's first since April

Boston Globe: Taunton, where opioid overdoses spiked earlier this year but then plummeted after alarmed city officials took action, on Wednesday recorded its first heroin-related death since April. The victim was Branden Tribble, 22, according to Tribble's father ...

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