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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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- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: A growing heroin epidemic in Milford which claimed two lives in the past year has drawn the attention of federal authorities and resulted in the arrests of two dealers.

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LEX 18 Investigates: More Heroin Overdoses Behind The Wheel

Less than two hours later, another man was found slumped over the wheel of his car and had to be revived with Narcan, a drug firefighters use which counteracts the effect of heroin. Jeremy Kyle, 26, was charged with two counts of first-degree wanton ...

Spike in heroin-related cases concerning police and health care agencies

“Past couple of years, especially this year, we've seen an increase in that activity in our area,“ said Officer Tim Aycock of the Matthews Police Department, and member of a specialized drug task force. “You have middle class citizens that are everyday working-class people that have an addiction issue.”

Accused heroin trafficker pleads guilty, sentenced to 6-8 years

A Wilmington man will spend between six and nine years in prison after pleading guilty to heroin charges in a New Hanover County court on Friday. He is the second half of a duo busted for trafficking heroin back in 2013.

Cheaper, stronger heroin prompting public health emergency in Maryland county

WTOP: WASHINGTON – More people in Montgomery County die of heroin overdoses than in homicides. Anne Arundel's county executive is declaring it a public health emergency and now the state numbers are in: heroin deaths are increasing across Maryland.

Two men, one woman tied to 2 heroin overdose deaths in Portland this month

OregonLive.com: Two men are accused of possession and delivery of heroin in connection with a Portland police investigation into two overdose deaths this month. The two arrested, Chavez Arturo Pineda, 41, and Dimas Rafael Laso Barajona, 36, also known as Francis Lazo, ...

Vestavia Hills graduate on heroin use: 'I couldn't survive 4 hours without a hit"

AL.com: "I ended up becoming a heroin addict," said Blount. Blount said he lied to his parents, to anyone who ever came between him and his next high, and stole whenever he had a chance. At his lowest, Blount said he could not live through a solid four hours ...

Montgomery police apply new drug, new strategy to heroin problem -- Gazette.Net

As deaths from heroin-related overdoses continue to rise across Maryland, police in Montgomery County say they’re responding with a revised investigative strategy and a new emergency treatment.

STL County police launch anti-heroin campaign

KSDK: LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - St. Louis County police are now calling heroin one of the area's greatest threats. On a day-to-day basis, it's responsible for more deaths in the county than homicide. So, the department is taking action, launching an entire ...

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East Windsor man arrested in Trenton, charged with heroin possession

NJ.com: Daniel Borden, 29, on Saturday was arrested and charged with heroin possession and distribution after police watched him drop 10 glassine packets of heroin on the ground in the area of Allen and Montgomery streets around 6:30 p.m., Lt. Steven Varn said.

Traffic stop leads police to heroin stash

The News Journal: A Sunday traffic stop led police to the discovery of a stash of heroin. New Castle Police stopped a car driven by Cassandra Garrett at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday for running a red light in the area of Milltown Road and Newport Gap Pike, according to a ...

Budd Lake man arrest on heroin charge

Daily Record: MOUNT OLIVE – A Budd Lake man is facing drug charges after he was stopped for an equipment violation while driving through the township, police said. At 9:54 a.m. on Tuesday, Officer Lonnie Elbaum was patrolling Route 46 in the area of the Parkade Mall ...

94 bags of heroin seized in Manchester car stop, police say

NJ.com: Police pulled over a Mercedes Benz in the area of Route 571 and Route 547 and investigation determined there was heroin hidden in the vehicle, authorities said. Ninety-four bags of heroin, with an approximate street value of $940, was seized.

BAGS OF HEROIN..

Bayonne couple charged with intent to distribute 160 bags of heroin

NJ.com: Two Bayonne residents made their first court appearance today on multiple drug counts related to 160 bags of suspected heroin, 78 oxycodone tablets and more than a half ounce of suspected cocaine, officials said. Daniel T. Hooban, 27, and Alexis R.

Drug bust nets more than 8000 bags of heroin

Delmarva Daily Times: Four people have been arrested in connection with a months-long investigation into illegal drug sales from a Blades home and Seaford hotel room, Delaware State Police said Thursday. Searches found more than 8,000 bags of heroin, police said.

South Plainfield man had 500 bags of heroin, authorities say

NJ.com: The arrest came after the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force received information that Robert Rhodes, 40, would be traveling with heroin from Plainfield to Green Brook, according to Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano.

Delaware traffic stop nets $150000 heroin cache

The News Journal: A traffic stop for speeding in Sussex County ended in the arrest of a New Jersey man with nearly 15,000 bags of heroin worth about $150,000, state police said Wednesday. Davon Tucker, 32, of Paterson, initially admitted to having marijuana, which he ...

Police: Man tried to swallow bags of heroin

A Methuen man faces drug charges after detectives saw what they believed to be a drug transaction in a parking lot, police say.

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.

Officials seize 5, 000 bags of heroin in Craven County drug

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

IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY..

Heroin overdoses, deaths reach epidemic levels in Snohomish County, officials

Q13 FOX: In 2013, heroin and prescription opioid overdoses represented two-thirds of the 130 accidental overdose deaths in Snohomish County, health officials said. Though the county makes up only about 1/10 of the state's population, it accounted for about 1/5 ...

Heroin overdoses, deaths reach epidemic levels in Snohomish County, officials say

EVERETT — Deaths attributed to heroin and prescription opioid use have reached epidemic levels in Snohomish County, health officials said, with one out of every five deaths attributed to heroin overdose in the state occurring in the area. In 2013, heroin and prescription opioid overdoses represented two-thirds of the 130 accidental overdose deaths in Snohomish […]

DRUG CHARGES..

Madison County pair charged with trying to destroy evidence in heroin bust

Syracuse.com: SMITHFIELD, N.Y. -- Two Madison County residents face felony drug charges after police say they found them packaging heroin and then attempting to destroy evidence when their house was raided last week. Joseph M. Cook, 23 and Kaela C. Amador, 21, ...

Trenton man faces drug charges after police interrupt alleged heroin deal

NJ.com: TRENTON -- A Trenton man faces drug charges after officers interrupted a heroin deal in the East Ward, police said Thursday. Randy Tootle, 22, was charged with drug possession and distribution Wednesday after police on patrol in the 300 block of ...

Heroin discovered during search in Madison County

Heroin was discovered when a search warrant was executed in Madison County and two people face multiple drug charges as a result, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports.

PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY..

Anne Arundel County executive declares heroin public health emergency

WBAL Baltimore: ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh on Tuesday announced an executive order, declaring a county-wide heroin public health emergency, and directing county agencies to use "all best efforts" to eradicate the use of heroin in the ...

HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION..

Recovering from heroin

WPSD Local 6: Heroin and prescription drug abuse has been on the rise in the United States since 2007. More than two million Americans admit to having abused opiates in the last year, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Nearly 500,000 Americans admit ...

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