5/18/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

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Accused heroin dealer who allegedly sold fatal doses stands trial for …

Minneapolis Star Tribune  – ‎15 hours ago‎
Beverly Burrell is accused of selling heroin that killed five from 2015 to 2016.

Held Hostage by Heroin: What is heroin

Hub City Times  – ‎9 hours ago‎
Heroin is an illegal opioid derived from the opium poppy plant. It is typically sold as a white, brown, or gray powder or rock-like substance or as a black, sticky substance.

Addict Nadine Thompson who supplied heroin that led to death of Jackie Brown avoids jail

Belfast Telegraph  – ‎1 hour ago‎
The senior Crown Court judge said it was clear that Thompson, who needed “a lot of support from a lot of agencies” was attempting to deal with her addiction and waiting to join the Belfast Trust-run methadone, Heroin, substitute programme, and jailing 

An Experiment Helps Heroin Users Test Their Street Drugs For Fentanyl

NPR  – ‎May 16, 2017‎
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is “similar to morphine but can be 50 to 100 times more potent,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Prosecutor: Leader of Nashville Heroin Sales Pleads Guilty

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎7 hours ago‎
The prosecutor’s office said in its news release that Montiel had been deported before previously but continued to distribute heroin and later methamphetamine to Tennessee through a network of foot soldiers acting on his commands. Officials say he was …

See the 31 people charged in Finger Lakes heroin bust linked to woman’s death

NewYorkUpstate.com  – ‎May 17, 2017‎
Arthur “Wise” Erskine bought hundreds of grams of heroin from another major drug trafficker in New York City, said an indictment filed by a Tioga County grand jury.

2 more heroin arrests made in Bayonne: cops

NJ.com  – ‎18 hours ago‎
BAYONNE — Two heroin-related arrests were made last week, adding to a string of similar arrests that came the previous week, authorities said.

Family hopes others can learn from heroin addict’s death – News …

The State Journal-Register  – ‎12 hours ago‎
CHATHAM — Dozens of balloons were released into a stiff breeze Wednesday evening to celebrate the lives of Samantha “Sammi” Cody-Neuhoff, 24, and her …

This teacher is the poster child for saying no to drugs | New York Post

New York Post  – ‎22 hours ago‎
A teacher in Oklahoma already accused of bringing heroin and dozens of needles into her second-grade classroom is now facing additional charges in …

Eastburg bust nets 92 bags of heroin

Pocono Record  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Police found 87 bags of heroin in a woman’s bra and five more bags in her boyfriend’s jeans Wednesday morning on North Green Street in East Stroudsburg.

Lower 9th Ward dealer sentenced to 10 years in heroin conspiracy

NOLA.com  – ‎15 hours ago‎
A 33-year-old New Orleans man was sentenced Wednesday (May 17) to 10 years in prison for his role in a heroin ring based in and around a Lower 9th Ward park, according to acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans’ office. Corey Celestine pleaded guilty in …

Heroin addicts are your problem (opinion) – CNN.com

CNN  – ‎May 16, 2017‎
Carol Costello says those who object to paying to help drug addicts are already subsidizing them — when they go to jail. Why then not pay for these addicts to get …

South Florida receives $27M to combat deadly heroin epidemic

WPEC  – ‎4 hours ago‎
Nearly $27 million is coming to South Florida to fight a dangerous heroin epidemic. According to the Sun Sentinel, about $5 million of the available funds will be shared between several South Florida counties like Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade.

Pet Rat In Vancouver Overdoses On Heroin, Saved By Narcan

NPR  – ‎May 16, 2017‎
Volunteers at an overdose prevention site in Vancouver, Canada, say they saved the life of a rat named Snuggles after the little rodent overdosed on heroin. Sarah Blyth, who co-founded the organization behind the prevention site, wrote about the rescue 

Deputies: 2-year-old drowns while father high on heroin – News4Jax

WJXT Jacksonville  – ‎20 hours ago‎
A 41-year-old Fleming Island man is facing aggravated manslaughter charges after his 2-year-old son he was supposed to be looking after drowned in a pool …

Anchorage is seeing a dramatic surge in heroin overdoses

Alaska Dispatch News  – ‎May 16, 2017‎
Mike Crotty, Anchorage Fire Department EMS battalion chief, demonstrates the intranasal use of naloxone, known by the brand name Narcan, at Fire Station 4 on Nov. 13, 2015.

Youngstown news, Heroin found on ‘posh therapist’ arrested for …

Youngstown Vindicator  – ‎21 hours ago‎
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Woman nearly dies of heroin overdose

Williamsport Sun-Gazette  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Jailed automatically that night in the Lycoming County Prison on a state parole violation, Shollenberger was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin and related offenses. She was …

Florida man high on heroin arrested after toddler drowns

Palm Beach Post  – ‎49 minutes ago‎
Ashley Smart, 41, was supposedly high on heroin when the incident happened on Tuesday morning, and police determined “culpable negligence” led to the boy’s death, WJXT reports.

Man says 50 wraps of heroin and cocaine were for personal use

Devon Live  – ‎3 hours ago‎
He admitted personal possession of the 20 wraps of heroin and 30 wraps of crack cocaine which were found by police during a raid on a flat in Fore Street, Exeter on April 18.