5/21/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Today’s Summary

NY Daily News is doing a week long look at Heroin in NY

7 Countries have beaten the epidemic

Girl Scouts make overdose kits

A look at typical week of heroin overdoses on Staten Island

New York Daily News  – ‎33 minutes ago‎
“In the old days, heroin was really taboo. It was in the back alleys, under train stations,” said Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon.

Bulgaria seizes big haul of heroin bound for the Netherlands

Clearfield Progress  – ‎35 minutes ago‎
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – Bulgarian customs agents have seized some 423 kilograms (933 pounds) of heroin worth an estimated $34 million at a border checkpoint with Romania.

DEA agents seize six kilos of heroin, two Toledo men charged – 13abc

13abc Action News  – ‎21 hours ago‎
Two Toledo men were criminally charged after DEA agents arrested them for distributing six kilograms of heroin.

More than 20 pounds of heroin seized at Arizona-Calif border

AZFamily  – ‎11 hours ago‎
Border Patrol officials say agents at the Arizona-California border have arrested two Mexican men and seized more than 20 pounds of heroin. They say agents conducting checks at the Greyhound Bus Station in Blythe, California came across two Mexican …

Substitute Teacher Faces Charge of Smuggling Cocaine, Heroin

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎19 hours ago‎
RUMFORD, Maine (AP) – A substitute teacher is accused along with several other men of smuggling heroin and cocaine from southern New England into western Maine.

Undercover officers seize synthetic heroin worth nearly $7 million …

Los Angeles Times  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
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.

Heroin, crack, gun, $104K confiscated in Warren drug bust

Youngstown Vindicator  – ‎10 hours ago‎
A drug bust Friday conducted by multiple law-enforcement agencies resulted in confiscation of 24.5 grams of suspected heroin, 27 grams of suspected crack cocaine, more than $104,000 in cash, a gun and a vehicle plus the arrest of one man. Participating 

Seven indicted in Massena cocaine, heroin bust

WatertownDailyTimes.com  – ‎10 hours ago‎
CANTON – A St. Lawrence County grand jury on Thursday indicted seven Utica residents involved in a Massena traffic stop in March that led to the seizure of $34,300 worth of narcotics, a revolver and an undisclosed amount of money.

Report: Dominicans Control Boston Heroin Trafficking

Power Line (blog)  – ‎11 hours ago‎
The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), an arm of the Boston Police Department, has released its “2016 Heroin Overdose Report.

Meth, heroin lead to teen’s arrest | Local News | record-eagle.com

Traverse City Record Eagle  – ‎20 hours ago‎
TRAVERSE CITY – A Kingsley woman unknowingly sold methamphetamine and heroin to an undercover police officer and now faces two 20-year felonies.

Overdose deaths in Clark County could reach record high by summer

Springfield News Sun  – ‎2 hours ago‎
Clark County is on pace to break last year’s record drug death total by this summer as the opioid crisis continues to spread. The county has seen 67 suspected drug deaths this year as of May 16, including 35 which have been confirmed, Clark County 

Heroic 5-year-old saves parents from heroin overdose

New York Post  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
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.

Local Girl Scouts learn how to save lives, create overdose rescue kits

WDRB  – ‎12 hours ago‎
“So we definitely need to help everybody understand this is something that is very valuable to have inside your home not just for an overdose of heroin or one of the other drugs but for those prescription drugs or somebody could get into or mess up as 

Son of mob underboss Joseph ‘Mousie’ Massimino charged in …

Philly.com  – ‎11 hours ago‎
The son of jailed mob underboss Joseph “Mousie” Massimino was arraigned Saturday on charges of selling narcotics that caused the overdose deaths of two …

Heartbroken wife overdoses after husband’s mistress sent naked pics

Metro  – ‎May 20, 2017‎
A heartbroken woman died of an overdose after her husband’s mistress reportedly sent her naked photos of the couple together, an inquest heard.

Here are the telltale signs of opioid overdose

New York Daily News  – ‎May 20, 2017‎
Their eyes narrow to pinpoints. Their bodies sag. They nod out. They slur their speech. Death approaches. 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 

Lincoln East senior dies of suspected overdose

WOWT  – ‎1 hour ago‎
(WOWT) — A Lincoln East High School senior is dead after a suspected overdose eight days before graduation. Lincoln police were called to a home where the 18-year-old was found unresponsive.

For Kensington librarians, drug tourists and overdose drills are part of the job

Philly.com  – ‎1 hour ago‎
They have been using the spray so often that they can tell the type of overdose simply by the sound coming from the lavatory: Heroin victims slide sluggishly into unconsciousness, the librarians have found, while victims of deadly fentanyl collapse 

Commerce man, 35, found dead from suspected overdose

The Oakland Press  – ‎May 20, 2017‎
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.

Family of an overdose victim advocates against addiction

KTUU.com  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
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.

Free overdose treatments available to La. first responders

WWL First News  – ‎22 hours ago‎
(AP) _ Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has negotiated a $1 million drug company settlement that he says will make an opioid overdose treatment available for free to first responders around Louisiana. Single doses of the overdose antidote naloxone 

Elephant tranquilizer carfentanil linked to 5 more overdose deaths in …

KMSP-TV  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
(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 …

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

The Sun  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
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.

7 Countries That Beat an Overdose Crisis

AlterNet  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
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.

Meriden police change policy after fatal overdose

Meriden Record-Journal  – ‎9 hours ago‎
The State Medical Examiner ruled his death was the result of an overdose of heroin and fentynol, his mother Susan Duclos said.