She says she agrees with policies shifting away from punishment.
Philadelphia is one of the hardest hit cities in the country when it comes to heroin-related deaths.
Camden Co. Officials Warn Of Potentially Lethal Drugs Believed Responsible For More Than 50 Overdoses, Including 4 Fatalities
Since June 1st, officials say four people have died and more than 50 have overdosed in the county. Three of the fatal overdoses involved glassines/wax folds marked “Best Buy,” which reportedly contained fentanyl.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was flanked by members of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Philadelphia Police as he announced a $3.3 million heroin bust made at the end of April.
Police say that, in total, there were at least 32 heroin overdoses in the City of Camden over the past seven days.
Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Kareem Bailey was recently sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.
I-Team Exclusive: When Heroin Arrived At School, Veteran Officer Credited With Making The Difference
Philadelphia Police are crediting a veteran officer with helping protect children from exposure to a deadly drug, when packets of heroin were brought into the school where she is assigned as part of the department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Unit.
Delaware State Police have arrested a Philadelphia man after thousands of bags of heroin were found in a car during a traffic stop.
Other students saw what he was doing and told school officials.
Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says the heroin has a street value of more than $300,000.
At Atlantic City man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin along with a gang leader.
Police are looking for a Pennsylvania man they say beat and strangled a woman after she threw away his heroin.
Eleven people face charges for alleged roles in a ring that federal prosecutors say trafficked heroin, powder cocaine and crack cocaine in the Atlantic City area.
Last year, in Delaware, more young adults died from overdoses of prescription drugs than automobile accidents and the CDC points to a national problem as well.
Camden County police say an unconscious driver suspected of being under the influence of heroin had a 3-year-old in the back seat.