A law aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania takes effect today. Police statewide can now administer an antidote to heroin and painkillers.
A federal drug taskforce has arrested 13 and indicted 21 in a Philadelphia to Morgantown drug distribution ring.
Burlington County will host an anti-drug summit this week in Westampton, which is open to the general public.
No “butts” about it – one Gloucester Township man had a very uncomfortable ride to the hospital.
Authorities say a fifth suspect, 25-year-old Brandon Jones, also of Camden, remains at large.
Police say last April, Patricia Davenport took her 15-year-old daughter into the kitchen of the Harleysville apartment where they formerly lived, introducing her to the deadly drug heroin, which she snorted.
Delaware State Police say a woman has been arrested after they say her four-year-old daughter brought heroin into a daycare and began passing it out to other children.
As officers approached the juvenile, he threw a plastic bag on the ground. That bag contained 25 bags of heroin.
The investigation allegedly began after several residents in the area of Sicklerville Road and Orr Road complained to police about the activity.
Police arrested and charged a mother after they found her unconscious and under the influence of heroin inside of her car with her two-year-old son.
In total, police confiscated 133 bags of heroin during what initially started as a traffic stop.
The eight-month-old kitten was found Sunday. Its neck was bound by a rope and the animal was bleeding from its face.
Authorities say the kitten was choked with a rope, was bleeding, and was given heroin.
Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee of Atlantic City received a six-year prison term when he was sentenced Friday.
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.