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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 ...
York County officials discuss heroin at Hanover meeting

- 2 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: More than 100 members of the Hanover-area community shared knowledge, stories and support during a York County Heroin Task Force meeting Wednesday at the Hanover Hospital Wellness and Education Center.

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Feds: Man tried to stuff heroin under police cruiser seat

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Detroit man accused of hiding heroin under the seat of a police car has pleaded guilty to a possession charge. Twenty-one-year-old Khaleef Teron Chandler entered the plea Monday to possession with intent to distribute ...

Concerns about fentanyl laced heroin in Vermont

Preliminary lab results showed traces of heroin and fentanyl were found in their Burlington home. Endicott says fentanyl is 20 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. The risk, he adds, is when people don't know they are ...

Kinston Police preparing for posible spike in heroin overdoses

WNCT: KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Kinston Department of Public Safety distributed “Narcan Kits” to all of its uniformed officers as it braces for a possible spike in heroin overdoses. “We are hearing intel reports that…opium, heroin, morphine is making a ...

Manslaughter charge arises from fatal heroin OD

WHIO: A 26-year-old Brookville man is accused of manslaughter in the fatal heroin OD of another Brookville man in May 2014. A Montgomery County grand jury on Monday returned a multiple-count indictment accusing Brian Hawk of manslaughter and other ...

Medical Examiner investigates more than a dozen probable heroin deaths in

fox6now.com: MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has been involved in the investigation of 16 probable heroin intoxication deaths in just the last week. Twelve deaths occurred in Milwaukee and four occurred in neighboring counties. A final ...

Hepatitis C cases soar with Maine heroin epidemic

WCSH-TV: But there's something else that's going up at an alarming rate, thanks to heroin its cases of Hepatitis C. Our media partners, Portland Press Herald reports Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said infections have more than tripled from ...

Deaths from fentanyl-laced heroin surge

Baltimore Sun (blog): The synthetic opiod, which federal officials say is 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin, is blamed in the deaths of hundreds of drug users nationwide since 2013. Health, law enforcement and counselors began issuing warnings more than a year ago ...

Three found dead from heroin overdoses

Local law enforcement agencies are investigating the three fatalities, and Tony Tambasco, forensic scientist at the Mansfield Police Department, tested each substance and confirmed pure heroin was involved in all three cases, according to Major Joe ...

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Baltimore officials say fentanyl-laced heroin responsible for 39 deaths

Baltimore Sun (blog): Baltimore tries to curb deaths related to fentanyl-laced heroin; says 39 have died from overdoses this year. Baltimore health officials are launching a public awareness campaign to make drug users aware that the heroin they're using may be laced with ...

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Merrillville man charged with trafficking heroin

Chicago Tribune: According to it, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency were investigating another drug dealer, Derrick Carter, in Louisville. A confidential informant told them that someone from Gary was selling Carter about three kilograms of heroin a week and ...

Merrillville man charged with trafficking heroin - Post-Tribune - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune: According to it, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency were investigating another drug dealer, Derrick Carter, in Louisville. A confidential informant told them that someone from Gary was selling Carter about three kilograms of heroin a week and ...

Wallingford Man Charged With Heroin and Crack Offenses

Patch.com: The indictment alleges that between February and May 2015, Jeffrey Smith, Robbie Smith and London conspired with others to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. According to court documents and statements made in court, the three men shared a mobile ...

Shaker Heights man charged in large heroin ring found not guilty

cleveland.com: CLEVELAND, Ohio — A federal jury found a Shaker Heights man charged with dealing heroin as part of a large-scale drug ring not guilty Thursday. Corey Etheridge, 23, was accused by prosecutors of dealing nearly an ounce of heroin during a sale ...

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Plea: Heroin found in Pringles potato chips can

HUNTINGTON - A late June plea agreement revealed a Detroit man hid heroin in a Pringles can and iPhone boxes. David Darrell Walker, 37, of Detroit, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers ...

Our view: Battles won and lost as heroin continues to take its toll

The Salem News: On Monday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey revealed details of the breakup of a heroin mixing and sales operation based in Lawrence. Police seized 22 kilograms of fentanyl-laced heroin in Manchester, N.H., Lawrence and Andover, a haul ...

15th Circuit DEU, Georgetown Sheriff's deputies arrests three for heroin

SCNow: Agents, working with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office and the Georgetown Police Department to address sales of heroin in Georgetown County, observed Clarence Joseph Thomas, Adrian Akeem Cooper and Jodi Michelle Lambert on Highmarket ...

Heroin in the heartland: Small-town America at epicenter of epidemic

Stockton Record: The cost is prohibitive compared to “cheap” black-tar heroin sold by efficient “mom-and-pop” teams from Najarit. They dispatch rotating ranks of undocumented farmers and laborers. Addicts call a phone number, meet the dealer at a precise location ...

Fatal Heroin Overdoses Rise Again

For the second straight year, the state has recorded a significant increase in the number of fatal heroin overdoses. According to figures provided by the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 325 people died of overdoses involving heroin in 2014, which is up from 257 in 2013 and 174 in 2012.

Hartford police seize hundreds of grams of pure heroin

Undercover operations by Hartford police were able to seize thousands of bags of heroin as well as hundreds of grams of pure heroin in two related incidents on Tuesday.

Customs: Man's underpants load of heroin worth $61, 000

Ben Hooper NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Customs officers in New York said a man entering the country from Colombia was found to be hiding $61,000 worth of heroin in the crotch of his underwear.

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St. Louis-area law enforcement leads initiative to tackle heroin cases: News

STLtoday.com: ST. LOUIS • The 40 or so police officers, special agents, prosecutors and investigators who sat in the training room shared some heroin battle stories: • The autistic boy who sat in the child abuse investigator's office, imitating the gurgling noises ...

St. Louis-area law enforcement leads initiative to tackle heroin cases

STLtoday.com: They were not at the St. Louis Regional Heroin Summit to simply swap battle stories — they wanted to agree to a battle plan. The summit, which organizers said was one of the first of its kind, was held this week at the St. Louis division of the Drug ...

Alleged Sonoma heroin kingpin arrested

SFBay: Bay Area law enforcement agencies have arrested the alleged leader and three alleged co-conspirators of a heroin distribution ring that sold the drug in Sonoma County to people addicted to prescription opiates, a Santa Rosa police sergeant said. The ...

Alleged Sonoma County heroin distribution ring members arrested

KTVU San Francisco: SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU and wires) -- Bay Area law enforcement agencies have arrested the alleged leader and three alleged co-conspirators of a heroin distribution ring that sold the drug in Sonoma County to people addicted to prescription opiates, ...

Alleged Sonoma heroin kingpin arrested :: SFBay | San

Bay Area law enforcement agencies have arrested the alleged leader and three alleged co-conspirators of a heroin distribution ring that sold the drug in Sonoma County to people addicted to prescription opiates, a Santa ...

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The more humane drug to use in executions? Heroin

azcentral.com: ... not use marijuana overdoses to execute those who truly deserve death? And if both those arguments are merely feints in the culture wars, as I suspect, then why not use heroin overdoses to carry out painless, certain executions? —John Kannarr ...

The more humane drug to use in executions? Heroin - AZCentral.com

azcentral.com: ... not use marijuana overdoses to execute those who truly deserve death? And if both those arguments are merely feints in the culture wars, as I suspect, then why not use heroin overdoses to carry out painless, certain executions? —John Kannarr ...

Heroin Deaths Rising in Mid-Michigan

WILX-TV: More people are using heroin and the problem is so bad public health leaders are calling it a crisis in Mid-Michigan. In Ingham county alone 11 people died from heroin overdoses in the first four months of this year, that's twice as many as this time ...

Fighting Md.'s surge in heroin use requires a new strategy, task force told

Heroin use has spiked sharply in the past few years, a trend that has alarmed local as well as state politicians. In 2013, the number of fatal heroin overdoses had nearly doubled from the amount since 2010, and it surpassed the state's 387 homicides.

Police make multiple arrests after suspected heroin overdoses

CADILLAC — Heroin overdoses led Cadillac City Police to make multiple arrests. Cadillac City Police reported two suspected heroin overdoses at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital Friday. Cadillac police and the Traverse Narcotics Team investigated the overdoses.

Pastor: Prayer reducing heroin overdoses

After six weekly Power LUNCH (Launching Unified Neighborhood Community Healing) programs at the former Verity Middle School, Lamar Ferrell, pastor at Berachah Church, reports an increase in attendance and a drop in heroin overdoses.

Experts say heroin epidemic can be solved with more resources

As the number of deaths from heroin overdoses continues to rise in New Hampshire, experts gathered in Dover on Friday to see what can be done about the problem.

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