6/2/17 Today’s Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

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18000 Heroin Bags Seized In Massachusetts Drug Raid

CBS Boston / WBZ  – ‎3 hours ago‎
The raid also yielded more than 800 grams of raw heroin that police say would produce an additional 40,000 bags, as well as smaller amounts of cocaine and marijuana.

Bronx Heroin Bust: 10 Arrested, $2 Million Worth Of Heroin Seized …

CBS New York  – ‎7 hours ago‎
A drug bust in the Bronx netted close to $2 million worth of heroin, prosecutors said.

Authorities bust alleged heroin dealer in Washington

lehighvalleylive.com  – ‎1 hour ago‎
He is charged with one count each of possession of heroin, distribution, possession with intent to distribute and endangering the welfare of a child.

Opioid, heroin deaths surge in Arizona

AZCentral.com  – ‎5 hours ago‎
A total of 790 Arizonans died from overdoses of opioid prescription medications and heroinlast year, a 74 percent surge since 2012.

Charges filed in heroin death

Danbury News Times  – ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW MILFORD – Police have arrested a Danbury man they say gave a batch of potent heroin to a recovering addict, who died after overdosing on the drug.

Dad overdoses on heroin to teach his son a lesson

AOL  – ‎7 hours ago‎
A Brooklyn father was so upset with his heroin-addicted son, he decided to teach him a lesson in the most drastic way possible.

Fairfield narcotics cop accused of stealing heroin, OxyContin – CTPost

CT Post  – ‎11 hours ago‎
The 19-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department is charged with third-degree computer crime, second-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, …

Heroin: Man peddled drugs in New Rochelle, Bronx overdose deaths: Feds

The Journal News | LoHud.com  – ‎21 hours ago‎
A 27-year-old man is responsible for peddling drugs that killed two people in Westchester and the Bronx, federal prosecutors say. Leonides Madrid and Robert Vivolo overdosed on heroin that they allegedly bought from Frankie Beqiraj, according to the …

DEA seizes 90 pounds of heroin in Anne Arundel traffic stop

Baltimore Sun  – ‎2 hours ago‎
A Baltimore-area Drug Enforcement Administration task force seized more than 90 pounds of heroin Thursday after pulling over a vehicle on Interstate 95 in Anne Arundel County, court records show.

Watch: ‘Demon at the Door: Our Heroin Crisis’

KOMO News  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Watch with your children. You owe it to them. Because looking the other way is no longer an option.” Editors note: “Demon at the Door: Our Heroin Crisis” will air on KOMO-TV Sunday, June 11. Tune in at 3 p.m. as we air the documentary before our 4 p.m. …

Louie Bossi: From heroin addict to kitchen kingpin

SouthFlorida.com  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Louie Bossi tells of the time he overdosed and almost died on a New York subway car after snorting a $10 bag of heroin known as Amtrak.

From meth and heroin addict to sober fitness instructor

New York Post  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Hoping you all have a wonderful relaxing weekend ahead ❤❤❤ Down time is important ✓ . Spending time looking after your spirit ♀ ✨ I’m working tomorrow, but Sunday is ma dayyyyyyy .

Feds: Make alleged heroin kingpin forfeit cars, jewelry

The Detroit News  – ‎Jun 1, 2017‎
Detroit – Federal prosecutors want a Detroit music mogul accused of being one of the largest heroin dealers in the Midwest to forfeit his pricey possessions, including a $94,000 Maserati.

$2 Million in Heroin Seized in Drug Raid at Packaging Mill in the Bronx: Police

NBC New York  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Up to $2 million in heroin was seized by a multi-agency drug task force during a raid at a packaging mill in the Bronx. Authorities say 10 suspects were arrested and several pounds of heroin were confiscated at an apartment and vehicle Wednesday.

Man admits dealing heroin and cocaine

Devon Live  – ‎10 hours ago‎
An Exeter man has admitted dealing in heroin and cocaine. Stephen Sercombe, aged 57, of Pennsylvania Road, Exeter, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Massive heroin bust leads to 30 arrests

The Northwest Florida Daily News  – ‎32 minutes ago‎
FORT WALTON BEACH – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is still on the hunt for six suspects after arresting 30 in a multi-agency drug bust.

Buffalo man indicted on fentanyl and heroin charges

Buffalo News  – ‎11 hours ago‎
A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Buffalo man on fentanyl and heroin charges, according to the U.S.

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Adjudicate swiftly lawsuit against makers of opiates

Youngstown Vindicator  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Indeed today, few respected medical authorities or institutions deny that common opiate pills prescribed to many of Ohio’s 1.16 million sufferers of chronic pain can serve as gateway drugs to more potent and deadly opiates such as heroin, fentanyl and …

Ohio’s Lt. Governor Reveals Personal Family Struggles with Opiates

WKSU News  – ‎21 hours ago‎
Taylor tells the Dayton Daily News both of her sons have struggled with opiate addiction, although she wouldn’t say if it was heroin or painkillers.

Police: Ohio toddler revived after overdosing on opiates

Atlanta Journal Constitution  – ‎11 hours ago‎
Police in Ohio used an opiate antidote to revive a 1-year-old child Thursday after an older sibling called 911, WEWS reported.

DCU scientists discover new role for opiates in DNA binding

Siliconrepublic.com  – ‎13 hours ago‎
“I generated a large library of opiates and we discovered a hit compound binding to DNA,” she explained. To take a closer look at what was happening, McStay and colleague Dr Zara Molphy made variations of the morphine compounds in the lab and ran a …

Blumenthal Renews Calls For Federal Aid To Combat Opiates

WAMC  – ‎May 31, 2017‎
The Democrat says state law enforcement has also reported more counterfeit prescription opiates – one drug disguised or mislabeled as another drug.

Addressing misunderstandings: Opioids aren’t the problem

Delmarva Daily Times  – ‎13 hours ago‎
The more open and inclusive the public discussion about on the opiate epidemic, which has caused untold suffering and loss among families and communities across the country, the more likely the growing understanding will impact the stigma that fosters …

Study: Music can make you nicer to be around; plus, pushback against opiates and a cautionary health-care tale

Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog)  – ‎21 hours ago‎
Study: Music can make you nicer to be around; plus, pushback against opiates and a cautionary health-care tale. Posted By Anne McGregor on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 12:25 PM.

Augusta police charge Portland man with possessing heroin during traffic stop

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel  – ‎4 hours ago‎
AUGUSTA – A Portland man was arrested on drug charges by city police Thursday after a traffic stop allegedly led to the discovery of heroin. The man, Preston Cooper, 52, was charged with aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession