5/30/17 Today’s (and Yesterday’s) Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Today’s Garbage

WaPo – Feeling bad for Mexicans as a result of the US hunger for heroin – SMH!
From the North Coast – 13 Dead from OD this past weekend

Rehabber kicked out due to relapse after 10 days – readmitted

CBS Reports Heroine (geezus man can we spell it right?) OD doubled in St Louis

There are doublings triplings and quadruplings popping up everywhere

Man hit by car on Interstate chasing discarded heroin – cause it is that damn important

Hey here’s a RINDINGER! 5 states declare states of emergency due to heroin crisis – but hey Buckeyes – your boy Kasich – still not – even though it’s worse here than all other five.

An OD victim recovers checks out of ER, and breaks into a car in the hospital parking lot

that’s more than enough doncha think?

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In Mexico, the price of America’s hunger for heroin

Washington Post  – ‎5 hours ago‎
TELOLOAPAN, MEXICO – In this skittish town on Mexico’s heroin highway, civilians with rusty shotguns shake down passing cars for contributions to the public defense.

Man pleads guilty to reckless homicide charge for 2016 heroinoverdose death

Madison.com  – ‎2 hours ago‎
She brought the heroin back to the motel and gave some to her sister, then used some herself, drove to East Towne and passed out behind the wheel of her car, the complaint states.

Suspected heroin, fentanyl overdoses in Cuyahoga County killed 13 over Memorial Day weekend

cleveland.com  – ‎8 hours ago‎
Heroin and fentanyl killed at least 41 people in April. That’s more than the 35 fatal overdoses recorded in March but fewer than the 61 recorded in February, the county’s deadliest month ever for heroin or fentanyl overdoses. Cuyahoga County reported 

Five plead guilty to heroin trafficking in Kings County

Fresno Bee  – ‎7 hours ago‎
Five men have entered guilty pleas in charges related to heroin trafficking in Kings County and face sentences from eight to three years.

Police: Man said he dealt heroin 10 times a day

Muncie Star Press  – ‎12 hours ago‎
MUNCIE, Ind. – City police said a Muncie man awaiting sentencing for a heroin-dealing conviction has been at it again. In fact, 28-year-old Douglas R. “Ruggie” Garrett Jr.

Massachusetts Heroin Trade Crackdown Leads to 30 Arrests

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎3 hours ago‎
A fallen caution sign sits across from a house, which according to law enforcement officials is one of the locations raided earlier in the day to break up heroin and fentanyl drug rings in the region, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S., May 30, 2017.

MBN arrests Tutwiler prison guard in heroin investigation

Mississippi News Now  – ‎1 hour ago‎
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics has arrested a Tutwiler prison guard in a continuing heroin investigation, according to MBN Director John Dowdy.

Butler County experts to discuss heroin epidemic

Hamilton Journal News  – ‎10 hours ago‎
A naloxone nasal spray used to treat heroin overdoses has been recalled by the manufacturer. Photo/Provided. BUTLER COUNTY.

Interagency drug investigation seizes multiple pounds of suspected heroin and meth’

KVAL  – ‎1 hour ago‎
ALBANY, Ore. – Three people face criminal charges after narcotics investigators seized “multiple pounds of suspected heroin and methamphetamine,” Albany Police said. The investigation involved the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Eugene office and the Linn …

Drug Dealer Gives Free Heroin Samples to Undercover SEPTA Officers: Police

NBC 10 Philadelphia  – ‎6 hours ago‎
A man was arrested after he allegedly handed free heroin samples to two undercover officers near a SEPTA station in Philadelphia Monday.

Affidavit: Evansville man admitted to dealing heroin

14 News WFIE Evansville  – ‎3 hours ago‎
According to a police affidavit, officers received a tip last week that he was dealing heroin at a Franklin Street apartment.

Police investigate possible laced batch after heroin overdose spike

wtvr.com  – ‎3 hours ago‎
PETERSBURG, Va. – At least two people died and approximately 10 people were taken to Southside Regional Medical Center as emergency crews around the Tri-Cities region responded to an unusually high number of heroin overdoses Monday. Two men …

Editorial: Five states have declared heroin emergencies, but Ohio’s crisis is worse

WCPO  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Significantly, that includes using money from his state’s budget surplus. Ohio enjoys a budget surplus of more than $2 billion — the so-called Rainy Day Fund — but Kasich has resisted using any of it against the heroin crisis. Ohio officials have 

At least 5 heroin overdoses, two fatal, in Tri-Cities on Memorial Day

Richmond.com  – ‎1 hour ago‎
Southside Regional Hospital’s emergency room reported treating about 10 patients for drug overdoses within a 24 hour period ending Tuesday morning, hospital spokeswoman Terry Tysinger said.

Relapse of a heroin addict

Santa Clarita Valley Signal  – ‎21 hours ago‎
James Fusca, SCV heroin addict, who touched the hearts of thousands after they read his story – how he hit rock bottom, the ensuing family intervention and his pledge to change – was momentarily kicked out of rehab 10 days into his stint.

‘Unflinchingly Real’: KOMO documentary to shine light on heroincrisis

KOMO News  – ‎3 hours ago‎
There is a program airing Thursday night, and I believe it is important that you watch it. It is called Demon At The Door: Our Heroin Crisis. We’ve worked on it for about eight months. It is shocking. It is devastating. It is unflinchingly real 

Couple overdoses on heroin with children present in Annapolis

CapitalGazette.com  – ‎2 hours ago‎
The children were whisked away, police said. It took four doses of Narcan to revive the man. The man later told officers he had taken heroin at the same time as his girlfriend. He was taken to the hospital and the children were turned over to their 

Man Chasing Discarded Heroin Across I-55 Injured in Hit-and-Run, Police Say

Riverfront Times (blog)  – ‎4 hours ago‎
Shutterstock/ChiccoDodiFC; A man was trying to retrieve heroin from I-55 when he was hit by a car, police say. A 33-year-old man was hit by a car when he tried to run across Interstate 55 to pick up heroin that had been thrown into traffic, authorities 

Drug ring investigation leads to five guilty pleas in heroin, fentanyl trafficking case

13abc Action News  – ‎5 hours ago‎
Otis Kelly Coleman pleaded guilty to engaging in a pattern of criminal activity and trafficking in heroin. A judge sentenced him to eight years in prison.

Angela Rippon tests positive for opiates in poppy seed experiment …

The Guardian  – ‎May 29, 2017‎
She isn’t the first TV presenter you might associate with a drugs test, but Angela Rippon has tested positive for opiates after eating poppy seeds in a loaf of bread …

Stillaguamish Senior Center hosts opioid panel

North County Outlook  – ‎7 hours ago‎
“They didn’t have a problem until they started using opiates from a surgery.” A surgery can lead to problems with opioids if you’re not careful, he said, because so much of pain is treated with pills now.

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Coroner: Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder died of overdose

ABC News  – ‎5 hours ago‎
Paul O’Neill, the founder of the progressive metal band Trans-Siberian Orchestra, died of an accidental drug overdose, a Florida medical examiner said in a report released Tuesday.

Officer administered overdose drug during testing incident

Fox17  – ‎3 hours ago‎
KENT COUNTY, Mich. – A local detective had to receive a dosage of the overdose-reversal drug Narcan Tuesday, after officials say he may have come into contact with a dangerous substance he was testing.

Heroine Overdose Numbers Double Last Year’s

CBS St. Louis  – ‎11 hours ago‎
St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, whose department responds to overdose calls, says synthetic marijuana overdoses have dropped 50 percent, but he calls the heroin scene in the city “horrific”, and says heroin overdoses have more than doubled in 

Paramedics see 400% increase in overdose calls in certain areas

WNCT  – ‎2 hours ago‎
CHOCOWINITY, N.C. (WNCT) – The Fentanyl and Carfentanil epidemic is now striking areas in the East, with some towns reporting a big spike in the number of overdose calls. Paramedics in Chocowinity have seen a 425% increase in overdose calls so far …

2 People Saved From Heroin Overdose Within Hours In Lake County

CBS Chicago  – ‎12 hours ago‎
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said his office has already saved 14 people overdosing from heroin in the first five months of 2017, while the sheriff’s office saved 13 people from opioid overdose in all of 2016. “The opioid epidemic is a real problem 

Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4000 overdose deaths in 2016

ABC News  – ‎May 28, 2017‎
Steel compartments in a morgue are pictured in this undated stock photo. A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoseslast year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid …

Overdose fears as B.C. grad season approaches | Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun  – ‎May 29, 2017‎
In the midst of B.C.’s opioid crisis, and with graduation celebrations fast approaching, some parents are calling for overdose training and naloxone kits to be …

Redmond police now carry opioid overdose medication

KTVZ  – ‎19 hours ago‎
Redmond police on Monday gained another life-saving option available to them when responding to opioid overdoses. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a chemical substance which, when applied, can counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.

Overdose mapping system could be used in fight against heroin

WHAS 11.com  – ‎May 29, 2017‎
(WHAS11) — First responders in the Louisville Metro area are hoping that a real time overdose mapping system could help them in the fight against the ongoing heroin epidemic.

Ex-UMass student guilty of involuntary manslaughter for overdosedeath

wwlp.com  – ‎6 hours ago‎
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The man who provided drugs to a University of Massachusetts student who overdosed and died, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Indiana looking to restock supply of overdose drug Naloxone

WNDU-TV  – ‎13 hours ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – State records show that Indiana is looking to restock supplies of the drug that treats potentially fatal overdoses from opioid painkillers and …

Murder conviction upheld in overdose case

Duluth News Tribune  – ‎42 minutes ago‎
A medical examiner determined that Wicklund, of Duluth, overdosed on 25I-NBOMe, a drug commonly called “N-Bomb” that is said to mimic the effects of LSD.

Cop accidentally overdoses while searching suspect’s car | New …

New York Post  – ‎22 hours ago‎
A Pennsylvania police officer came in contact with a powdery substance while searching a suspect’s car over Memorial Day weekend, resulting in an accidental.

Family fighting back against drug use after son’s suspected overdose death

WRGT TV Fox 45  – ‎21 hours ago‎
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) — A Miami Valley family is fighting back against drug use in their neighborhood after a young man is found dead of a suspected drug overdose just hours after being released from jail. The Montgomery County …

Police revive Oshawa woman after suspected fentanyl overdose

CTV News  – ‎5 hours ago‎
OSHAWA, Ont. — Police say a woman is alive after officers administered an antidote to reverse a suspected fentanyl overdose. Durham regional police say they were called to assist paramedics at an Oshawa, Ont., apartment last Friday evening and found a …

Court records: Man at hospital for drug overdose walks out of ER, burglarizes vehicle

KOKH FOX25  – ‎2 hours ago‎
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – Court records show a man in the hospital following a drug overdose walked out of the emergency room and broke into a vehicle in the parking lot.

Cringe-worthy letter shames overdose victim

The Citizen.com  – ‎2 hours ago‎
On behalf of my son and thousands like him who died of an opioid overdose, I believe this type of negative commentary only serves to perpetuate the shame and stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction and overdose deaths. No one denigrates in …

Police investigate possible laced batch after heroin overdose spike

wtvr.com  – ‎3 hours ago‎
PETERSBURG, Va. – At least two people died and approximately 10 people were taken to Southside Regional Medical Center as emergency crews around the Tri-Cities region responded to an unusually high number of heroin overdoses Monday. Two men …

2 undercover SEPTA officers offered heroin, arrest made

6abc.com  – ‎21 hours ago‎
An arrest was made after two undercover SEPTA officers were offered free samples of heroinearly Monday morning. SEPTA officials say it happened along the Market-Frankford Line.