Today’s 6/1/17 Heroin Herald and Overdose Observer

Today’s Summary

It’s sad today – read for yourself

Dad overdoses on purpose to teach his son a lesson

Dog overdoses

Infant Overdoses

Man Crashes while injecting

Man ODs while writing letter

It sux today – it really sux.

The last words of a ‘heroin junkie’: There seems to be no escape

The Courier-Journal  – ‎6 hours ago‎
On the eve of what was to be a long rehabilitation stay, and hopefully a final lifeline, the longtime heroin user did what many addicts do – he went on one last bender.

Hoboken man busted in Journal Square with 88 bags of heroin, cops say  – ‎4 hours ago‎
A 59-year-old man was arrested today with more than 80 bags of heroin in Jersey City’s Journal Square, Port Authority police said.

Dad overdoses on heroin to teach his addict son a lesson

New York Post  – ‎22 minutes ago‎
Brighton Beach and its surrounding neighborhoods saw the highest number of per capita heroin overdoses in Southern Brooklyn between 2014 and 2015, according to city data.

North Adams woman sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to selling heroin  – ‎2 hours ago‎
PITTSFIELD – A North Adams woman was sentenced to prison Thursday after pleading guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to multiple charges related to selling heroin. Kayla M. Malloy, 29, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute and …

How Powerful New Synthetic Opioids Are Devastating Maryland’s ‘Heroin Highway’

WAMU 88.5  – ‎3 hours ago‎
The billboard is located on Route 85 because it is part of the “Heroin Highway” – the route drug users take between Frederick and Baltimore to buy drugs.

Six more members of ‘King Cornwall’s’ heroin and crack cocaine drug trafficking gang sentenced

Cornwall Live  – ‎6 hours ago‎
The six all formed part of the gang that flooded Penzance, Camborne, Truro, St Austell and Bodmin with crack cocaine and heroin. The London-based gang members made more than 40 trips to Cornwall bringing with them the class A drugs which were …

Woman placed on supervision for part in heroin death

Strathspey & Badenoch Herald  – ‎7 hours ago‎
A woman who supplied heroin to a friend of her partner which resulted in his death has been placed under supervision by a Sheriff.

Deputies: Man crashed while injecting heroin

Muncie Star Press  – ‎6 hours ago‎
MUNCIE, Ind. – Authorities said a Muncie man was injecting heroin when he caused a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 35. Chadwick J. Smith, 40, of the 3900 block of West Thornburg Drive, was arrested after the crash, shortly before 9 p.m.

Springport woman sentenced for endangering children, possessing heroin in her home

Auburn Citizen  – ‎4 hours ago‎
AUBURN – A Springport woman was sentenced to prison Thursday for possessing heroin in her home while two children were present.

Drug dealer caught with 80 wraps of heroin and cocaine up his bottom jailed

Devon Live  – ‎7 hours ago‎
A drug dealer who was caught with 80 wraps of heroin and cocaine up his bottom has been jailed. Alex Decker was one of three London based dealers who set up shop in a user’s house in Exeter and were found with a total of £8,360 of heroin, cocaine and …

Lake Mills man faces heroin-related charges

Daily Union  – ‎7 hours ago‎
JEFFERSON – A 28-year-old Lake Mills man is facing multiple drug-related charges stemming from his older brother overdosing on heroin. Cody Punzel was charged Wednesday with possession of narcotic drugs, manufacture/delivery of heroin, possession …

Heroin and fentanyl seized in RANGE Task Force raid

WRGT TV Fox 45  – ‎1 hour ago‎
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Heroin, fentanyl and cash were seized in a Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force Raid that ended a long term drug trafficking investigation.

Feds: Make alleged heroin kingpin forfeit cars, jewelry

The Detroit News  – ‎1 hour ago‎
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.

Mom of son who died from heroin faces dealer at sentencing  – ‎2 hours ago‎
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – A former University of Massachusetts graduate student was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Thursday after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for providing heroin that led to the overdose death of an …

SINTF: Meth, heroin dealers arrested in string of raids

Redding Record Searchlight  – ‎2 hours ago‎
Authorities say they arrested three suspected drug dealers and others in an operation that spanned much of western Shasta County. The operation ended Wednesday evening with the arrest of Crissy Bruce, 31, of Shasta, in downtown Redding by Shasta …

Md. couple overdoses on heroin with children present

WJLA  – ‎11 hours ago‎
Police say the woman was revived with naloxone before she admitted taking heroin and was hospitalized. Hours later the man also was revived and taken to the hospital after he was found unconscious while waiting with the children at police headquarters.

‘Sense of community’ can help Yukoners prevent opiate addiction  – ‎12 hours ago‎
Yukoners can lean on family, culture and connections to the land to help deal with opiateaddictions according to Mae Katt, a nurse practitioner from Ontario.

First American opiate intervention court opens in Buffalo, N.Y.

Digital Journal  – ‎12 hours ago‎
Buffalo – In the first of its kind in the United States, a special court has been set up in Buffalo, New York to provide treatment to opiate addicts before they are dealt with by the criminal justice system. The hope is to save lives and reduce future 

Fire chief tapped for opiate council

Brattleboro Reformer  – ‎2 hours ago‎
Phil Scott made when first taking office, the council is charged with “leading and strengthening Vermont’s response to the opiate crisis by ensuring full inter- and intra-agency coordination between state and local governments in the areas of 

Burlington County to hold drug addiction forum Tuesday

Burlington County Times  – ‎14 hours ago‎
During the “Current Trends” portion, attendees will learn about how and why people are becoming addicted to opiates and newer forms of heroin like fentanyl, how they put people at greater risk of overdose than other drugs, how to combat an overdose 

What Everyone Should Know About Opioids

Refinery29  – ‎May 19, 2017‎
In the past 15 years or so, deaths related to heroin and prescription opioids have quadrupled in the U.S., according to the CDC. And opioid addiction is becoming an increasingly widespread issue, especially among young women.

DHSS urges treatment after spike in overdosedeaths

Hockessin Community news  – ‎5 hours ago‎
With six suspected overdose deaths statewide since Monday and multiple overdoses within hours Tuesday in New Castle County, the Department of Health and Social Services is urging Delawareans suffering from addiction to reach out for a connection to …

A 5-sentence letter helped trigger America’s deadliest drug overdosecrisis ever

Vox  – ‎9 hours ago‎
In 1980, a pair of doctors published a brief letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. Spanning a total of five sentences, the letter claimed, with little substantial evidence, that the development of addiction was very rare in hospitalized 

Spirit Airlines pilot and wife overdosed, report confirms

CNN  – ‎1 hour ago‎
For 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 52,404 deaths in the United States due to drug overdoses, including 33,091 (or 63%) involving an opioid.

Police Carry Drug Kits to Save Dogs From Opioid Overdoses

U.S. News & World Report  – ‎6 hours ago‎
The drug blocks the effects of opioids and reverses overdoses with few side effects. It has long been used by doctors and ambulance crews and more recently has been handed out to police, firefighters and even to people with addictions and their families.

Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying Feud

New York Times  – ‎May 31, 2017‎
Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager, is suing Kaléo, the manufacturer of Evzio, the injectable overdose treatment whose price quintupled last year, drawing widespread outrage and inquiries from members of Congress. Express …

Should all overdose deaths be crime scenes?

WKBW-TV  – ‎55 minutes ago‎
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is now exploring the idea of having all overdose deaths treated as crime scenes so police can better collect evidence and track down drug dealers.

Jackson County SROs carrying anti-overdose medication

WLOS  – ‎20 hours ago‎
JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) – School resource officers in Jackson County are carrying a medication to offset opiate and heroin overdoses. “We were told that heroin was going to be an epidemic, it’s coming, and now it’s here, unfortunately,” Jackson …

Narcan, naloxone: Baltimore makes opioid overdose-reversing drug available over the counter

Washington Times  – ‎4 hours ago‎
In this Tuesday, March 1, 2016, photograph, Dr. Josh Blum demonstrates how to administer a dose of naloxone while conferring with the inmate at the Denver County Jail in downtown Denver.

Overdose of dog leads to drug bust

Chronicle Telegram  – ‎13 hours ago‎
Later, Garrow said police received a call from Northview Animal Clinic on Center Ridge Road about a Yorkshire terrier that had overdosed on heroin and was revived with an IV of the anti-overdose drug naloxone. Northview’s lab work confirmed it was a …

Two charged for allegedly dumping overdose victim in field

Kokomo Perspective  – ‎13 hours ago‎
Robert Hernly and Christopher Henderson each face level 6 felony charges of failure to notify authorities of discovery of a dead body and obstruction of justice after they allegedly dumped the body of Chad Broo, Kokomo, in a field after he overdosed in 

2 mysterious deaths, an overdose and a lot of questions

WSB Atlanta  – ‎35 minutes ago‎
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. – Police in Newnan are working with Coweta County Sheriff’s deputies to investigate two mysterious deaths and a suspected overdose. The agencies are conducting interviews to see if the cases may be related. Investigators are …

Express Scripts sues manufacturer of overdose treatment

St. Louis Business Journal  – ‎11 hours ago‎
Express Scripts has filed suit against Kaleo, the drug maker that manufactures the Evzio emergency treatment for heroin and opioid overdoses. Sponsored by. People on the Move. Matthew Foust.

May is first month without fatal overdose, officials report

Cecil Whig  – ‎4 hours ago‎
“Fentanyl was present in 80 percent of the heroin overdoses that we’ve had here this year,” said Raymond Lynn, who, as Cecil County heroin coordinator, has been charting this county’s fatal and non-fatal heroin overdoses since January, in addition to …

Coroner: Portage infant died of methadone overdose  – ‎8 hours ago‎
VALPARAISO – Police are investigating how a 9-month-old Portage boy died in March of a methadone overdose. It is unclear whether the boy was given the drug or found it himself, according to Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris.

PRINCETON: Police help save victim of drug overdose  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Quick actions by two Princeton police officers helped to save the life of a 32-year-old man who was believed to have been experiencing a drug overdose at his home May 24. Police Sgt. Thomas Lagomarsino and Patrolman Andre Lee were called to …

Alberta commission to tackle overdose crisis

The Globe and Mail  – ‎22 hours ago‎
Alberta has launched a new commission, equipped with a $30-million budget, to guide its response to the overdose crisis. But while the provincial government described the steps as an “aggressive” approach to a soaring number of overdose deaths, details …

Heroin overdose training offered in Milton

Janesville Gazette  – ‎1 hour ago‎
MILTON—The public is invited to attend a training session Tuesday to learn how to deal with heroin overdoses. The Overdose Prevention Committee of the Rock County Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Task Force will present the training at 6 p.m. Tuesday …

Man sent to prison in fatal overdose case

The Courier  – ‎18 hours ago‎
NATHAN S. BROWN of Findlay was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for providing drugs that caused the 2016 overdose death of a Liberty Township man. This photo was taken in March, when Brown was convicted of involuntary manslaughter …

New overdose death numbers show troubling trends  – ‎1 hour ago‎
COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) – New numbers from the Franklin County coroner show overdose deaths are up, but not a sharply as previous years.

Gov. Holcomb signs bill strengthening sentencing for heroin dealers

Fox 59  – ‎36 minutes ago‎
“Signing of this bill supports punitive measures against heroin dealers who are profiting from the death and misery suffered by heroin addicts and their families, attack this epidemic by interrupting the supply chain, and remove the preferential