Having lost his 29-year-old son to a fentanyl overdose, Dean Palozej believes dealers who peddle drugs that kill should be locked up for a very long time — for the rest of their life, in some cases.
“We don’t know at this time if it’s because it was a bad batch, if it’s tainted or mixed with other drugs, or just extremely concentrated,” Alexandria Police Capt. Gregg Ladislaw said.
Virginia police are searching for a link between five overdose deaths that happened over three days in Chesterfield County.
Lovato has chronicled her life and battles throughout the years, from her bisexuality to being bullied as a child to suffering from depression. That candor has helped her become a role model for young women and men who have faced their own issues.
Police have not disclosed where they believe the “bad batch” of K2 originated, but the overdoses have occurred in all quadrants of the District.
A 31-year-old man died in custody following an emergency call in Fairfax County on Tuesday. Police Chief Ed Roessler said the man was actively trying to harm himself.
Six students from Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest D.C. were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after becoming sick at school.
Authorities in southern Maryland have charged six accused drug dealers with murder in connection to six drug overdose deaths in St. Mary’s County.
Montgomery County schools will have naloxone kits this September. The drug is used to reverse overdoses from opioids.
Loudoun County is deploying a new tool to combat the increase in opioid overdoses. Deputies in its most western district are now armed with a nasal spray antidote.
As the country continues to see record numbers of overdoses, is it possible that some patients who overdose are still able to get new prescriptions?
LEESBURG, Va. — A new task force to fight the growing heroin epidemic in Northern Virginia will investigate ways to prevent and treat addiction. The regional initiative called the Heroin Operations Team pools from federal,…
Maryland is the 20th state in the nation to enact the \”Good Samaritan Law.\”
law provides some immunity to people who summon medical help for someone
overdosing on drugs or alcohol.
A Maryland lawmaker is proposing a bill that he says he hopes
will help more drug overdose victims receive proper medical help in time to save
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.
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