Heroin

Police won’t arrest drug addicts or ‘low level’ dealers - even for selling heroin - Mirror Online

A police force has revealed it will stop prosecuting ALL drug addicts.<p>Durham Constabulary will also spare ‘low-level’ dealers of heroin and cocaine …

Lawrence Uber driver charged with distributing and trafficking heroin in Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) – An Uber driver has been charged with drug trafficking after being accused of selling heroin to undercover state troopers.<p>According to …

Crime

Oakland man facing 40 years allegedly selling heroin in downtown San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — An Oakland man was indicted on drug trafficking charges Tuesday, months after police raided his home and found a pound of …

Crime

Heroin overdoses prompt raid, arrests of reported drug dealers

Six people were arrested Tuesday in Newton after authorities raided a home linked to drug use.<p>The search warrant at 715 W. Fourth St. North was …

Des Moines

2nd person charged in sale of pure fentanyl in overdose death

A Columbia man is the second person to be charged with supplying fentanyl - sold as heroin - that killed an Elizabethtown man in August.

Crime

Driver accused of selling heroin from school van

VIDEO: The driver of a van used to transport special needs students was in court Monday to face charges she was selling heroin from the school …

Sessions: Weed not as bad as heroin, but still illegal

While Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have been persuaded that marijuana is not as dangerous as heroin, those harboring hopes for federal …

Jeff Sessions

One kg heroin recovered from BBC fake correspondent: Haripur

Haripur : Police have arrested fake BBC correspondent and recovered one-kilogram heroin in Haripur .<p>According to media reports, police stopped the …

Heroin is driving a sinister trend in Afghanistan

Filed under: News, World News, Crisis<p><b>Afghanistan looks set for another year of record opium production in 2017, maintaining its role as the world's biggest producer.</b>• <b><br>As opium production has grown, the Taliban has assumed a bigger role in it, deriving much of its income from the drug trade.</b>• <b><br>As the</b> …

AOL

Mom Now Grateful for Viral Heroin Overdose Photo

ONE YEAR SOBER!!! I've seriously debated for the past month, on whether I should repost such a painful picture...<p>Posted by on Saturday, October 21, …

Opioid Crisis

Mom says she’s one year sober after infamous OD pic went viral

The Indiana woman whose photo went viral last year showing her strung out on heroin with her infant son in the back seat proudly shared on Facebook …

Lifestyle

Philly Police Say Student Took 650 Bags of Heroin to School

Police in Philadelphia announced this week that a local 17-year-old student will face charges for trying to sneak 650 small bags of heroin into Olney …

Conservative View

Opiant poised to add to up heroin vaccine-stoked move; shares ahead 6% premarket

Opiant Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:OPNT) is up 6% premarket on light volume following yesterday's 36% jump on increased volume. On Fox Business …

Business

Man who killed friend in motorbike crash sold drugs to undercover cop

A speeding motorcyclist who killed his best friend was today sent back to prison after he was caught selling drugs to an undercover police …

Crime

Philadelphia teen took 650 bags of heroin to school, police say

A Philadelphia teenager is facing drug charges after he was caught attempting to take hundreds of packets of heroin into his high school.<p>Police said the 17-year-old boy had 650 packets of heroin in a book bag as well as $400 in cash when he tried to enter the Olney Charter High School on Wednesday, …

News (U.S.)

Report: Bay State logs second-most fentanyl cases nationwide

Massachusetts recorded the second-most cases involving the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl last year, according to a sweeping federal report that …

Fentanyl

U.S. urges Mexico to tackle "increase" in heroin trafficking

DEA's annual Drug Threat Assessment says Mexican heroin accounted for 93 percent of the drug tested in U.S. markets in 2015

Fentanyl

Mexican cartels dominate US drug market: DEA

File: Coca cultivation and production are on the rise in Colombia, the main source of cocaine found in the United States, according to the report. …

News (South Africa)

Feds cover legal fees for addicts denied heroin treatments

The federal government has paid out $120,000 to cover legal fees from a civil suit filed by five heroin addicts and a health care provider in B.C. …

Addiction

His daughter was hours old when he sold heroin from her hospital room, police say

A Pennsylvania man was arrested for selling drugs out of a hospital room hours after his daughter was born, police say.<p>According to the Greensburg …

Crime

The Terrifying New Trend in Heroin Addiction

Just like they did in the 80s, Americans are increasingly going straight to heroin, skipping prescription opioids. Too bad US policy doesn't reflect that.<p>Jeremy Lesser is one of the faces of America's increasingly mainstream opioid crisis. Now in recovery for two years, he's 27, white, and comes …

Electronic Music

The Opioid Epidemic Is Changing Too Fast for Any Solutions to Stick

Last week, while in Atlanta covering a conference on drug policy reform hosted by the New York–based Drug Policy Alliance, there was one phrase I …

Fashion

Man (22) charged with five counts of supplying heroin in Belfast

A 22-year-old man has been charged with five counts of 'being concerned in the supply of class A drugs' and a number of motoring offences in …

Belfast

2 moms overdose on heroin with infants in backseat

Two Florida women overdosed on heroin in an SUV with their infant babies in the backseat.<p>Police said one of the women managed to call 911 before they …

Pregnancy

Pennsylvania man’s drug rehab center was really a hub for heroin and fentanyl, feds say

Shortly after he launched his drug rehabilitation center in the Pittsburgh suburbs, David Francis recounted his own struggle with addiction in a cable news interview.<p>“This is what helps keep me clean, is helping other people,” Francis said of his work as founder and chief executive of the Next Step …

News (U.S.)

Principal fired for trying to smuggle heroin into prison

A once-respected Brooklyn principal has lost a bid to keep her job after admitting she tried to smuggle heroin and other drugs into an upstate …

New York City

The harrowing rise of heroin, in one chart

<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>There is a popular narrative about the opioid epidemic now killing more than 30,000 Americans a year: …

Health Care

The opioid epidemic in 6 charts

Drug overdose deaths, once rare, are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., surpassing peak annual deaths caused by motor vehicle …

Addiction

US woman Erika Hurt shares heroin overdose photo a year on Yahoo7 News

A US mother has shared a photo from when she was a drug addict to celebrate one year of sobriety.<p>Mum reveals how shocking viral overdose photo …

Australian News

Gang member jailed after police bust massive heroin and cocaine den in Wallasey

A man has been jailed after police found cocaine and heroin worth almost half-a-million pounds when they busted a Wallasey drugs den .<p>Officers …

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