• Md., NY men plead guilty in bulk heroin operation

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in connection with a drug operation that brought heroin in bulk from New York to Maryland. Prosecutors say Jeffrey Anderson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Reginald Jones of New York City worked with another man to bring large quantities of heroin from sources in New York to…

  • ‘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.

  • Virginia man gets 14 years for heroin trafficking

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The leader of a heroin trafficking operation in Portsmouth has been sentenced to 14 years and two months in federal prison. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Shawn Butler of Portsmouth was sentenced Monday in federal court in Norfolk. Butler pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.…

  • Va. attorney general to tackle heroin problem

    Significantly more people are dying from heroin overdoses across the Washington D.C. area than were a few years ago — and it\’s spurring new action in Virginia.

  • Maryland police officers training to carry lifesaving nasal spray

    As heroin use continues to claim lives in Maryland, police officers are being trained to respond with a prescription previously only carried by paramedics.

  • Virginia women held on drug, stun gun charges

    Two Virginia women have been arrested on charges of having hundreds of packets of suspected heroin and a stun gun in their car in Rhode Island.

  • Va. man gets 7 years for hiding heroin death

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Vienna man who admitted hiding a friend’s body in the woods after a heroin overdose rather than seeking help for her has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison. Prosecutors on Friday requested a 10-year sentence for 20-year-old Kyle Alifom, who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence after first…

  • Local rescuers rely on Narcan to help overdose victims

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday called heroin a \”public health crisis\” and urged first responders to help overdose victims by using a counter-agent known as Narcan, which has been used in Prince George\’s County for years.

  • Heroin use rises in D.C. among middle, upper class

    Abuse of heroin is ramping up at such a fast rate, doctors say it\’s
    the definition of an epidemic. Health officials in D.C. are trying to respond in

  • Dramatic rise in heroin use across Md.

    Heroin use is on the rise in Maryland. The state is warning of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a
    synthetic opioid that is 80 times more powerful than morphine, and perhaps
    \”hundreds of times more powerful than heroin.\”

  • Youth substance abuse down; heroin abuse climbs

    Though substance abuse is declining among teenagers, heroin use is on the rise among Americans of all ages.

  • Police see spike in heroin deaths in Montgomery County

    As many people have died from overdosing on heroin in Montgomery County in the last five months as in all of 2010, 2011 and 2012 combined.

  • Man with $270K in heroin arrested in Stafford County

    A 28-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested in Stafford County, Va., in what authorities say is one of the largest drug seizures of its type in the region\’s history.

  • After heroin overdoses, police search for source of drugs

    A rash of drug overdoses and two deaths have area police searching for the source.