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  • North shore communities respond to opiate crisis
    North shore communities respond to opiate crisis
    The front page of Monday’s Salem News introduced a Special Report on “The Heroin Crisis” on the North Shore.A three part series that is scheduled to run in the newspaper for three days, it begins with the grim statistics: over...
  • DEA take-down heroin traffickers in St. Louis
    DEA take-down heroin traffickers in St. Louis
    DEA St. Louis Special Agent in-Charge James P. Shroba, today announced the results of their 10-month effort to take down the most violent heroin traffickers and criminal organizations in the St. Louis region. Within a two day period, Tuesday and...
  • DEA history now includes largest heroin seizure in New York
    DEA history now includes largest heroin seizure in New York
    Today it was announced DEA has made its fourth largest heroin seizure in the U. S. after a year long investigation that has lead to the arrest of four members of a narcotics trafficking network. On Sunday, May 17, agents arrested the head of the...
  • "I lost three friends last week-from heroin"
    "I lost three friends last week-from heroin"
    A young man with an addiction to prescription opiates is struggling to gain sobriety. He discusses his plan to wean himself off of the drugs he uses and reflects on the dangers of his continued use. “I lost three friends last week. Three in...
  • Richard Cincotta, Pietro Ciampa, Steven Croce and Aimee Slate
    Police: 4 charged as part of heroin crackdown in Elmont
    Four Long Islanders were arrested Tuesday during undercover heroin stings and detectives said they unearthed a “makeshift heroin mill” in the basement of an Elmont home during their investigation, according to Nassau County police...
  • Study finds abuse deterrent OxyContin is a failure
    Study finds abuse deterrent OxyContin is a failure
    The reformulation of the drug OxyContin to produce a harder to abuse drug has been found to have been a failure by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The major impact of the hopeful change in formulation has been...
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    Police: Long Island parolee sold heroin to undercover cop
    A Long island man on parole for drug charges was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly sold heroin to an undercover police officer in Nassau County, authorities said.Marcos Barrera Rivera, 29, of Bay Shore, was arrested shortly after...
  • Keeping perspective: A heroin epidemic and an alcohol pandemic
    Keeping perspective: A heroin epidemic and an alcohol pandemic
    Heroin deaths are on a sharp rise. The 8,260 deaths in 2013 were a 39 percent jump from year before, and nearly double the 4,400 seen in 2011 according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every single one of...
  • Dealers hooking kids as young as nine on heroin and then some
    Dealers hooking kids as young as nine on heroin and then some
    When 20-year-old Matt purchased white powder at a party, he was told it was crushed pain killers. The truth is it was pure heroin. For four months, John’s mother says he unknowingly snorted heroin before he realized what it was. John...
  • New Governor's task force to attack opioid epidemic
    New Governor's task force to attack opioid epidemic
    Newly elected Governor Charlie Baker is following through on his promise to address the opioid crisis in Massachusetts. This week he announced the formation of a task force to begin exploring the problem in depth. The announcement has actually...
  • Elementary school principal charged with dealing heroin, Joshua Foust drug bust
    Elementary school principal charged with dealing heroin, Joshua Foust drug bust
    Joshua Foust, a former elementary school principal was arrested for dealing heroin, reported the New York Daily News Feb. 19. The ex-administrator of A.D. Stowell Elementary School in Hannibal, Missouri, quit his administrative position Feb. He...
  • Upper Darby Police Department
    Crack house bust across from Upper Darby police station
    Yesterday, in what could be described as an episode of Stupid Criminals, Upper Darby police busted a crack house right across the street from the actual police station. Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood described that he actually saw people...
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    PA Attorney General Kane announces expansion of heroin task force
    This morning, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced that Maine and Maryland has joined Pennsylvania in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force ((NEMA-HTF) which joins multiple states resources to stop the flow of heroin...
  • Heroin arrest today
    Two arrested on heroin-related charges
    Police arrested two suspects on heroin-related charges this morning in Clay County.Tyler Jackson,23, of Terre Haute, is facing preliminary charges of possession of heroin; and possession of paraphernalia. Also arrested, Shauna Sheets,27, of Terre...
  • Where charity and love prevailed
    Where charity and love prevailed
    The title of this segment is a familiar Christian hymn, but is also indicative of real-life actions that can and do affect lives touched by more acts of kindness. Charity is defined by Merriam Webster and has several connotations, two of those...
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