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  • New White House tactics to fight heroin abuse mark shift in drug strategy

    WASHINGTON — A new White House initiative to combat the use and trafficking of heroin, particularly along the East Coast, marks a shift in tactics used to fight the drug. The $5 million program would prioritize…

  • D.C. has new tools to track synthetic drug use

    WASHINGTON – Screening for synthetic drugs will become more frequent in D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced at a news conference Thursday. Paramedics, police and hospital staff can provide plenty of anecdotal evidence about the rise…

  • Investigators: 18 arrested, two Md. drug rings annihilated

    WASHINGTON – A year-long investigation concluded with one busy morning for federal and local investigators in Maryland who swept multiple neighborhoods and made 18 arrests to shut down active drug rings. The calls started coming in more than a…

  • Officials: Body scanner helps find heroin in woman’s groin

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say a body scanner helped discover a hidden bag of heroin hidden after a Maryland woman was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop. WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1G1yW9P) reports 23-year-old Brittany…

  • Police: I-95 traffic stop leads to 750 heroin packets

    PERRYVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a North Carolina man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 95 led to the discovery of hundreds of packets of heroin. Police say…

  • Man sentenced for selling drugs from his auto body shop

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Catonsville man who prosecutors say sold drugs from his Baltimore auto body shop has been sentenced to more than 7 years in prison. Fifty-six-year-old David Paschall was also ordered to forfeit…

  • Florida man pleads guilty to selling unapproved drugs

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs not approved for human consumption for bodybuilding. Sixty-five-year-old Gregory Tamborello of Lutz, Florida, pleaded guilty to selling misbranded drugs in federal court…

  • Heroin deaths on the rise in Maryland

    WASHINGTON — Two top prosecutors are speaking out in hopes of curbing the alarming rise of heroin deaths in Maryland. “We’ve seen a doubling of heroin deaths just in three years,” says Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney…

  • ‘Major drug dealer’ pleads guilty, faces life in prison

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Northern Virginia man who prosecutors describe as a major cocaine and heroin dealer in Maryland and beyond has agreed to plead guilty in the case and forfeit $108 million in…

  • Maryland takes aim at drug overdoses

    WASHINGTON – The state of Maryland is launching an aggressive new initiative aimed at lowering the number of fatal drug overdoses. According to the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), hospitals across Maryland…

  • Public perception of drugged driving skewed

    WASHINGTON — Public perception about drugged driving isn’t keeping pace with the growing number of states legalizing marijuana. AAA Mid-Atlantic believes too many people fail to respect the gravity and potential danger of drugged driving. “Eighty-five percent…

  • ‘It’s everybody’ — 2 families struggle with addiction

    “Everybody and anybody” is the new face of heroin, and when that face is your child, confronting the realities of drug abuse is much scarier. Two moms share their stories.

  • Cocaine to cupcakes: How to beat transfer addictions

    It\’s not uncommon for many who are recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction to become hooked on another substance: sugar.

  • More than 40 arrested in St. Mary’s after raids

    LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities in St. Mary’s County say they arrested more than 40 people following a series of raids intended to disrupt the drug trade in the county. The operation was carried out…

  • Tanard Jackson rejoins Redskins after getting cut

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Tanard Jackson is staying with the Washington Redskins after all. A day after he was reinstated by the NFL and cut by the Redskins, the veteran safety signed a new deal…