6/15/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Today’s Notable Headlines

Child Tells Neighbor “Mommy’s Dead”

Kent State University Student Writes Play About Heroin Epidemic

Man Arrested for Dragging and Beating Unconcious OD Victim

Recognize Signs of OD

More and More Manslaughter Sentences for Dealers


Three men charged in heroin investigation near Odessa

Middletown Transcript  – ‎31 minutes ago‎
Three men were arrested and more than 15,000 bags of heroin were found as officers from the Kent
County Governor’s Task Force concluded a two-week investigation into illegal drug sales at an Odessa-area motel Tuesday.

Philadelphia man sentenced for leading heroin trafficking ring in Rochester

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle  – ‎14 hours ago‎
The leader of a major heroin trafficking operation was sentenced for his role in the ring Wednesday in federal court. Jerome Randolph, 33, of Philadelphia, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, was sentenced to 16¼ years in federal 

HCC makes heroin-opioid training mandatory for full-time students

Baltimore Sun  – ‎1 hour ago‎
In response to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic across the state, the Maryland General Assembly passed bills in the House and the Senate during the 2017 session requiring community colleges to create a policy to address heroin and opioid 

Societal Cost of Heroin Skyrockets

Medscape  – ‎19 hours ago‎
The societal cost of heroin use in the United States in dollars was more than $51 billion in 2015, according to a new analysis.

DeSoto County leads state for heroin overdoses, more young people using

wreg.com  – ‎12 hours ago‎
DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Drug experts say more and more people are turning to using heroin across the Mid-South as it becomes cheaper and more easily available.

Police arrest 12, confiscate 33 grams of heroin in Operation Dragon Slayer II

Miami Herald  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Wednesday’s roundup – which yielded 12 arrests and 33 grams of heroin – was the second phase of the operation. In November 2016, police arrested 16 people as part of Dragon Slayer I. The operations were the result of a months-long investigations …

Frederick police arrest 2 on heroin charges

Frederick News Post (subscription)  – ‎11 hours ago‎
Frederick police arrested two women Monday afternoon after a traffic stop and search turned up heroin. An officer with the Frederick Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit stopped a car driven by Kelsey Allyn Miller, 29, on West Patrick Street around 

Pastors confront heroin epidemic

The Wilson Times (subscription)  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Pastors shared their concerns about the heroin epidemic, some even knowing people who are addicted to the powerful drug. Leaders also wanted to know how they can help the sheriff’s office to combat the problem, providing support to those in desperate …

Police allege pair sell crack, heroin to informant

WFMZ Allentown  – ‎2 hours ago‎
EASTON, Pa. – When an Easton pair ran out of heroin, they offered to sell crack to their customer, who turned out to be an informant, according to vice investigators.

Bangor Daily News

Bangor Daily News  – ‎6 hours ago‎
The patriarch of a Buxton family that distributed heroin in northern York County was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to 20 years in prison and six years of supervised release for his role in running the drug distribution ring, officials said 

More Sunny Side Gang members heading to prison for dealing heroin

MLive.com  – ‎18 hours ago‎
By pleading, Cameron agreed he had sold a cumulative 9.84 grams of heroin to law enforcement agents on seven occasions, for a total of $1,960.

Officers seize nearly half-pound of heroin

Post-Bulletin  – ‎19 hours ago‎
Rochester police seized nearly a half pound of heroin early this morning after weeks of investigation, officials said. Capt.

NY Senate OKs stiffer penalties for heroin, opioid dealers

CNYcentral.com  – ‎6 hours ago‎
It’s one of several measures under consideration as lawmakers seek to address the state’s heroin and opioid problem.

Ohio college student writes play about heroin epidemic

WRGT TV Fox 45  – ‎12 hours ago‎
The play is titled “Independent,” and portrays heroin as a character. Emelia Sherin is a student at Kent State University, the 20-year-old came up with the idea to produce the play on the heroin crisis that is gripping Ohio and the nation. The play 

From Harvard to heroin, a recovery story

Philly.com  – ‎21 hours ago‎
A dozen years ago, two freshmen were suspended from Harvard University’s football team, reportedly for some high-octane partying.

Spike in fatal drug overdoses in 2016 hit all race, gender and age groups across five boroughs

New York Daily News  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Overdose deaths in the city surged last year – rising among every race, gender and age group and in every borough, new data shows.

Overdose Deaths Increased by Half in New York City Last Year, and Fentanyl Is to Blame

Newsweek  – ‎17 hours ago‎
New York City recorded 1,374 unintentional drug overdoses last year, a jump of 46 percent compared with the 2015 total of 937, according to new data released by the city this week.

Overdose Drug Now Available Without Prescription In Maryland …

Patch.com  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Annapolis, MD – The lifesaving overdose reversal drug naloxone is now available without a prescription to all Maryland residents.

Opioid Addiction: Overdose Revival

WAVY-TV  – ‎18 minutes ago‎
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — First responders aren’t the only ones who have the vital skills to save someone who has overdosed on drugs. Anyone can take the training, as public health agencies respond to the opioid crisis. Recently in Newport News, …

Man, 24, found dead in his car outside a Sydney Hungry Jack’s after an apparent drug overdose

Daily Mail  – ‎8 hours ago‎
The body of a man who allegedly died from a drug overdose was found in his car on Thursday morning parked out the front of a Hungry Jack’s.

Man allegedly drags, beats overdose victim

Journal Times  – ‎Jun 13, 2017‎
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.

Free overdose antidote available at meeting

Mail Tribune  – ‎12 hours ago‎
Local people who are battling opiate overdose deaths will offer free overdose antidote medication, prescriptions and training during a community meeting from 7 to 9 p.m.

Dalton police to begin carrying opioid overdose antidote

Berkshire Eagle (subscription)  – ‎10 hours ago‎
DALTON – As soon as next week, the Dalton Police Department will have the means to tackle potential overdoses head-on. The state Department of Public Health has approved the local department’s request for officers to carry opioid overdose-reversing …

48 anti-overdose boxes to be installed around RI

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News  – ‎8 hours ago‎
Each comes equipped with four doses of naloxone – an overdose-reversing medication – and everything else needed to treat someone who’s overdosing. “You don’t need to be a medical person to be able to administer it,” said Eileen Hayes, president and …

Centreville man charged with manslaughter in overdose deaths

The Star Democrat  – ‎15 hours ago‎
CENTREVILLE – The Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force arrested a Centreville man Friday, June 9, in connection with two overdose deaths in Stevensville last month. Carroll Daniel Gibson IV, 27, is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, …

Documents: Recent West Fargo overdose related to drugs bought …

Valley News Live  – ‎8 hours ago‎
We have uncovered new details surrounding a drug overdose in West Fargo that killed a 19-year-old and sent another teen to the hospital.

Medical Examiner: Allegheny County jail inmate died from drug overdose

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  – ‎12 hours ago‎
A 53-year-old inmate who died inside the Allegheny County Jail in April suffered a fatal overdose, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner.

Recognizing the signs of an overdose

TimminsToday  – ‎Jun 14, 2017‎
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.

Springfield girl tells neighbor ‘mommy is dead’ after alleged overdose

Springfield News Sun  – ‎15 hours ago‎
A Springfield woman has been arrested after police alleged she overdosed and her daughter thought she had died and went to get help.

NC man charged with 2nd-degree murder in overdose death …

WRAL.com  – ‎20 hours ago‎
A 40-year-old Dare County man has been charged in connection with an overdose death reported over the weekend, officials said.


Heroin dealer sentenced in Schenectady woman’s death

The Daily Gazette  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Showers admitted in January to putting the bundle of seven small, pink heroin packets held together with a rubber band – which he intended to sell – in the gray Nissan Sentra on Victory Avenue in Schenectady on Sept.