“We’re calling it an epidemic. It’s statewide in New Jersey and I think it’s in Pennsylvania as well, from everything we can tell.” Cape May Prosecutor Robert Taylor said.
The officers conducted a five day operation, resulting in the arrest 39 people and the seizure of more than 13,000 bags of heroin.
Some police officers in New Jersey are now permitted to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.
New Jersey’s U.S. attorney’s office says those charged are allegedly members and suppliers of an organization that distributed heroin and cocaine throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations.
The arrests are the result of “Operation China White,” a joint investigation led by New Jersey State Police, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.
A New Jersey man convicted of leading police in two towns on a long pursuit before he was caught with heroin is now facing a lengthy prison sentence.
Officers have charged an 18-year-old man after he showed up to court with 43 bags of heroin.
Police have arrested a father after 48 packets of heroin were found in his 2-year-old son’s jacket at a northern New Jersey daycare center.
Dom Giordano Speaks With Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler About The Rise In Heroin Overdoses
Dom Giordano spoke with Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler on Monday, March 10th on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the growing epidemic of heroin addiction in the region.
“Drug dealers are killing Bucks County’s kids,” says county prosecutor Matthew Weintraub.
District attorney jack Whelan and the Delaware County Council want officers in their jurisdiction to be able to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug which can reverse a heroin, oxycontin, or other opiate overdose.
Officials hope it will help battle an epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths.
Local law enforcement indicates heroin is flooding our region with deadly consequences.
Police chased the suspect upstairs, and he then jumped from the second-floor window to the ground.