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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

- 1 month 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.

Police: Bad batch of heroin may make its way into Berks

- 20 hours ago @ wfmz.com: "That heroin packet that someone buys and ingests doesn't have the ingredients listed on the label," said Berks County District Attorney John Adams, who is concerned the batch will cross county lines. "A path of utilizing heroin is a path to destruction.".

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Pair accused in heroin conspiracy

Rutland Herald: BERLIN — Police say two people were caught with heroin and cocaine during a drug bust Friday night. Orlando Vergara, 24, of Massachusetts, and Tristan Goodwin-Hicks, 22, of Vermont, are accused of conspiring to distribute heroin. They are in the ...

Four sentenced in heroin case

HUNTINGTON - Four men will spend time in prison for their involvement in an operation that funneled large amounts of heroin between Detroit and Huntington from summer 2012 to late February 2014. Robert Lamar Payne and Derrick Wayne Goodwin ...

Spike of heroin cases, ODs in Muskegon Co.

WOODTV.com: (WOOD) — Muskegon County authorities have been seeing an estimated one heroin overdose per day for the past few months — and they say the actual number of cases may be higher. It's part of a “huge” spike in heroin cases in the county. Authorities ...

Convicted heroin dealers to spend more than 100 years behind bars

WBIR-TV: In separate trials last week, Eddie Ross Taylor, 32, Christopher Jackson, 35, and Jessica Lynn McCarver, 23, were convicted of transporting heroin down I-75 using Greyhound buses and rental cars. Taylor was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison ...

Heroin Hits Home: A Bethel Woman's Struggle to Get Clean

Federal officials say in 2014 they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska than in 2013. The growing use of the drug is impacting urban and rural areas. This is the first in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin ...

Second fatal heroin overdose adds to grim tally

Marion Star: Kelly Clixby knows all too well what it's like to overdose on heroin laced with fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid that is suspected in the rash of recent overdoses. Adkins said they've found some of the heroin at overdose scenes, and it's being ...

NKY St. Elizabeth hospitals to distribute heroin overdose reversal kits

WLWT Cincinnati: Northern Kentucky —First Lady Jane Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway announced Tuesday that heroin and opiate overdose reversal kits will be made available to people treated for overdoses at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare system in Northern ...

NKY St. Elizabeth ho spitals to distribute heroin overdose reversal kits

WLWT Cincinnati: Northern Kentucky —First Lady Jane Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway announced Tuesday that heroin and opiate overdose reversal kits will be made available to people treated for overdoses at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare system in Northern ...

980 BAGS OF HEROIN..

State police find 980 bags of heroin during traffic stop

WCVB Boston: Police said they found a bag of PCP in a half-full soda can, 980 bags of heroin and a bag containing 10 grams of raw heroin. Authorities arrested Maria Garcia and Darnell Baxter in connection with the drugs. Police cited Baxter with trafficking heroin ...

BATCH OF HEROIN..

Police: Bad batch of heroin may make its way into Berks

WFMZ Allentown: "That heroin packet that someone buys and ingests doesn't have the ingredients listed on the label," said Berks County District Attorney John Adams, who is concerned the batch will cross county lines. "A path of utilizing heroin is a path to destruction.".

State police: Deadly batch of heroin in Lebanon County

LancasterOnline: State police are warning heroin users of a potentially deadly batch circulating north of Lancaster County, according to PennLive. The heroin was packaged in unmarked, dark blue-violet packages. Police say it likely caused several overdoses and one ...

Deadly batch of heroin circulating in Lebanon County

FOX43.com: LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. – A deadly batch of heroin has Pennsylvania State Police investigating several drug related over dose cases in Lebanon County. Most of those cases happened within the last several weeks including one that resulted in death.

AS HEROIN USE..

As heroin use spikes, children feel brunt

Cincinnati.com: As heroin use took over her life about six years ago, Alexis Maffett just stopped caring about her family and her kids. The physical pull of the drug kept the Mansfield native focused on finding it or prostrated in bed from withdrawal. A friend helped ...

As heroin use spikes, Ohio children feel the brunt

As heroin use took over her life about six years ago, Alexis Maffett just stopped caring about her family and her kids. The physical pull of the drug kept the Mansfield native focused on finding it or prostrated in bed from withdrawal. A friend helped ...

As heroin use spikes, Ohio children feel the brunt

The Newark Advocate: Maffett, who graduated from drug court this month, began using heroin when Ohio's children services staff began noting an uptick in claims of heroin abuse in Ohio. Between 2009 and 2013, the frequency of heroin noted in children services cases more ...

TO DISTRIBUTE HEROIN..

Jury convicts Madison man of conspiracy to distribute heroin

Madison.com: Thomas was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, and two counts of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute and faces from 10 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on July 31, according to news release from the office of U.S ...

POLICE SAID..

Police find heroin on N.J. man during traffic stop, authorities say

NJ.com: HOWELL - A township man was arrested after he was found with heroin during a traffic stop, police said Tuesday. Patrolman Eric Encarnacion pulled over a car driven by 46-year-old Steven Jarosz around 5:30 p.m. on May 19, police said. When Jarosz got ...

Cops investigating heroin linked to death, overdoses

PennLive.com: Pennsylvania State Police said they are investigating the strain, which is packaged in dark blue-violet packages. There is no mark on the packages to identify them. Over the last several weeks the heroin is believed to have caused several overdoses and ...

SENATOR ELECT WANTED..

Nigerian senator-elect wanted in Chicago for million-dollar heroin deal

Daily Mail: Nigerian drug agents have surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that inspired the TV hit Orange is the New Black. Buruji Kashamu is accused of running an international drugs ring through ...

Nigerian senator-elect wanted in Chicago for million-dollar heroin deal that

Daily Mail: Nigerian drug agents have surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that inspired the TV hit Orange is the New Black. Buruji Kashamu is accused of running an international drugs ring through ...

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