“Looking at the several heroin deaths Loudoun County has had already this year and several last year, it is shocking,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.
Fatal heroin overdoses in Virginia have tripled since 2011, and new figures released by the commonwealth show they continued to surge through last year.
A Richmond man who police believe may be linked to several heroin-related overdose deaths has been arrested.
A Mineral man and his two adult children will serve prison time for dealing heroin.
On Monday night, 40 officers were trained and equipped with Naloxone, a lifesaving medication that counteracts the effects of a drug overdose.
Maryland Transportation Authority Police have arrested three men from South Carolina after more than a pound of heroin was seized from their vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Baltimore.
More than 30 of the country’s governors have gathered in Washington for the annual winter meeting of the National Governors Association.
Law enforcement officials plan to announce an initiative to deal with the heroin problem in Virginia’s Tidewater region.
While some critics ask whether police are putting social work over law enforcement, authorities say that while they are stepping up efforts against dealers, they can’t arrest their way out of such a pervasive epidemic.
A Maryland lawmaker is proposing to decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs like heroin and cocaine.
A Baltimore man has been sentenced to eight years and four months in federal prison for his leading role in a heroin trafficking ring that distributed the drug in several states.
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers say the state recorded nearly 1,000 fatal drug overdoses in 2014, most involving prescription painkillers or heroin.
Gov. Larry Hogan wants to increase drug-trafficking penalties and strengthen Maryland’s prescription drug monitoring program to help fight the state’s heroin epidemic.
A former sailor who smuggled heroin aboard an aircraft carrier has been sentenced in Virginia to 18 months in prison.
A look at what some local members of Congress have on their plates for 2016.