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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 ...
Police arrest man suspected of selling heroin in Simi Valley Library

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911 calls tell story of public heroin use

Indianapolis is seeing roughly three heroin overdoses each day, but they're not confined just to dark alleys as Hollywood would have you believe.

UPDATE: Heroin seized Wednesday night after shots fired at police in Savannah

The two people who were taken into custody Wednesday night after shots were fired at police during a drug-related warrant service on Savannah's eastside have been charged with trafficking heroin. One of them has been charged with aggravated assault on ...

Sparta police: Speeder had 105 bags of heroin

Daily Record: After being given consent to search the vehicle, Schomp found 105 bags of heroin, along with numerous empty glassine folds, a cut straw with residue contained within and other pieces of drug paraphernalia, police said. Dipillo was arrested and ...

Addicts target Wal-Mart in shoplifting scheme

Feeding a heroin addiction often means addicts resort to stealing – from friends, family and businesses.

Nationwide Heroin Epidemic Hitting Hard In Worcester; County Launches

The Dispatch: McNeeley, who lives in Bishopville, said her 25-year-old son called her to tell he'd been arrested — for heroin possession. He went on to tell her that he was addicted to the drug and needed help. She was shocked. She thought heroin was something you ...

Suspected heroin ODs inundate St. Elizabeth, 2 die

Cincinnati.com: Pharmacist Jim Liebetrau demonstrates administering nasal Naloxone, which reverses the effects of a heroin overdose, on a dummy. Liebetrau held a demonstration for volunteers at the Harm Reduction Center. (Photo: Anna Bentley for The Enquirer).

Chesco man arrested for delivering fatal dose of heroin

A 22-year-old Atglen man has been arrested for delivering heroin to a man who then overdosed and died.

Heroin cheaper, more pure than before

WBAL Baltimore: Gary Tuggle, the assistant special agent in charge for the DEA's Baltimore district office, said a kilo of heroin on the streets of Baltimore would have sold for about $150,000 about 15 years ago. Now, that same amount costs about $65,000 and it has ...

CHARGED WITH HEROIN POSSESSION..

Heroin charges for Howell residents found in Ocean Twp.

Asbury Park Press: OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Two Howell residents were charged with heroin possession after their car was stopped near the Asbury Park Circle Monday afternoon, police said. At 12:48 p.m. Monday, Officer Nicholas Castellano was on patrol in the area of the ...

Howell residents charged with heroin possession in Ocean Township

The Star-Ledger: OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Two Howell residents were charged with heroin possession following a traffic stop in the area of the Asbury Park Circle, police said Tuesday. Scott Banney, 34, was driving the vehicle that was pulled over around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday ...

Aurora man charged with heroin possession

Aurora Beacon News: An Aurora man was charged with possession of heroin after police were called about a reckless driver Monday. A driver called police to report a man was failing to stop at stop signs, and instead stopping for green lights around 9:45 a.m. near ...

Heroin charges for Howell residents found in Ocean Twp.

Two Howell residents were charged with heroin possession after their car was stopped near the Asbury Park Circle Monday afternoon.                

DAUGHTER TO HEROIN ADDICTION..

Mom reads heartbreaking letter after losing daughter to heroin addiction

WRTV Indianapolis: INDIANAPOLIS - One Indiana mom is facing a harsh reality after losing her daughter to heroin addiction and prison. Denise Milburn, a nurse at St. Vincent Health Hospital, said her daughter Ashly Milburn was once described as the "girl next door.".

Mom reads heartbreaking letter after losing daughter to heroin addiction, prison

WRTV Indianapolis: INDIANAPOLIS - One Indiana mom is facing a harsh reality after losing her daughter to heroin addiction and prison. Denise Milburn, a nurse at St. Vincent Health Hospital, said her daughter Ashly Milburn was once described as the "girl next door.".

HEROIN OVERDOSE..

Heroin overdose victim Justin Veatch inspires new documentary

Gallagher made a documentary film about Justin Veatch, a Yorktown High student and musician who died of a heroin overdose in 2008 and his family following his death. On Nov. 2, documentary titled Whispering Spirits will be screened at Jacob Burns.

Teenager accused in fatal heroin overdose death reaches a plea deal and is

fox6now.com: As part of the plea deal he reached on October 28th, a felony charge of manufacturing/delivering heroin (less than three grams) filed against Leisten in a separate case was dismissed. During Leisten's plea hearing, as the court convicted him on the ...

Report: Murder Down, Heroin Still Problem in Massachusetts

Boston.com: BOSTON (AP) — A new report by state health officials is showing a drop in violent crime, but continued problems with heroin overdose deaths and childhood asthma and obesity. The study by the Massachusetts Health Council, citing the most recent FBI ...

Police: 2 dump unconscious man suffering heroin overdose by Manheim Twp. road

LancasterOnline: Two young people on Friday dumped an unconscious man suffering from a heroin overdose along a Manheim Township road and left him, police said. Julia L. Slaymaker, 19, and Nathan L. Rosenberry, 23, both of Gish Road in Penn Township, were seen ...

Teenager accused in fatal heroin overdose death reaches a plea deal and is sentenced

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. 17-year-old Alexander Leisten pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday, October 28th to an amended charge of second degree reckless homicide in […]

Newcastle man died from heroin overdoes after attempting to beat...

DRUG user Richard Oliver died from a heroin overdose – despite previously seeking help for his addiction.The 40-year-old was discovered unconscious at a Chesterton flat where he had gone after meeting the tenant at a bus station.Yesterday an inquest into Richard's death heard that he was later pronounced dead at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.A statement from mum Maureen Oliver ...

The Sentinel commented Newcastle man died from heroin overdose after attempting to beat...

DRUG user Richard Oliver died from a heroin overdose – despite previously seeking help for his addiction.The 40-year-old was discovered unconscious at a Chesterton flat where he had gone after meeting the tenant at a bus station.Yesterday an inquest into Richard's death heard that he was later pronounced dead at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.A statement from mum Maureen Oliver ...

YEARS IN PRISON..

Kalamazoo heroin dealer sentenced to 20 years in prison

WZZM: KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Kalamazoo man arrested with heroin in his shoe and hidden in his buttocks last January was sentenced Tuesday to more than 20 years in federal prison. Earl Zhivago Coleman, 38, considered a leading heroin trafficker in the ...

Heroin dealer sentenced to more than 4 years in prison but not responsible for

Foster had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess narcotic (a mixture containing heroin), two counts of selling or distributing a mixture containing heroin, and two counts of using a means of communication (phone) in the distribution of ...

Louisa man sentenced to 7 years for heroin

The Free Lance-Star: A Louisa County man will spend seven years in prison for heroin distribution in Spotsylvania County. Riley McKinley Barney Jr., 42, of Bumpass, was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison with all but seven years suspended in Spotsylvania circuit court.

TO HEROIN USE..

DEA: Painkiller abuse leads to heroin use

WRTV Indianapolis: Heroin is often sold in un-inflated balloons and is commonly referred to as "boy" or "dog food." The Indianapolis branch of the Drug Enforcement Administration said its top priority is tackling heroin in Indiana. The number of arrests and seizures has ...

DEA: Painkiller abuse leads to heroin use

The crackdown on prescription pain pills in Indiana is having an unintended consequence.

HEROIN RELATED ARRESTS..

Heroin-related arrests decline in St. Charles Parish, newspaper reports

St. Charles Parish is apparently bucking a state trend when it comes to heroin use. The number of heroin-related arrests has decreased in recent years Sheriff Greg Champagne said, according to an article in the St. Charles Herald-Guide. According to ...

Heroin-related arrests decline in St. Charles Parish, newspaper reports

St. Charles Parish is apparently bucking a state trend when it comes to heroin use. The number of heroin-related arrests has decreased in recent years Sheriff Greg Champagne said, according to an article in the St. Charles Herald-Guide. According to...

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