5/23/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Todays Notables

(Today Sucks ASS)

9 year old girl finds dead mom

Heroin disguised as “Sweet-tarts” In NY State

MORE First responders fall ill following treatment

MORE Counties report drastic surges in overdose deaths

We might lose 50,000 people this year – Where the Fu^k is Chris Christie?

Website unites families of heroin overdose victims

wreg.com  – ‎2 hours ago‎
His addictions took over; his mom said she didn’t know what to do. “Some point after that I believe is when he was introduced to heroin. It’s my understanding the first time you do heroin it’s a choice and then after that you’re hooked,” she said. Her 

Heroin Disguised as Candy Becomes Latest Attempt to Hook Kids

WAER  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Parents and children in Central New York are being urged to keep an eye out for heroin and fentanyl disguised as candy. It’s turned up in the southern tier, where police have issued a public health warning about the drugs that look like sweet tarts candy.

Three Harford County first responders potentially exposed to heroin

ABC2 News  – ‎3 hours ago‎
It happened Friday night after first responders were dispatched to a report of an overdose victim in Abingdon. After arriving on the scene, a Harford County Sheriff’s deputy reported feeling ill and dizzy and emergency responders with the Abingdon 

A class study of the heroin epidemic

The Boston Globe  – ‎May 22, 2017‎
The random interviews produced some ignorance and some enlightenment. A well-dressed man in a suit brushed past her and her question, hollering back, “They’re all junkies that just need to be exterminated.

Cyclist fatally struck by suspected heroin user remembered by family, friends

WLWT Cincinnati  – ‎1 hour ago‎
A cyclist was hit and killed along U.S. 52 by a driver who left the scene and was allegedly using heroin. William Rust 61, was an avid outdoorsman.

Heroin, opioid epidemic has Valley leaders concerned

ABC15 Arizona  – ‎13 hours ago‎
PHOENIX – On Tuesday, Valley stakeholders will hold a public meeting to discuss trends, treatments and tools against the opioid epidemic facing the nation.

Undercover with vice team to take down heroin dealer

WOODTV.com  – ‎22 hours ago‎
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A heroin dealer taken down in a broad daylight bust told Target 8 he feels guilty “in a way” for selling a drug that he calls “high risk.

‘Frightening’ carfentanil drug 10000 times more potent than heroin

WSB Atlanta  – ‎May 22, 2017‎
ATLANTA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said carfentanil is spreading in the state and a single flake of it can kill a person.

Wilmington man found with over 1000 bags of heroin

Middletown Transcript  – ‎May 22, 2017‎
Shane Brown, 37, of Wilmington was arrested after being found in possession of 1,113 bags of heroin, 25.8 grams of crack cocaine, 9 grams of powder cocaine, 8 Ecstasy tablets, 33 grams of marijuana, 1 semi-automatic handgun, and $4,042.00 in suspect …

Keith Foster found guilty of conspiracy to distribute heroin, marijuana

Fresno Bee  – ‎4 hours ago‎
Keith Foster, who swore to uphold the law as a deputy chief of the Fresno Police Department but ended up tarnishing his badge to commit crimes, was found guilty Tuesday of federal drug-trafficking charges.

Heroin disguised as SweetTarts found in Upstate NY; police issue warning

NewYorkUpstate.com  – ‎13 hours ago‎
Police in the Southern Tier have issued a public health warning about a new narcotics trend in the area that could pose a danger to children.

Eugene investment advisor who allegedly turned to dealing heroin and meth is found dead in his home

The Register-Guard  – ‎6 hours ago‎
Alison had faced felony drug charges involving methamphetamine and heroin stemming from arrests in March 2016 and again in March of this year.

Drug expert’s son finds gray death heroin during traffic stop

14 News WFIE Evansville  – ‎7 hours ago‎
Like what happened recently in Ohio when an officer accidentally overdosed on the gray death heroin during an arrest. This form of heroin is extremely dangerous because of what it’s laced with, which is fentanyl, carfentanyl, and possibly other opioids.

Police find heroin disguised as SweeTARTS in NY

NEWS10 ABC  – ‎8 hours ago‎
(NEWS10) – Police in New York are warning the public and parents about drugs disguised as SweeTARTS. Elmira Police say the drugs may have actual imprints, generic or name brand of the candy, to assist in disguising the true identity of the substance.

TIMELINE: Heroin Pipeline to Pittsburgh

WPXI Pittsburgh  – ‎May 22, 2017‎
9:50 a.m. – Just saw a fire extinguisher, car jack and car battery where DEA found heroin at the border. DEA agent Reed told me smugglers sometimes fill these containers, like the fire entinguisher, with just enough real chemicals to try to hide the drugs.

New Ohio Crime Lab Will Test Only Drugs Including Heroin

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎10 hours ago‎
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab in Springfield will test drugs such as heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. Attorney General Mike DeWine and officials from Clark County and Springfield planned to unveil the lab Tuesday.

What actually helps heroin users get clean: Incarceration, treatment or both?

WCPO  – ‎19 hours ago‎
CINCINNATI — A new plan to tackle Cincinnati’s heroin epidemic is “slowly coming together,” according to City Council member Chris Smitherman, who spoke to a crowd of fellow politicians, police and firefighters at a Monday night meeting of the Law and …

Woman’s sentence upheld for fatal heroin overdose at Lake County Jail

News-Herald.com  – ‎9 hours ago‎
Jessica Sari, left, listens as her mother, Tamara Sari, right, reads a statement about how heroinhas robbed her of her daughter in September in Lake County Common Pleas Court.

Five suspected heroin dealers taken off streets

Santa Clarita Valley Signal  – ‎8 hours ago‎
At least five suspected heroin and methamphetamine dealers were taken off Santa Clarita’s streets this morning during an operation to knock out illegal narcotics.

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Harford County first responders sickened after call to treat fentanyl overdose

WBAL Baltimore  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Police were called to an overdose call and while there, two EMS providers and a deputy somehow came into contact with fentanyl.

Harford deputy, two EMS providers treated for overdose symptoms responding to call

Baltimore Sun  – ‎15 hours ago‎
A Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy was administered Narcan and two EMS providers were treated for overdose symptoms after possibly being exposed to heroin and fentanyl while responding to a call Friday night, the Sheriff’s Office and volunteer 

Md. sheriff’s deputy experiences overdose symptoms while responding to overdose call

Fox Baltimore  – ‎3 hours ago‎
HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WBFF) — Terrifying moments for a sheriff’s deputy in Harford County, as he began displaying symptoms of overdose while responding to a scene. It’s still relatively new territory for law enforcement. A few agencies across the U.S. …

Coroner: 9-year-old girl finds mother dead of apparent overdose

WJAC Johnstown  – ‎2 hours ago‎
Coroner: 9-year-old girl finds mother dead of apparent overdose. by Ron Musselman. Tuesday, May 23rd 2017. A 39-year-old Cambria County woman was found dead of an apparent overdoseby her 9-year-old daughter Tuesday around 7 a.m. (WJAC). AA.

Website unites families of heroin overdose victims

wreg.com  – ‎2 hours ago‎
She said her first-born son, Shelby, was a curious kid. He was always with her and even walked her down the aisle when she got remarried.

Deputies: Overdose death leads to murder…

WJXT Jacksonville  – ‎10 hours ago‎
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – An 18-year-old girl’s death from an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin in November has led to the arrest of the man Clay County deputies say sold the drugs that killed her.

Overdose deaths skyrocket 22 percent in NYC | New York Post

New York Post  – ‎May 22, 2017‎
Drug-overdose deaths in the Big Apple have shot up by 22 percent so far this year, police officials said Monday. The city has seen 344 overdose deaths so far…

Attorney General: 6 Overdose Deaths Linked to Carfentanil

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎8 hours ago‎
New Hampshire AG: 6 Overdose Deaths Linked to Carfentanil. New Hampshire’s attorney general says the number of overdose deaths linked to a deadly synthetic drug powerful enough to tranquilize elephants is up to six. | May 23, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.. MORE.

Child finds adult dead from apparent overdose

WTAJ  – ‎9 hours ago‎
Child finds adult dead from apparent overdose Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Ohio deputies arrest man suspected of selling gray death in fatal …

ABC6OnYourSide.com  – ‎7 hours ago‎
DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve arrested a suspected drug dealer they believe sold gray death to a …

Overdosed and Overwhelmed: The Mid-Ohio Valley Drug Epidemic – Parts 1 & 2

The News Center  – ‎2 hours ago‎
The drug epidemic is having a trickle-down effect on first responders. It starts with dispatchers. Rick Woodyard, the director of Wood County’s 911 Center, says his department dispatches roughly 3 overdose calls a day. “It’s causing a stress of the 

Woman’s sentence upheld for fatal heroin overdose at Lake County Jail

News-Herald.com  – ‎9 hours ago‎
Jessica Sari, left, listens as her mother, Tamara Sari, right, reads a statement about how heroin has robbed her of her daughter in September in Lake County Common Pleas Court.

Overdose victims make up growing portion of organ donors

WMUR Manchester  – ‎22 hours ago‎
According to New England Donor Services, there were 226 organ donors in New England in 2010, and eight of them died of an overdose. In 2015, 54 overdose victims were organ donors. Last year, there were 92. The proportion of organ donors who were …

Overdoses ‘the new normal’ in Highland County

Hillsboro Times Gazette  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Jackman, also a firefighter and paramedic at Paint Creek, said on Tuesday the department had responded to seven overdose calls since Monday, May 15 – three of which occurred Monday, May 22, and one of which occurred early in the day Tuesday.

Counties On Track For Record Number Of Overdose Deaths, Again

WYSO  – ‎5 hours ago‎
Health officials in both Montgomery and Clark Counties say this year in on pace to double the number of opioid-overdose deaths seen last year.

State authorities confirm 11th overdose death from carfentanil …

Minneapolis Star Tribune  – ‎May 22, 2017‎
State authorities on Monday confirmed an 11th overdose death from the drug carfentanil.

Nurse helps pass new Georgia overdose laws

Atlanta Business Chronicle  – ‎46 minutes ago‎
Laurie Fugitt is the Nurse Award winner in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 Health Care Hero Awards. Subscribe to get the full story.

Another Overdose Death, Plus A Champlin Man Found Dead in Portable Restroom

KSTP.com  – ‎22 hours ago‎
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Monday that another person has died of a carfentanil-related overdose. John D. Iron Necklace, 63 of Brooklyn Park, died April 26 after a mixed-drug overdose of carfentanil and trazadone, a release …

Drug addiction counselor: Two more SCV people died of overdoses

Santa Clarita Valley Signal  – ‎22 hours ago‎
Alarmed by the numbers of overdose cases in the SCV, civic leaders rallied with Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies and addiction treatment officials such as Quashen to hold public forums and pursue drug aversion programs in 2013.

Baltimore pharmacies ready for over-the-counter sales of heroin …

Baltimore Business Journal  – ‎May 22, 2017‎
A new state standing order goes into effect June 1 in Baltimore that will expand access to naloxone, a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose.

More than 18K bags of heroin seized from man’s home, cops say

NJ.com  – ‎14 hours ago‎
PATERSON – Police following up on complaints of drug sales in Paterson arrested a man Monday and seized a massive amount of heroin and crack worth an estimated $100,000 from his home, authorities said. Oscar Saez, 58, was arrested about 12:50 p.m. …