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…
\”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.
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.…
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.
As heroin use continues to claim lives in Maryland, police officers are being trained to respond with a prescription previously only carried by paramedics.
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.
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…
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.
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
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.\”
Though substance abuse is declining among teenagers, heroin use is on the rise among Americans of all ages.
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.
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.
A rash of drug overdoses and two deaths have area police searching for the source.