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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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- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Using heroin can kill you, but it may not be in the way you think.

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Gupta: How we created a heroin problem

The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. And part of the reason is that society wanted a quick fix to the prescription drug abuse problem.

Heroin death toll skyrockets in New York City

The number of people who died from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York City last year was the highest in a decade, according to data released last week by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Man arrested on heroin trafficking charges

WCTI12.com: James Williams is charged with two counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for use, storage or sale of a controlled substance which is a felony. The sheriff's office says Williams was arrested after someone died at his home Saturday night due to a ...

Hits and Misses: Heroin addiction, Labor Day reflections

The Sheboygan Press: What is clear is that these events mark yet another chapter in the harrowing book of horrors that heroin is opening to us. We fear tragedies like this will continue to occur until we deal with the scourge of heroin and other dangerous, addictive drugs ...

Hospital, police see increase in heroin use

The Republic: “We've gone from seeing 111 patients for heroin and pain pill abuse in 2009 to 169 patients in 2013,” Terrell said. “With 118 patients seen for heroin and other narcotics in just the first half of 2014, we're on pace to see a large jump in drug abuse ...

Painkillers leading to heroin addictions

WDJT: Lenz and Jansen say it's thanks to opiate prescription drugs like Oxycontin which comes from the same plant as heroin and creates the same effect. They say most people start with the painkillers but they're expensive, and when they can't get refills ...

Tough case to crack: the mystery of Britain's falling crime rate

Decline in heroin use, unrecorded cybercrime and greater civility are some of the reasons suggested for the drop in offending On the south side of Northampton, a town an hour's drive north of London, stands a former cinema that is now the home of a discount sofa warehouse called The Sofa King. Outside, a sign proclaims the prices to be "Sofa King low!" Inside, Mark Kypta, a savvy former estate ...

Unintended consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

myfox8.com: Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, and when they turned to opiates, heroin was their first choice. Now, more than 50 years later, ...

WHY PAINKILLER ADDICTS TURN TO HEROIN..

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

WCVB Boston: Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, and when they turned to opiates, heroin was their first choice. Now, more than 50 years later, ...

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Last year, the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte spent time trying to better understand the patients who were coming into detox for heroin. What they found were cops, lawyers, nurses and ministers who came from some of the best neighborhoods in the ...

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.

HEROIN OVERDOSES ON THE RISE..

High Point heroin overdoses on the rise, again, with 18 reported in August

HIGH POINT — Investigators are looking to see if a body found Friday morning will add to the increasing number of heroin overdoses in High Point. There had been 90 confirmed heroin overdoses in the city through Friday. There have been 10 heroin ...

Heroin overdoses on the rise in High Point

HIGH POINT — Investigators are looking to see if a body found Friday morning will add to the increasing number of heroin overdoses in the city. There have been 90 confirmed heroin overdoses in High Point through Friday. There have been 10 heroin ...

Heroin overdoses on the rise, Winston-Salem family speaks out after son's death

myfox8.com: According to the police statistics, there were 90 total heroin overdoses in High Point since March. Ten people died from heroin in that same time period. 72% of the overdoses involved white males. 41 of the 91 overdoses happened at residences. Parking ...

Heroin overdoses on the rise, Winston-Salem family speaks out after son’s death

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – High Point police reported four overdoses in just the last 24 hours in the city. Numbers released Friday show overdoses spiked in May, decreased a bit in June and July, but are starting to increase again in August. According to the police statistics, there were 90 total heroin overdoses in High […]

Fatal heroin overdoses on the rise in New York City

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of deaths from accidental overdoses of opioid drugs has steadily risen in New York City since 2010, in part because of an apparent resurgence in heroin use, according to data released on Thursday by the city's health department. Heroin overdoses killed 420 people in the city in 2013, the highest in a decade, the department said. It was the most ...

IN NEW YORK CITY..

More people died from heroin overdoses in New York City last year than any

Washington Post: The number of people who died from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York City last year was the highest toll the city has seen in a decade, according to data released Thursday by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In New York ...

BAGS OF HEROIN..

Traffic stop yields heroin stash

The News Journal: Campbell, who was found with 143 bags of heroin weighing 2.15 grams, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and failing to wear a seatbelt. Pankins ...

451 bags of heroin seized in Millville

Eric L. Walker was charged with distribution of more than a half-ounce of heroin, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, failure to surrender illegal drugs to police and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held in Cumberland County Jail on ...

Brick police seize over 1800 bags of heroin worth $18K in drug bust

The Star-Ledger: BRICK — Township police concluded a two-month investigation Tuesday that seized 1,820 bags of heroin with an estimated street value of $18,000. The investigation led authorities to the Kentwood Boulevard home of John Gonzalez, 31, where police ...

Keansburg police seize 100 bags of heroin, arrest three

Asbury Park Press: KEANSBURG – Police this week seized 100 bags of heroin and charged three Elizabeth residents, then impounded their vehicle for forfeiture, police said Thursday. Kelsey Kearney, 19, of Community Lane, Yusef Harrison, 20, of the 200 block of Third Street ...

Heroin bust nets two arrests

A monthlong narcotics investigation has resulted in the seizure of 200 bags of heroin and 36 grams of raw, powder heroin, the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force announced Thursday.

Hartford Police Seize Arrest Two, Seize 1500 Bags Of Heroin

HARTFORD — Officers seized more than 1500 bags of heroin and arrested two local men after a motor vehicle stop last week in the area of Park and Washington streets, police said.Officers.

Dover Man Found with 133 Bags of Heroin During Traffic Stop | 92.7

Officers then searched McClain and found a large plastic bag containing heroin in his pants. Police would find three more bags of heroin in the car. Police would find a total of 133 bags of heroin weighing 1.995 grams.

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN..

Friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman cleared of selling heroin to actor

The Guardian: Vineberg was initially suspected of heroin possession with intent to sell after his arrest on 4 February, two days after Hoffman's death, and might have faced deportation. But he was never charged with selling the actor drugs and is now likely to ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman friend pleads guilty in heroin case

Los Angeles Times: A friend who was arrested during the investigation after Philip Seymour Hoffman's fatal overdose on suspicion of felony heroin possession with intent to sell has taken a plea deal on a lesser charge. A friend who was arrested during the investigation ...

Manhattan Man Linked To Philip Seymour Hoffman Pleads Guilty To Heroin

CBS Local: Robert Vineberg pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday to a low-level heroin possession charge, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported. He was initially facing the heavier charge of possession of heroin with intent to sell. Under the plea ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Friend Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charge

An acquaintance of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested for possessing heroin with the intent to sell after the Oscar winner's overdose death has made a plea deal that allows him to avoid jail time.

Friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman cleared of selling heroin to actor

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested in the wake of the Oscar-winning actor's fatal heroin overdose has avoided prison after agreeing a plea deal, reports the New York Times. The Manhattan district attorney ...

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