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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 weeks 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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Determining state heroin statistics a daunting task

Standard Speaker: Heroin abuse has reached crisis levels in the commonwealth and across the Northeast. But determining the full scope of the problem is proving harder than one might think. Without a single standard in Pennsylvania, the state's 67 county coroners and ...

Prescription opioids: A gateway to heroin, experts say

The Trentonian: So far this year, police have confiscated at least 4,778 decks of heroin in Trenton. But that number doesn't include the 210 grams of raw heroin that was found in the trunk of a Boston man's car about a week ago when he visited a home in the first ...

1500 bags of heroin found during a traffic stop

wwlp.com: WARE, Mass. (WWLP) – A woman in Ware has been arrested, accused of selling and dealing heroin. Ware Police Sgt. Kenneth Kovitch told 22News that 32- year old Rebecca Young of Ware was arrested this weekend after a traffic stop. Sgt Kovitch said ...

Amid overdoses, police warn of tainted heroin

Danbury News Times: A bad batch of heroin is spreading across Connecticut and shining a light on the street drug's widespread use -- and its dangers. The batch has been linked to three near-fatal overdoses in Trumbull in recent weeks. There was also an apparent overdose ...

Lacey Police: Child seat heroin stash, shotgun injury

Asbury Park Press: LACEY – April has been a busy month for Lacey Township Police. Here's just three of the top incidents they responded to between April 8 and April 14. 1) Child seat heroin stash — Lacey Police found 36 bags of heroin inside an empty child safety seat ...

How Maine became a haven for heroin

Press Herald: Most heroin that ends up in the U.S. is produced in Mexico or Colombia, where opium is abundant and the supply is controlled by powerful cartels. The biggest of those cartels, the Sinaloa, supplies heroin directly to New York, which then distributes it ...

Police Blotter: Stolen purse in Hanover; heroin arrest in Jefferson

Daily Record: •On April 6, Dominick Bencivengo, 24, of Landing, was arrested after a motor vehicle stop for active warrants. During the arrest, 35 folds of heroin and a hypodermic needle were located so he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

The new heroin entrepreneurs

Fatal heroin overdoses in America have almost tripled in three years. More than 8,250 people a year now die from heroin. At the same time, roughly double that number are dying from prescription opioid painkillers, which are molecularly similar. Heroin ...

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1st Grader Brings Heroin to Philadelphia Elementary School: Police

NBC 10 Philadelphia: A 1st grade student at William Cramp School in Kensington section of Philly brought 12 bags of heroin to school and showed the drugs to some of his classmates. Philadelphia police are still investigating how the boy ended up with the drugs. (Published ...

1st Grader Brings Heroin to Philly Elementary School: Police

NBC 10 Philadelphia: A 1st grade student at William Cramp School in Kensington section of Philly brought 12 bags of heroin to school and showed the drugs to some of his classmates. Philadelphia police are still investigating how the boy ended up with the drugs. (Published ...

India Seizes 200 KG Heroin Shipment On Pakistani Boat

India seized 200 kg of heroin from Pakistani drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Arabian sea, a defense official said on Tuesday, in a $15 million haul that is one of the country's largest. Above: Bags of heroin are seen during the 40th Destruction ...

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.

Police Allegedly Find 10, 000 Bags Of Heroin In Car

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a routine traffic stop in New York's Westchester County netted 10000 bags of heroin inside the vehicle. Officers discovered the cache of drugs after pulling over a car for an unsafe lane ...

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Heroin task force coming to Yorktown

The damage wreaked by heroin knows no boundaries, according to state Sen. Terrence Murphy, and neither will the task force he co-chairs, dedicated to enabling recovery from heroin addition. Once again, the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid ...

Gerritt wins national award for series on heroin epidemic

Toledo Blade: This year, he won for a selection of 2014 editorials and columns included in “Prescription: Addiction,” a Blade series on Ohio's heroin and opioid epidemic. Among other things, the series called for greater treatment options for the 10,000 people in ...

Heroin blamed for increase in accidental deaths in Clermont County

WCPO: BATAVIA, Ohio -- An increase in accidental deaths is being blamed on heroin abuse in Clermont County. The coroner's office reported there were 105 accidental deaths in the county in 2014 compared to 85 in 2013. County Coroner Brian Treon said the rise ...

Sheriff's deputies save woman overdosing on heroin, submerged in bathtub in

Syracuse.com: Narcan A file photo of a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is shown for scale next to a lipstick container. Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses. The drug counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin ...

Man runs after deputy saves him from overdose, officials say

A DeLand man overdosed on heroin and would have died in the front seat of a car but a Volusia deputy revived him after seven minutes of first aid, reports show.

Woman baby-sitting infant arrested on heroin-related charges

A Silver Springs woman who was babysitting an infant was arrested Tuesday night by sheriff's detectives and charged with trafficking heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of a new legend drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Man overdoses on heroin at Monroe home | MonroeNews.com

The mother of a man who overdosed on heroin removed the hypodermic needle from his arm after he collapsed in the bathroom of a Monroe home Wednesday.

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Police probe surge in suspected heroin deaths in Asheville area

ASHEVILLE – Local authorities are investigating a rash of deaths from suspected heroin overdoses. Since Jan. 1, the Asheville Police Department has investigated seven overdose deaths and the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office another five deaths ...

Police respond to fast food restaurant for suspected heroin OD, find woman dead

WPXI Pittsburgh: The Long John Silver's/A&W fast food restaurant was closed in South Strabane Township Monday due to a suspected heroin overdose there Sunday, police said. Investigators were called to the establishment around 3 p.m. Sunday for a possible drug ...

Bensalem cops: Hatboro man let suspected heroin dealer use his car

A Hatboro man who allegedly let a suspected heroin dealer use his car to make drug deliveries is facing felony drug delivery charges.

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Florida man accused of trafficking heroin in Aroostook County

Bangor Daily News: FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — A Florida resident who was released from a Miami prison in February and wanted on several outstanding warrants from that state was arrested here Thursday and charged with trafficking in heroin. Ignacio D. Roque, 37, was ...

Three buy heroin in South Euclid with 2-year-old in car, police say

fox8.com: SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio- Three people were arrested after South Euclid police say they bought heroin with a toddler in the car. A woman called police when she noticed a suspicious car behind an apartment building on Greenvale Road Thursday evening.

Big heroin bust disrupts key Pa. drug pipeline

PennLive.com: The recent arrests of three Altoona men and a Johnstown man disrupts a large cocaine and heroin trafficking ring in Blair and Cambria counties. The four were stopped by police as they returned from New York with 300 bricks of heroin in a secret ...

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.

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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