5/31/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Today’s News

Ohio to Sue Opiate Manufacturers!

Kettering, OH already surpassed 2016 OD Numbers

Couple arrested with Heroin within 1000 feet of Mentor school

Mylie Cyrus is not Dead

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State of Ohio suing five largest opiates manufacturers

KTTS  – ‎2 hours ago‎
ROSS COUNTY, Ohio – The State of Ohio’s attorney general announced Wednesday his office has filed a lawsuit against the five largest manufacturers of opiates. Attorney General Mike DeWine conducted a news conference to announce the major litigation …

The Latest: Drugmaker rejects lawsuit over opiate sales

Charlotte Observer  – ‎8 minutes ago‎
A drugmaker accused by the Ohio attorney general of improper promotion of opiates says his lawsuit is legally and factually unfounded./

Ambulatory detox pilot program launches to treat clients in opiate withdrawal

cleveland.com  – ‎2 hours ago‎
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A new program will launch Thursday for ambulatory detoxification to help manage the medical needs of clients going through opiate withdrawal. This six-month pilot program by the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio and the ADAMHS …

Opiate abuse crisis takes center stage at Stonington forum

The Ellsworth American  – ‎1 hour ago‎
Daryl spoke about his addiction at a forum called “Understanding Opiate Addiction and Recovery” at the Stonington Opera House May 24.

Combating heroin will be a priority as mayor

Cincinnati.com  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Cincinnati Councilwoman Yvette Simpson, a Democrat and Charter Committee member, is running for mayor in 2017. Every day we witness the effects of heroin in our city. Just this past weekend, in my neighborhood, I noticed cars with out-of-state license …

STILL HUNTED: 4 heroin trafficking suspects at large

Press & Sun-Bulletin  – ‎38 minutes ago‎
Four people accused in a massive heroin trafficking network throughout the region remain hunted by Tioga County law enforcement nearly a month after facing charges under a 217-count indictment.

Vail police officer uses Narcan to save woman dying of heroin overdose

The Denver Post  – ‎5 hours ago‎
Schwartz applied an automatic external defibrillator, which did not administer a shock, Vail police said. Schwartz soon heard the woman’s friends talking about heroin, so he gave her a dose of Narcan. The first was not effective, so Schwartz gave her 

Heroin, needles, Suboxone seized on I-390

The Livingston County News  – ‎2 hours ago‎
Two men were arrested on Interstate 390 in Avon last week after a search of their vehicle turned up heroin, Suboxone and hypodermic needles.

2 arrested with heroin near Mentor school

WKYC-TV  – ‎3 hours ago‎
MENTOR, Ohio — Police in Mentor recovered 20 grams of suspected heroin as they arrested a man and woman within 1,000 feet of a school.

Man pleads guilty to reckless homicide charge for 2016 heroinoverdose death

Madison.com  – ‎20 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.

Couple overdoses on heroin with children present in Annapolis

CapitalGazette.com  – ‎21 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 

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

KVAL  – ‎13 hours 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 …

Middletown man busted for heroin

WTNH Connecticut News (press release)  – ‎14 hours ago‎
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – A Middletown man is facing charges after police say they found him with heroin. According to officials, police pulled over 52 year-old Gregory Mathis on May 20th.

Police investigating heroin overdose spike possibly caused by laced batch

WSET  – ‎43 minutes ago‎
A spokesperson for an addict recover group in Henrico County told WTVR that the suspected heroin that caused Monday’s spike in overdoses was laced with Carfentanil, a substance 100 times more potent than fentanyl.

Police: Syracuse man claimed 20 envelopes of heroin belonged to 5-year-old

Syracuse.com  – ‎8 minutes ago‎
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — When a man was pulled over in Syracuse on Friday and found with several envelopes of heroin, he said it belonged to a 5-year-old boy, according to a felony complaint.

MBN arrests Tutwiler prison guard in heroin investigation

Jackson Clarion Ledger  – ‎4 hours ago‎
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics has arrested a Tutwiler prison guard in a continuing heroin investigation, MBN Director John Dowdy said in a news release.

Man found guilty in heroin overdose that killed N.J. resident

NJ.com  – ‎5 hours ago‎
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – A former University of Massachusetts graduate student was found guilty on Tuesday of involuntary manslaughter for providing heroin that led to the overdose death of an undergraduate from New Jersey who was working as an …

Police, DEA seize 5 lbs of heroin ‘destined for Nashville’s streets’

WKRN.com  – ‎16 hours ago‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police worked alongside DEA agents to arrest four people and seize five pounds of heroin in Nashville.

Where the homeless died: Opiates, illness, homicides fuel rise in deaths on King County streets

Seattle Times  – ‎5 hours ago‎
7: A 22-year-old woman died of an apparent opiate overdose near a Northwest Seattle home. That same day, a 35-year-old woman was killed by a combination of carbon monoxide and opiates in the 7900 block of Aurora Avenue. Both deaths were ruled …

Our view: Decide on next step with opiates

Herald & Review  – ‎May 30, 2017‎
Opiates are not a modern creation. Assortments of plants have been used and combined for centuries to alleviate pain. The difference now is we think we are more sophisticated, and we have more ability than ever before to create drugs to deal with pain.

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Coroner: Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder died of drug overdose

USA TODAY  – ‎21 hours ago‎
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – 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. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner in Tampa …

Paramedics in some areas of NC see 400-percent increase in overdose calls

WNCN  – ‎6 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 percent increase in overdose calls so …

Baby In Foster Care Died From Medication Overdose

Hartford Courant  – ‎3 hours ago‎
The death of a 13-month-old boy in foster care in Bridgeport last December was the result of “acute intoxication” from an antihistamine medication he was given, authorities confirmed Wednesday morning.

488 overdose deaths in BC so far this year: coroners service

CTV News  – ‎35 minutes ago‎
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s coroners service says there were 136 suspected overdosedeaths in the province in April.

Police investigating heroin overdose spike possibly caused by laced batch

WSET  – ‎57 minutes ago‎
According to police in Hopewell, Narcan, the drug used to reverse an opioid overdose, was used on at least one patient there; that person survived.

Report: High overdose rate in NH due to easy access to illegal drugs, lack of treatment options

NH1 News  – ‎4 hours ago‎
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire’s disproportionately high rate of opioid overdoses is the result of prescription practices, underfunded and scarce treatment options and the state’s proximity to the drug supply chain, Dartmouth College researchers 

Man found guilty in heroin overdose that killed N.J. resident

NJ.com  – ‎5 hours ago‎
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – A former University of Massachusetts graduate student was found guilty on Tuesday of involuntary manslaughter for providing heroin that led to the overdosedeath of an undergraduate from New Jersey who was working as an …

Vail police officer uses Narcan to save woman dying of heroin …

The Denver Post  – ‎5 hours ago‎
VAIL – Memorial Day was memorable for a woman whose life was saved when a police officer administered two doses of an anti-overdose medication.

Already the nation’s highest, Ohio’s overdose death toll continues to rise at an alarming rate

The-review  – ‎11 hours ago‎
At least 4,149 Ohioans died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2016, a 36 percent leap from just the previous year, when Ohio had by far the most overdose deaths in the nation, according to county coroner’s figures compiled by The Columbus Dispatch.

Murder conviction upheld in overdose case

Duluth News Tribune  – ‎19 hours 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.

Centerville overdose deaths: Did airline pilot and wife know they were taking powerful elephant tranquilizer?

MyDaytonDailyNews  – ‎4 hours ago‎
Often used to boost the potency of heroin, the deadly opioid carfentanil is increasingly showing up in cocaine and other drugs, including counterfeit pills resembling prescription drugs.

City reaches 2016’s fatal overdose total before June

Dayton Daily News  – ‎2 hours ago‎
The city of Kettering is not immune to the heroin epidemic the rest of Montgomery County is facing, having already surpassed last year’s total number of accidental overdoses. MORE: Dayton Catholic high schools to begin drug testing all students. The 

Miley Cyrus Dead In Bathtub From Prescription Drug Overdose Is A Celebrity Death Hoax

Business 2 Community  – ‎7 hours ago‎
Miley Cyrus found drowned in a bathtub due to a prescription drug overdose is a celebrity death hoax. There is no truth to the report that Cyrus’ lifeless body was found by her entourage in a bathtub after she drowned from a prescription drug overdose.

Officer administered overdose drug during testing incident

Fox17  – ‎21 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.

Uptick in synthetic marijuana overdoses in Syracuse

CNYcentral.com  – ‎14 hours ago‎
A large number of those overdose calls came from one specific area, near the Rescue Mission just outside of downtown Syracuse.

Jury finds former UMass graduate student guilty in overdose death

The Recorder  – ‎14 hours ago‎
NORTHAMPTON – A jury has found a former University of Massachusetts graduate student guilty of manslaughter in the overdose death of a fellow student.

Couple sought in overdose incidents in Wood County

Toledo Blade  – ‎6 hours ago‎
Police are searching for a couple believed to be selling drugs and who may be responsible for several overdose incidents in and around Wood County.