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Prosecutors: NJ Man Pleads Guilty In Overdose Death

Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee of Atlantic City received a six-year prison term when he was sentenced Friday.

07/26/2014

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Pa. Issues New Guidelines For Prescribing Painkillers

Pennsylvania has issued new guidelines for medical professionals on the use of opioid painkillers in an effort to stem the rising tide of prescription drug addiction.

07/15/2014

Suspect Michael N. Penn. (credit: New Castle Police)

Cops: Wanted Man Shoved Baggies Of Heroin In Baby’s Diaper

A Delaware man wanted on shoplifting charges shoved baggies of heroin down his baby’s diaper when he was confronted by police, investigators said.

07/09/2014

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Police: NJ Dad Allegedly Drove Drunk, Had Heroin In Car With Young Kids

Child endangerment charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey father who allegedly was driving drunk with his two young children in the car.

07/06/2014

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NJ Prosecutor Warns Of Possible Tainted Heroin 

Ocean County’s prosecutor is warning about the possibility of tainted heroin being sold in the county with a distinctive logo on it.

06/28/2014

Gov. Chris Christie announced a pilot program that allows police in certain counties to carry and administer the drug Narcan. (credit: CBS3)

Camden Officers Carrying Life-Saving Drug That ‘Cancels’ Overdoses

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week expanded a pilot program to allow every state police officer to carry the nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that can literally save the life of someone overdosing on narcotics.

06/22/2014

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Camden County To Establish Heroin Addiction Task Force

The task force will be made up of parents, teachers, civic organizations, students, medical professionals, law enforcement and religious leaders, and the Board says it’s already received more than a dozen applications from candidates.

06/19/2014

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More Than $3 Million Worth Of Heroin Seized In Narcotics Sweep In Cape May County

Carlos Guzman and Hector Ramos were charged with Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

06/18/2014

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New Jersey To Expand Anti-Overdose Pilot

Gov. Christie will announce the statewide expansion Tuesday of a program that allows police officers to carry and administer a drug that can quickly reverse a heroin overdose.

06/17/2014

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Camden Man Reportedly Paralyzed By Fall Sustained While Running From Police

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating after a suspect running from police was reportedly paralyzed after a slipping and falling during the pursuit.

06/13/2014

Drugs found in man's car in parking lot of Taco Bell in Delaware. (credit: New Castle Police Department)

Cops: Delaware Man Busted With 51 Bags Of Heroin In Taco Bell Parking Lot

Police arrested a man they said have 51 baggies of heroin in his possession in the parking lot a fast food restaurant in Delaware.

06/13/2014

Suspects Marie Hunter and Christopher White.

Mother, Boyfriend Charged After Phila. First-Grader Brings Heroin Into Classroom

Marie Hunter, 32, and Christopher White, 28, are charged with endangering the welfare of a child. White is also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

06/12/2014

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Mother, Boyfriend Face Charges Following School Heroin Incident

A mother and her boyfriend are facing charges after the woman’s six-year-old daughter allegedly brought 11 packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School Tuesday.

06/11/2014

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School District Addresses Response To Discovery Of Heroin At Chester County School

It’s taken nearly two weeks, but finally the Coatsville Area School District is opening up about its response to the discovery of heroin at Caln Elementary School.

05/14/2014

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Philadelphia Health Officials Warn of Deadly Scourge of Fentanyl Abuse

According to those in the addiction-fighting business, fentanyl is about 50 times as powerful as heroin but without the euphoric rush.

05/13/2014

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