6/14/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Today’s Headlines

Do You Know Where Your Tree Trimmers Are?

Not Even Once – Elementary Teacher Instructs Kids on Drugs!

Even New River Gorge Rangers Carry Narcan

From Harvard to Hell – Heroin makes This Trip Possible Too

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Heroin abuse again gets Albany’s attention – Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle  – ‎19 hours ago‎
ALBANY – Senate Republicans on Tuesday planned to pass a package of bills to toughen penalties against heroin dealers.

Heartbreak, heroin and horse tranquilizers: How addiction killed 51 in Jackson County

MLive.com  – ‎3 hours ago‎
A boyfriend and girlfriend both killed by carfentanil, the deadly large animal tranquilizer distributed as heroin. The four were among 51 people who died of drug abuse in Jackson County in 2016, according to a Citizen Patriot/MLive analysis of death 

Two arrested after ‘Heroin Hilton’ search turns up drugs

KRCRTV.COM  – ‎8 hours ago‎
The search of a run-down Eureka apartment building commonly known as the “Heroin Hilton” ended with the arrests of two people on several drug charges, according to police.

Man charged with distributing heroin in East Brunswick | NJ.com

NJ.com  – ‎16 hours ago‎
EAST BRUNSWICK — A 28-year-old man was charged after a two-month investigation with distributing heroin throughout the township, authorities said.

Records: Out on bond, woman sold heroin that killed Spencer man

Marshfield News-Herald  – ‎18 hours ago‎
Court records: Cassandra Staab was out on bond for drug-related charges when a Spencer man died from using fentanyl-laced heroin.

‘Not Even Once’: elementary students and heroin

Cincinnati.com  – ‎22 hours ago‎
It does not have to be like this, she tells the elementary school students. “You do not have to be like your aunt or grandmother.

3 sent to prison for selling deadly dose of heroin to young tribal member

KOMO News  – ‎14 hours ago‎
The three of them sold heroin to 28-year-old Felisha Jackson in September 2015. Moments after that sale, Jackson was found unresponsive by her 9-year-old daughter.

Tree trimmers caught in customer’s car with heroin – KMOV.com

KMOV.com  – ‎12 hours ago‎
A pair of tree-trimmers are accused of using a homeowner’s car to use heroin and steal from a nearby store. Both St. Ann Police and the Better Business Bureau say the pair were caught on May 31 in the parking lot of Menards along St. Charles Rock Road.

Police: 2 arrested in Schererville heroin investigation

nwitimes.com  – ‎19 hours ago‎
SCHERERVILLE – Two Sauk Village residents were charged last week following an investigation into reported heroin sales in the Harvest Acres and Burges Estates subdivisions, police said.

From Harvard to heroin, a recovery story

Philly.com  – ‎1 hour ago‎
A dozen years ago, two freshmen were suspended from Harvard University’s football team, reportedly for some high-octane partying.

London teen accused of dealing crack cocaine and heroin in Exeter’s Rougemont Gardens

Devon Live  – ‎2 hours ago‎
Police have arrested a man for allegedly dealing crack cocaine and heroin in Exeter’s Rougemont Gardens. Mohammed Yusef, 19, from London, has appeared in court charged with two offences of dealing in Class A drugs.

Suspect Threw Gun, Heroin From Car After Torrington Traffic Stop …

Hartford Courant  – ‎12 hours ago‎
A driver was arrested Tuesday after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop and throwing a bag with a gun and drugs in it out the car window.

Two to appear in court over R104m heroin bust – EWN

Eyewitness News  – ‎4 hours ago‎
The Hawks say one man was arrested immediately when the heroin was found in a makeshift compartment in the vehicle.

Washington man charged with heroin offenses – WITN

WITN  – ‎13 hours ago‎
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a Washington man is charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Md. makes overdose drug available without a prescription | WTOP

WTOP  – ‎6 hours ago‎
A prescription drug that can reverse an opioid overdose is now being made available to Marylanders without a prescription.

As overdose deaths hit record levels, drug and alcohol services face massive cuts

The Guardian  – ‎8 hours ago‎
The UK is now officially the drugs overdose capital of Europe with almost one in three of the continent’s overdose deaths, mainly related to heroin and other opioids, according to the European monitoring centre for drugs and drug addiction. Its 2016 

Man allegedly drags, beats overdose victim

Journal Times  – ‎15 hours ago‎
At about 1:50 p.m. Saturday, sheriff’s deputies and Rochester rescue crews were dispatched to a report of an overdose in progress on South Millgate Drive and East Main Street, just west of Highway 36.

Recognizing the signs of an overdose

TimminsToday  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Recently there has been a lot of attention focused on drug addiction and overdoses. The Timmins and Area Drug Strategy (TADS), a group with members from various organizations, is working to address these concerns here in Timmins.

New River Gorge rangers outfitted with overdose rescue kits

The Daily Progress  – ‎5 hours ago‎
(AP) – West Virginia University and the state Department of Health and Human Resources have provided park rangers at New River Gorge National River with overdose rescue kits. The university says in the last decade, there have been five overdoses at 

FDA warns of accidental overdose risk with Sileo

American Veterinary Medical Association  – ‎2 hours ago‎
The Food and Drug Administration on May 23 alerted dog owners and veterinarians about the risk of accidental overdose of dogs treated with the drug Sileo, a prescription gel given by mouth to treat noise aversion.

Sheriff: Overdose antidote training saves first life

Daytona Beach News-Journal  – ‎21 hours ago‎
DELAND – A Pierson woman on Tuesday became the first heroin overdose victim to be revived and saved by a Volusia County sheriff’s deputy who used a …

Fentanyl fueling rise in Washington County overdose deaths

Herald-Mail Media  – ‎2 hours ago‎
The intoxication deaths include overdoses caused by alcohol, benzodiazepine, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, prescription opioids, or a combination of two or more drugs.

Drug and alcohol help cut just as overdose deaths spike

Metro  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Britain is now Europe’s capital of drug overdose deaths – killing 8,441 in 2015. Local councils, which are responsible for funding of drugs related treatment, have cut money to these projects.

Group of Rockhampton teenagers overdose on prescription meds

Courier Mail  – ‎Jun 13, 2017‎
EARLIER: POLICE have revealed they discovered the scene of an alleged mass drug overdose following investigations into a car crash near Rockhampton last night.

Sandy Springs Man Dies From Suspected Drug Overdose – Patch

Patch.com  – ‎19 hours ago‎
Sandy Springs, GA – Atlanta police say the 37-year-old was one of two men found dead Friday, June 9 at two separate locations in Buckhead.

National interactive map allows families, friends to remember heroin overdose victims, including 3 from Lancaster County

LancasterOnline  – ‎4 hours ago‎
When Stacy Emminger of Mount Joy discovered there was a nationwide website where she could post a memorial and photo of her son, who died from a heroin overdose in 2014, she didn’t hesitate. “I did it for several reasons,” said Emminger about posting …

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit receives donation of …

Bradenton Herald  – ‎19 hours ago‎
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office K-9s receive eight overdose reversal drug kits, as well as training on how to administer the drug to dogs, through a community …

Lowell uses technology and outreach to try and turn tide of overdoses

WCVB Boston  – ‎12 hours ago‎
“We have many of our overdose clients are subjects that we’re going to and seeing two or three times a week.” Lowell Fire Chief Jeff Winward said the outreach builds long-term relationships with users that hopefully pay off.

NaloxBox provides bystanders ability to help in opioid overdose …

The Westerly Sun  – ‎15 hours ago‎
The Westerly Sun is a local print and digital daily newspaper covering all local news, sports and community events in the Southern Rhode Island and …


Charge: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates)

Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era  – ‎14 hours ago‎
Charges: First-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates), second-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), careless driving, display of illegal/altered registration plate, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, improper …

Tennessee counties sue drugmakers over opioid epidemic

USA TODAY  – ‎13 hours ago‎
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In an unprecedented move, three Tennessee prosecutors are taking aim at drugmakers who supplied the opiates that addicted millions, using the state’s long-ridiculed and rarely used “crack tax” law. The district attorneys general for …

GOP wants to take local money to pay for Ohio’s state heroin fight

Cincinnati.com  – ‎21 hours ago‎
COLUMBUS – Don’t take money from cities’ drug-fighting efforts to pay for the state’s battle against the opiate epidemic, Democrats say.