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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 ...
Detectives explain the growing heroin, pills epidemic

- 2 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office presented an assembly to the freshman class at Cliffside Park High School about this growing epidemic.

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Ore. pageant winner arrested in meth, heroin raid

KING5.com: "One of the points we're trying to make is that most people believe your heroin and controlled substance users are just losers, and that they're not everyday average or ordinary folks," said Deputy Chief Jeff Kuhns with Keizer Police. "But what we're ...

Clermont responds to heroin with jail beds, treatment

Cincinnati.com: Clermont County will add 50 jail beds next year to make room for women caught up in a heroin epidemic that is overwhelming the county's justice system. County commissioners included the $265,000 annual cost of expanding the jail in the $233 million ...

Va. Beach develops anti-heroin campaign

The Virginian-Pilot: Virginia Beach School Board Member Carolyn Weems and Commonwealth's Attorney Colin Stolle are featured in a public service announcement asking drug users to get help. Weems holds a photo of her daughter, Caitlyn, who died of a heroin overdose in ...

Heroin use on the rise nationwide

Yuma Sun: Editor's Note: Heroin has been in the spotlight across the nation this year. The drug appears to be making a comeback after years of declining use, a trend that's been happening since at least 2007, according to the National Institutes of Health. But ...

As heroin fatalities rise, some see hope in 'bupe'

The Seattle Times: Last year, heroin was the leading reason people ages 18 to 29 sought treatment for substance abuse, far surpassing admissions for alcohol, methamphetamine or prescription drugs. The number of young people admitted for heroin treatment has more than ...

Feds target Philadelphia-to-Morgantown drug pipeline, indict 21

Federal authorities say 21 people were charged with dealing heroin and oxycodone in Monongalia County as part of a Philadelphia-to-Morgantown drug pipeline.

Vancouver addicts soon to receive prescription heroin

The Globe and Mail: Doctors who had been prescribing heroin within the trial sought authorization to continue prescribing it afterward to keep the addicts from illicit heroin use and associated harms. But in October, 2013, Ms. Ambrose objected to Health Canada's approval ...

Sister of heroin victim makes tearful plea

Cincinnati.com: Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, would increase penalties for trafficking any amount of heroin and would increase money for heroin addiction treatment in county jails. McDaniel said they started the process of crafting the bill by asking the question "at ...

HEROIN OVERDOSE DEATH..

Heroin death in Maple Grove leads to murder charges

KARE: MINNEAPOLIS - A man authorities call a drug dealer is charged with murder in the heroin overdose death of a 21-year-old man from Maple Grove last summer. A second man is also charged in the case for arranging the deal that allegedly led to the victims ...

Delta man charged in heroin overdose death

Toledo Blade: WAUSEON — A Delta man charged with selling the heroin that led to an overdose death was indicted this week by a Fulton County grand jury. Dale Silveous, Jr., 21, was indicted for involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, possession of heroin, and ...

4 arrested after probe into Dane County heroin overdose death

Devin Eisner (top left), Cody Merkes (top right), Joseph Mayweathers (lower left) and Robbert Knipfer were arrested in a heroin ring uncovered during the investigation into the heroin overdose death of Dylan Nelson, who died on his 25th birthday July 4 ...

Alton man admits role in friend's heroin death

KSDK: A southwestern Illinois man faces up to two decades in federal prison after admitting he played a role in a man's heroin overdose death last year. Loading… Post to Facebook. Alton man admits role in friend's heroin death A southwestern Illinois man ...

Teenager accused in fatal heroin overdose death reaches a plea

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — Charged with homicide, accused of delivering heroin that led to the overdose death of a 19-year-old man, an Oconomowoc teenager has reached a plea deal in the case against him.

IN JOHNSON COUNTY..

Large meth, heroin bust in Johnson County lands 20 people behind bars

Fox 59: JOHNSON COUNTY (Nov. 18, 2014) – Officers from 11 law enforcement agencies in Johnson County carried out a joint operation Tuesday morning targeting methamphetamine and heroin. Officers from the U.S. Marshals/Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task ...

18 people arrested in massive meth, heroin bust in Johnson County

Fox 59: johnson county meth arrests JOHNSON COUNTY (Nov. 18, 2014) – Officers from 11 law enforcement agencies in Johnson County carried out a joint operation Tuesday morning targeting methamphetamine and heroin. Officers from the U.S. Marshals/Great ...

Large meth, heroin bust in Johnson County lands 20 people behind

JOHNSON COUNTY (Nov. 18, 2014) – Officers from 11 law enforcement agencies in Johnson County carried out a joint operation Tuesday morning targeting methamphetamine and heroin . Officers from the U.S. ...

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Sheboygan man facing heroin charges

The Sheboygan Press: A Sheboygan man is facing 27 years in prison after being charged with multiple drug counts. Donald R. Polk Sr., 25, 1033 St. Clair Ave., has been charged with two counts of felony manufacture/delivery of heroin and three counts of felony bail jumping.

Heroin dealer sentenced to 11 years in prison

CapitalGazette.com: An Eastern Shore man who was part of a drug ring that brought heroin to Anne Arundel County was sentenced Monday to 11 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett also gave 52-year-old Gary Barham of Easton five years of probation ...

Heroin on Twitter draws nearly 4 years in prison

WTNH: NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A New London woman who advertised heroin on her Twitter account has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. The Day of New London reports that authorities say Heather Ranghelli bragged on her Twitter account that ...

Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years After Teen's Overdose

A D.C. heroin dealer was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison following the overdose death of a 16-year-old Virginia girl. Antowan Thorne was found guilty in August of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin .

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Heroin and Opioid task force releases one-year review

WKYC-TV: CLEVELAND – One year after a summit focused on heroin and opioid addiction, many of the participants came together to provide an update to the community on activity and progress that has been made since the summit. The Cleveland Clinic and the United ...

Cops: Mom high on heroin crashes minivan with kids in backseat

An Alpharetta mother and her friend were unconscious and unresponsive after the minivan they were traveling in hit a guardrail, crossed all lanes of traffic, and ran off of Holcomb Bridge Road, according to police. That's because the pair was high on ...

Police: Mom high on heroin crashes minivan with kids in backseat

WSB Atlanta: Roswell police have arrested a mother after they say she crashed her minivan with her kids in the backseat while high on heroin. A witness said he spotted Erica Mondor, 26, driving about 5 mph down Business Holcomb Bridge Road last Tuesday just before ...

Pair arrested with heroin after crash

The News Journal: Two men were arrested Saturday on heroin offenses after troopers investigated a two-vehicle crash in Stanton that left three people injured, police said Monday. Christopher L. Garay, 20, and Eduardo Bermudez, 26, both of Wilmington, were each charged ...

Former Oregon beauty queen arrested on heroin, meth charges

Oregon pageant queen Jamie Lynn France was charged with three counts of drug possession after a "insensitive and merciless year."

Police: Passenger in I-93 crash was overdosing on heroin | Local

A passenger in a car that crashed on Interstate 93 in Derry over the weekend was overdosing on heroin at the time, according to authorities.

HEROIN OVERDOSES..

9 Woburn residents die in 1 month due to heroin overdoses

My Fox Boston: STONEHAM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Southern Middlesex Regional Task Force confiscated 24 bags of heroin and hundreds in cash from a heroin dealer Tuesday in Stoneham and they say it's part of a much larger problem on the North Shore and ...

Heroin Overdoses on Rise in Springfield

OzarksFirst.com: Heroin Overdoses on Rise in Springfield. Lindsay Clein. 11/19/2014 09:11 PM. 11/19/2014 10:40 PM. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield hospital says the number of heroin-related visits has doubled since last year. There have been 31 heroin related visits ...

9 Woburn residents die in 1 month due to heroin overdoses

Heroin overdoses are once again on the rise. In just a month this fall, the City of Woburn lost nine residents to heroin overdoses and police and substance abuse experts say the drug is rearing its ugly head again.

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