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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 ...
New plan to fight heroin addiction announced

- 2 days ago @ wkyc.com: Heroin alone claims more lives in Cuyahoga County than homicides. This public health threat affects communities in all regions of the country - impacting urban, suburban and rural areas alike," said Fudge. The goal of the measure is to help communities ...

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Brothers dealt heroin after police raid

BROTHERS who sold heroin to 50 people a day from a South Brisbane home were raided by police but continued to traffic the gear.

Sri Lanka seizes 100 kg heroin smuggled from Pakistan

Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka seized a major heroin consignment smuggled from Pakistan, the customs department said Tuesday. The heroin was seized when grinding machines imported from Pakistan were checked at a customs yard by officials, Xinhua reported. The Customs Department said that 100 kg of heroin was detected inside the machines imported from Karachi in Pakistan. Sri Lanka has been a ...

Candidate for state's top cop says heroin No. 1 issue

MARSHFIELD – Faced with a growing heroin epidemic, one candidate for Wisconsin attorney general said it would be his No. 1 priority if elected in November. Brad Schimel visited the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry last week to hear ...

Georgetown police: Men shoplifted, sold some items for heroin

The News Journal: “James admitted that they had sold some of the stolen items and bought heroin,” Grose said. “He also admitted that they had injected heroin before police arrived.” James and Hickman – charged with shoplifting, conspiracy and drug paraphernalia ...

Crime Tracker Investigation: Cracking down on heroin users, dealers

Heroin has law enforcement agencies working non-stop. "It's a tough battle," said St. Bernard Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann. "There's so many different components that go into trying to fix these problems."

Manitowoc man pleads guilty to delivering heroin

MANITOWOC – A 29-year-old Manitowoc man, considered by authorities as a “significant source of heroin in the community,” pleaded guilty to three amended felony charges of delivering heroin. Kamuela I. Maiola made an appearance on Thursday in ...

Jersey City felon found with 36 bags of suspected heroin in high crime area

NJ.com: A tip forwarded by an off-duty Jersey City police officer led to the arrest of a city man with numerous drug convictions yesterday after officers found he had 36 bags of suspected heroin hidden in a cigarette pack, officials said. Bail was set at $45 ...

Brooklyn Principal, Boyfriend Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

CBS Local: State police say Sadie Silver — who made headlines for a dramatic improvement in reading scores at P.S. 28 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn – and a man described as her boyfriend, Michael Acosta, tried to sneak heroin and painkillers into Coxsackie ...

FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT..

Heroin Awareness Meeting Sparks Feud Between Orland Park Mayor, Fire

CBS Local: Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin took exception to comments at the heroin awareness meeting, put on by the fire protection district last week, that there's a major heroin problem in the Orland Park grammar schools and that schools aren't doing anything ...

Fire, village officials feud over heroin issue

Orland Park village and school leaders are concerned about comments made at a recent fire district meeting that they believe implied that there’s a heroin problem among students in Orland District 135. Meanwhile, Orland Fire Protection District officials say they’re surprised that Mayor Dan McLaughlin and others would criticize the district for its annual program to raise awareness among parents ...

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Methadone: Curse or cure for heroin addiction?

The News Journal: Rather than drugging heroin addicts with methadone, a synthetic opioid, many treatment professionals prefer to simply detox the addict from heroin, send them to abstinence-based counseling and have them attend support group meetings. Mandell Much ...

Marie Allen's anti-heroin 'alert' bound for Elsmere

The News Journal: The first time Elsmere Mayor Steve Burg heard Marie Allen talk about her 21-year-old daughter Erin's heroin overdose death, he said, “I was just overwhelmed.” Burg has continued to think of Allen – and the blunt but loving honesty of her account ...

Cops: Raid yields heroin, guns, turkey carcass

The News Journal: A 32-year-old New Castle man was arrested Thursday after New Castle City police officers raided his home in the Buttonwood community and recovered guns and heroin paraphernalia, police said. Erick Moon, of the first block of Buttonwood Road, was ...

HEROIN IN..

Heroin supplier in four deaths gets 25 years in prison

Journal Times: RACINE — A local man who took a plea deal for allegedly supplying heroin in four people's deaths and committing a string of burglaries around the county was sentenced Monday to at least 25 years behind bars. Aaron N. Mianecki, 27, had pleaded no ...

Special report: Heroin drives a wedge between mother, daughter

Canton Repository: Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles on the use and abuse of heroin in Stark County. Donna and Stacy agreed to share their story with The Repository on the condition that their last names not be used given the stigma of heroin ...

Heroin in the Hills: An ongoing series: Drug readily available in Ashland

The Independent: Ball, a member of the Boyd County Sheriff's Dept. whose military law enforcement and canine training experience are now applied to local drug problems, said there is a perception that heroin and other hard drugs are limited to cross-river locations ...

Heroin in NEPA: "Nothing short of an epidemic"

Heroin takes everything. Even a proper goodbye. When Tommy Dolan finally succumbed to his addiction in June 2012, his body wasn't discovered for 24 hours. The delay prevented his family from having an open casket at the 42-year-old Scranton man's ...

Heroin supplier in four deaths gets 25 years in prison

RACINE – A local man who took a plea deal for allegedly supplying heroin in four people’s deaths and committing a string of burglaries around the county was sentenced Monday to at least 25 years behind bars.

Morrisville cops: Mom snorted heroin in car with child watching

A 27-year-old Fairless Hills woman faces child endangerment charges after police say she snorted heroin in her car while her young daughter watched, the fourth such drug arrest that Morrisville police

Police: Man hid heroin in rectal area

A man hiding heroin in his rectal area Saturday told police he was in the area to visit his sick grandmother in the hospital. Police pulled over a vehicle with four people inside around 11:45 a.m. in a bank parking lot on Gettysburg Avenue after allegedly spotting its driver, identified as 42-year-old Marla Carrozza, turn without signaling from Hillcrest Avenue to Gettysburg Avenue. Passenger ...

ON HEROIN..

Scanning the battlefield in war on heroin

Statesman Journal: After exchanging some texts with this person under the guise of purchasing more heroin, officers went to a Walgreens at State Street and Lancaster Drive SE. There, they found and arrested two people: Alexandrea Ault and her boyfriend, Anthony Godlove.

Three face heroin charges in Franklin

Milford Daily News: FRANKLIN — Police arrested three Franklin residents on heroin charges Thursday after an extensive drug investigation and surveillance operation involving more than 10 officers. A little after 1 p.m. Thursday, investigators used a warrant to search the ...

Pepper attacks the state's cuts on heroin treatment

David Pepper, Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General, visited Portsmouth Friday on a mission to garner local support for his campaign, and to address the state's recent cuts in treatment for heroin addiction, something he said his opponent, and ...

JetBlue pilot among 6 busted for alledged heroin possession

Boston cops conducted sweep that landed 42-year-old pilot and 5 others in jail on heroin possession charges

Night raid leads to heroin arrests

PORTSMOUTH — Police arrested two local residents on heroin charges during a Thursday night raid in the Wamesit Place public housing neighborhood, said Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald.

HEROIN USE..

Two charged in heroin use at library

Eagle-Tribune: NEWBURYPORT — A grown man skipping down Pleasant Street Friday afternoon caught the attention of a local police officer who was searching for two men accused of shooting heroin inside the Newburyport Public Library minutes earlier. Lt. Richard ...

Two charged in heroin use at l ibrary

Eagle-Tribune: NEWBURYPORT — A grown man skipping down Pleasant Street Friday afternoon caught the attention of a local police officer who was searching for two men accused of shooting heroin inside the Newburyport Public Library minutes earlier. Lt. Richard ...

Michigan heroin use, OD deaths increase

WOODTV.com: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan is seeing a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly prescription drugs to the cheaper alternative. “The typical path you see with opiate addicts is that they start by abusing the prescription ...

Combating heroin epidemic must be community effort

Elmira Star-Gazette: Having the governor visit our region to sign important legislation is generally a positive thing, but Monday's stop at Binghamton University reflects a dark truth: Heroin use is on the rise here, and stopping it needs to be a top priority for both law ...

Springfield treatment facility targeting heroin problem

One person has died from a heroin overdose every three weeks in Clark County on average during the past two years, leading one local agency to expand its program to battle heroin addiction and overdoses. Heroin use has led to a significant jump in accidental deaths. In 2009, Clark County recorded three such deaths but last year, 17 people died. So over the past year, McKinley Hall has expanded ...

Orland Fire District to Host Forum on Heroin Use - Police

Like many suburban communities, the Orland Fire Protection District is seeing an increase in heroin use by young people. In response, the OFPD will host a community-wide meeting with parents and their children on July 15 ...

Increase In Heroin Use Has TPD Officers Carrying Life-Saving Kit

With an increase use in heroin hundreds of Tulsa police officers are now carrying a kit that can save the life of someone having a heroin overdose.

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