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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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Officials Say 28 Have OD’d In Philadelphia On Heroin Mix

Health officials in Philadelphia are warning about a deadly mix of heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl that has killed dozens of people in recent months.

05/12/2014

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Del. Officials Confirm First Recent Fentanyl-laced Heroin Death

One case is confirmed and several more are thought probable cases attributed to the synthetic opioid.

05/09/2014

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Police In Delaware Seize Pure Heroin Worth $400K

Delaware State Police say pure heroin worth more than $400,000 was seized during a traffic stop in Middletown.

05/08/2014

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Police Arrest Suspect For DUI In Fatal Chester County Crash

A woman is dead and a male suspect is under arrest after a deadly crash in Chester County Wednesday morning.

05/08/2014

Suspect Pauline Bilinski-Munion. (credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

Cops: 7-Year-Old Brings Heroin Into Chester County School; Grandmother Arrested

A Chester County grandmother is facing charges after investigators say her grandson brought heroin into his first grade classroom.

05/05/2014

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Addiction Knows No Boundaries

One of the keys to dealing with drug use in adolescents is to understand that the problem is prevalent across all social classes. No class is immune to addiction.

04/30/2014

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Woman Accused Of Selling Heroin From Hospital Intensive Care Unit

A female patient is accused of selling heroin from her bed at a hospital in Pennsylvania.

04/23/2014

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After Two More Overdose Deaths, Cape May Prosecutor Calls Heroin Problem An ‘Epidemic’ In Region

“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.

04/10/2014

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39 Arrested, More Than 13,000 Bags Of Heroin Recovered In New Castle County Drug Bust

The officers conducted a five day operation, resulting in the arrest 39 people and the seizure of more than 13,000 bags of heroin.

04/03/2014

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

NJ Now Lets Police Administer Anti-overdose Drug In Some Counties

Some police officers in New Jersey are now permitted to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.

04/02/2014

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21 Arrested In Alleged NJ Drug Ring

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.

03/27/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Approves EMTs Giving Overdose Treatment

Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations.

03/21/2014

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6 Arrested For Allegedly Plotting To Operate ‘Heroin Mill’ In Camden

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.

03/21/2014

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New Jersey Man Convicted After Leading Police On Lengthy Pursuit

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.

03/15/2014

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