5/20/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Articles of Interest

Charlotte Kid Says Opitates/Heroin too Easy to Buy

5 Year Old Ohio Boy Saves Parents

Wife OD’s after Viewing Pics of Cheating Husband

Undercover officers seize synthetic heroin worth nearly $7 million outside Fresno

Los Angeles Times  – ‎14 hours ago‎
Undercover officers in Central California made a drug bust valued at nearly $7 million on the streets, seizing just a few pounds of a synthetic heroin. Fresno County sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said Friday that officers seized 4.4 pounds of the drug.

Heroin seizure a city record

Toledo Blade  – ‎5 hours ago‎
The suspected heroin was packaged in bricks that would have been broken down, possibly cut with the potent opioid fentanyl, and sold on the streets, said Keith Martin, assistant special agent in charge of the U.S.

Arizonan Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking in New Mexico

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎2 hours ago‎
Arizonan Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking in New Mexico. An Arizona woman is facing up to a 20-year sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty to a heroin trafficking charge in New Mexico. | May 20, 2017, at 5:23 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn 

5-year-old boy saves parents who overdosed on heroin, police say

CNN  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Ohio is one of many states battling a heroin epidemic. Last year, a photo released by police in East Liverpool, Ohio, showed two adults passed out from a heroin overdose in the front seats of a car with a 4-year-old child strapped in his car seat in 

Major Colorado Foster Kids Jump Due to Heroin Epidemic

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Data from the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey – an annual undertaking by the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services – found 6.3 percent of teenagers in Pueblo reported having used heroin at least one time in their life. More than 4 …

Opioid epidemic: Who is dying of heroin in Butler County?

Hamilton Journal News  – ‎15 hours ago‎
More than half of Butler County’s 25 municipalities had at least one heroin/fentanyl overdose-related death in 2016. Only nine communities did not see such a death.

7 arrested in Howard County heroin distribution cases

WBAL Baltimore  – ‎16 hours ago‎
In a third case in mid-May, detectives said they concluded a three-month investigation into a drug dealer who was selling heroin and cocaine in Howard County. Police said that the suspect, Robert Ehrhardt, 31, was dividing his time between two 

$6.8M in ‘synthetic heroin‘ seized in Fresno County drug bust

KFSN-TV  – ‎13 hours ago‎
Because agents were unsure what was in the “synthetic heroin,” they wore HAZMAT suits while they removed the drugs from a secret compartment in Lopez’ car.

Painkillers, heroin ‘too easy’ to buy, Charlotte high school students reveal

WSOC Charlotte  – ‎13 hours ago‎
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. – More people are dying from opiate abuse in Mecklenburg County, and it’s getting harder to put traffickers and dealers behind bars.

Advocate for safe-injection sites dies of OD in Philly’s heroin hellscape

Philly.com  – ‎20 hours ago‎
Since January, he had been working to bring a safe and supervised injection site to Philadelphia to replace the festering heroin hellscape in Kensington and Fairhill, where users gather to shoot up along a gorge forged by Conrail tracks. At 7:45 p.m 

Led by heroin, illegal narcotics test law enforcement

Herald & Review  – ‎11 hours ago‎
Heroin is definitely our No. 1 public safety threat,” said Shofner, whose department is one of six agencies that make up the Illinois State Police Task Force 6 narcotics unit.

Reported heroin overdose call leads to multiple arrests

Wetumpka Herald  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Elmore County Sheriff’s Officials released a report describing a residence-turned drug den, an overdose and a seven-month pregnant woman admitting to the use of heroin, painkillers and likely harming the unborn child. Sheriff Bill Franklin said there 

11 Investigates: Heroin Pipeline to Pittsburgh

WPXI Pittsburgh  – ‎13 hours ago‎
“If we didn’t find the drugs when we did, $2.5 million worth of heroin just keeps driving down the street into our neighborhoods.

Snuggles The Rat Survives Harrowing Heroin Overdose

HuffPost  – ‎May 18, 2017‎
A pet rat who overdosed on heroin is alive and well, thanks to some quick-thinking volunteers. On Sunday, the rat, named Snuggles, accidentally ingested some heroin that was left on a table by her owner, a woman in Vancouver. The woman brought a very …

Detectives make largest heroin bust in Citrus County history

WFLA  – ‎11 hours ago‎
The street value of the heroin is estimated around $10,000. Fifty grams of heroin requires a minimum 25 year sentence if convicted.

Manchester drug bust yields 150 bags of heroin

Asbury Park Press  – ‎May 18, 2017‎
A Manchester police narcotics team arrested a Trenton man during a traffic stop Wednesday and charged him with heroin distribution and other crimes.

5-year-old boy saves parents overdosing on heroin

KGO-TV  – ‎12 hours ago‎
The two parents had a suspected heroin overdose when the young boy rushed to find help, saving his parents’ lives. The incident took place in Middletown, Ohio on the morning of May 18.

Heroin addicts are your problem

CNN  – ‎May 16, 2017‎
I wrote about the devastating effects that heroin addiction had on my hometown — Canton, Ohio — last week. I expressed concern about proposed cuts to Medicaid and the rollback of Obamacare.

Illegal Immigrants Caught Smuggling Nearly Half A Million In HeroinAcross Border

The Daily Caller  – ‎20 hours ago‎
Authorities caught two illegal immigrants attempting to smuggle nearly half a million dollars in heroin Wednesday hidden in caulking tubes at a California bus station.

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Fentanyl found in 3 recent overdose deaths in Anchorage – Alaska …

Alaska Dispatch News  – ‎11 hours ago‎
Three people are confirmed to have died from opioid overdoses in recent weeks in Anchorage, and all tested positive for fentanyl, the state health department …

Heroic 5-year-old saves parents from heroin overdose

New York Post  – ‎21 hours ago‎
A quick-thinking 5-year-old boy had to play grown-up this week, rescuing his mom and dad who had overdosed on heroin, according to reports.

Here are the telltale signs of opioid overdose

New York Daily News  – ‎1 hour ago‎
Users in the midst of a heroin or pill overdose then either lose consciousness or enter a trance-like state, only semi-aware of their surroundings, experts said.

Heartbroken woman, 38, took fatal overdose after her husband’s lover sent her naked pics of them together

The Sun  – ‎19 hours ago‎
A WOMAN took a fatal overdose after being sent photos of her husband naked with her friend, an inquest heard. Sarah-Jane Cunningham, 38, died of an overdose after her husband Stuart’s new lover – a former pal of hers – reportedly sent the explicit images.

Reported heroin overdose call leads to multiple arrests

Wetumpka Herald  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Elmore County Sheriff’s Officials released a report describing a residence-turned drug den, an overdose and a seven-month pregnant woman admitting to the use of heroin, painkillers and likely harming the unborn child.

Elephant tranquilizer carfentanil linked to 5 more overdose deaths in …

KMSP-TV  – ‎20 hours ago‎
(KMSP) – Ten people in the Twin Cities metro have now died of overdoses related to carfentanil, a powerful opioid that is used as a tranquilizer for elephants and …

Wife ‘addicted’ to husband took fatal overdose after being sent nude …

Mirror.co.uk  – ‎14 hours ago‎
Sarah-Jane Cunningham, 38, couldn’t leave husband Stuart “because she couldn’t cope without him”, an inquest heard.

Lockport police report pair of overdose deaths | Local News …

Niagara Gazette  – ‎11 hours ago‎
Two Lockport men, both 25, died last weekend of suspected drug overdoses, according to police.

Overdose takes Marion County commissioner’s brother

Ocala  – ‎14 hours ago‎
Marion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant has a cherished photo of her brothers Dan and Mike Nowlin, the last she has that was taken of Dan before he succumbed to an unrelenting and merciless foe that Mike likened to a snake.

Commerce man, 35, found dead from suspected overdose

The Oakland Press  – ‎13 minutes ago‎
A 35-year-old man was found dead from a suspected overdose Wednesday afternoon in Commerce Township. Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies and Commerce firefighters were called to the man’s home in the 2000 block of Carl Court at around 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Motorist who OD’d with child in car dies of second overdose

Palm Beach Post  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
An Acreage motorist overdosing on heroin was arrested after an 11-year-old passenger called 911 to say the man was intoxicated and driving dangerously, the report said.

7 Countries That Beat an Overdose Crisis

AlterNet  – ‎14 hours ago‎
It’s no secret that there’s a drug overdose crisis in the United States. Opioid overdose deaths have risen 255% from 1999 to 2015.

Norwich wife overdoses after mistress sent naked photos

Daily Mail  – ‎18 hours ago‎
A woman who was ‘addicted’ to her cheating husband died of an overdose after she was sent naked photos of him with her friend, an inquest heard.

Family of an overdose victim advocates against addiction

KTUU.com  – ‎11 hours ago‎
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) The family of an overdose victim speaks out days after their loved one was found dead on the side of the road in Chugiak.

Possible overdose in Tiffin

Tiffin Advertiser Tribune  – ‎7 hours ago‎
Tiffin Fire Rescue Division was dispatched to 130 Sycamore St. at 6:46 p.m. for a possible overdose. The person was transported to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital.

Drug overdose deaths surge in Philly continues this year

Philly.com  – ‎18 hours ago‎
Philadelphia is on track to record 1,200 drug overdose deaths this year, a 33 percent increase over last year. “Every week it is worse.

5-year-old boy saves parents overdosing on heroin | abc7.com

KABC-TV  – ‎13 hours ago‎
A young boy runs over two blocks to save his parents’ lives from an overdose.

In Beechmont, Families Cope With Rising Overdoses – Wfpl

89.3 WFPL  – ‎15 hours ago‎
Joe Strothman was prepared to see someone overdosing. He was even prepared for it to happen in front of his house. And in February, it did.

South Philadelphia man charged in drug overdose deaths: Sources

FOX 29 News Philadelphia  – ‎11 hours ago‎
The two victims died of drug overdoses in early April in an apartment at 4th and Bainbridge. Joseph Massimino Jr. is now charged with their deaths after detectives linked a unique drug concoction, phone messages and drug containers to Massimino.

Painkillers, heroin ‘too easy’ to buy, Charlotte high school students …

WSOC Charlotte  – ‎13 hours ago‎
More people are dying from opiate abuse in Mecklenburg County and it’s getting harder to put traffickers and dealers behind bars.

What Everyone Should Know About Opioids

Refinery29  – ‎18 hours ago‎
In the past 15 years or so, deaths related to heroin and prescription opioids have quadrupled in the U.S., according to the CDC. And opioid addiction is becoming an increasingly widespread issue, especially among young women.

Blair County man jailed after another man dies of drug overdose …

WJAC Johnstown  – ‎14 hours ago‎
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP – A Blair County man is facing multiple drug charges after an incident Thursday in which a man died of a drug overdose at a house in the …

NKY volunteers spreading info on beating heroin addiction

WCPO  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
ERLANGER, Ky. — This weekend, Kenton County volunteers will hit the streets of Erlanger with information on tackling heroin addiction. NKY Door Hangers Against Heroin have been putting their information on door knobs across Northen Kentucky to let …