According to those in the addiction-fighting business, fentanyl is about 50 times as powerful as heroin but without the euphoric rush.
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.
One case is confirmed and several more are thought probable cases attributed to the synthetic opioid.
Delaware State Police say pure heroin worth more than $400,000 was seized during a traffic stop in Middletown.
A woman is dead and a male suspect is under arrest after a deadly crash in Chester County Wednesday morning.
A Chester County grandmother is facing charges after investigators say her grandson brought heroin into his first grade classroom.
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.
A female patient is accused of selling heroin from her bed at a hospital in Pennsylvania.
“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.