Distributing heroin part of Missouri man’s religious beliefs Heroin Bulletin 

Distributing Heroin Is Part of Missouri Man’s Religious Beliefs

  More than half million people have died between 2000 and 2015 from opioids. Today, opioid deaths are considered an epidemic. To understand the struggle individuals undergo once addicted to these drugs, we take a closer look at what happens to your body on opioids. Meta Viers and Patrick Gleason McClatchy APRIL 27, 2017 1:10 PM Distributing heroin part of Missouri man’s religious beliefs, he claims in appeal BY TONY RIZZO A federal appeals court has denied a convicted heroin dealer’s claim that his prosecution violated his right of religious…

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The Experts Are Stumped by Heroin Crisis Addiction 

Opioid Crisis is Stumping The Experts

Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:01 AM By Dave Mowery David Mowery: said it more than once while he was checking in from Atlanta. “Nobody really has a handle on this thing yet,” reporter Ford Turner said. Ford’s comment wasn’t because his eyes were suddenly opened to the growing opioid crisis. Rather, it was confirmation of what he has observed before he attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit last week. The summit drew a variety of professionals, law enforcement officials, heads of government agencies, congressmen and others to…

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School Nurse’s Room: Tylenol, Bandages and an Antidote to Heroin

At every school in New Rochelle, just north of the Bronx, in Westchester, there is a locked medicine cabinet in the nurse’s office, stocked with things like EpiPens for allergic reactions, inhalers for asthma, Tylenol for aches and pains. Now, those cabinets also include naloxone, an antidote for people who are overdosing on opioids like heroin. Given as an injection or a nasal spray, naloxone can quickly revive someone who is not breathing. The city keeps it in every nurse’s office, including in its elementary schools. “We have it the…

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Madison man accused of selling oxycodone, heroin Heroin Bulletin 

Madison man accused of selling oxycodone, heroin

MADISON, Wis. – A Madison man was charged in federal court on accusations that he distributed oxycodone and heroin. William D. Flowers, 26, is charged with two counts of distributing oxycodone, four counts of distributing heroin and with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Prosecutors said Flowers distributed oxycodone and heroin in February and March, and that he had a handgun on March 13. If convicted, Flowers faces up to 20 years in federal prison on each distribution charge and 10 years on the felon in possession charge….

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In School Nurse’s Room: Tylenol, Bandages and an Antidote to Heroin Heroin Bulletin 

In School Nurse’s Room: Tylenol, Bandages and an Antidote to Heroin

At every school in New Rochelle, just north of the Bronx, in Westchester, there is a locked medicine cabinet in the nurse’s office, stocked with things like EpiPens for allergic reactions , inhalers for asthma , Tylenol for aches and pains. Now, those cabinets also include naloxone, an antidote for people who are overdosing on opioids like heroin. Given as an injection or a nasal spray, naloxone can quickly revive someone who is not breathing . The city keeps it in every nurse’s office, including in its elementary schools. Click…

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Police scramble to find cause of rash of heroin overdoses Heroin Bulletin 

Police scramble to find cause of rash of heroin overdoses

A young woman was unresponsive and needed immediate medical attention in the blue-collar neighborhood mixed with apartments and homes. Soon after, another 911 call came from The Elms Apartments in Ogletown. Then Richardson Park near Elsmere. Finally, Pike Creek. In just over five hours, four people were dead in homes throughout New Castle County, and all indications point to heroin , said Officer First Class JP Piser, a spokesman with the county police department. Three women, ages 23, 26 and 59, were pronounced dead, along with a 63-year-old man, Piser…

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Heroin bust aftermath: A victim's mother grieves; prosecutors face 'challenge' Heroin Bulletin 

Heroin bust aftermath: A victim’s mother grieves; prosecutors face ‘challenge’

Bucks County prosecutors filed charges against 13 people Wednesday in what they said was a heroin trafficking ring. Tina Richartz has watched the video again and again. “Every day,” she said. “A hundred times a day.” And a hundred times a day she rewinds the recording and skips to the spot where the district attorney says her son’s name. On Wednesday, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office announced it had busted a 13-member heroin ring run by Quakertown brothers. Among those arrested was the person who, police had determined, had…

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53-year-old Jersey City man facing cocaine and heroin charges Heroin Bulletin 

53-year-old Jersey City man facing cocaine and heroin charges

James Johnson, 53, appears in court in Jersey City yesterday, March 17, 2017, on heroin and cocaine related charges. JERSEY CITY – A 53-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Wednesday on cocaine and heroin charges. Police said James Johnson, of Bramhall Avenue, had 11 vials of suspected cocaine and 22 glassine envelopes of suspected heroin with the logo “One & Only” when arrested after making an apparent drug sale on Ocean Avenue around 7:30 p.m., the criminal complaint says. Johnson is charged with two counts each of drug possession, possession…

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Ohio pilot, wife found dead in apparent fentanyl overdose, police say Fentanyl Awareness 

Ohio pilot, wife found dead in apparent fentanyl overdose, police say

Brian and Courtney Hayle were found dead on March 16, 2017 of apparent fentanyl overdoses. WHIO CENTERVILLE, Ohio — Family members say a woman found dead along with her airline pilot husband from apparent fentanyl overdoses had long batted drug problems. Police say the children of 36-year-old Brian Halye and 34-year-old Courtney Halye found their bodies at their home in Centerville near Dayton. They were discovered by their four children, who called 911, CBS affiliate WHIO reports . Brian Halye was a pilot for Spirit Airlines. In January of 2016,…

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US drug diplomat hails UN plans for control of fentanyl

The diplomat heading U.S. efforts to combat drug trafficking internationally is hailing a pending U.N. move to control substances used to make a deadly synthetic drug, but acknowledges it will not put an immediate dent in illegal trafficking. William Brownfield says the move to globally track the legal movement of fentanyl and substances used to make the drugs is an important step to reduce illegal use. But he told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is only one step in reducing dependency or addiction on the drug that may have…

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