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Darius Ghahary has been arrested on drug charges and for the drug overdose death of a Ramsey teenager. (credit: Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Upper Saddle River Father Charged In Teen’s Drug Overdose Death

According to authorities, Darius Ghahary was selling heroin, oxycodone, marijuana and MDMA – better known as Molly or ecstasy – out of his rented Upper Saddle River home.

03/10/2014

Music of Justin Veatch (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Family Uses Teen’s Music To Teach Others About The Dangers Of Drugs

Jeffrey Veatch, of Yorktown Heights, has spoken to more than 12,000 young people about his son and the dangers of drugs.

03/10/2014

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

Ocean County Police Departments To Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote

Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, gives emergency responders time to revive victims, even those who have stopped breathing. The antidote can be used with any drug with opioids, including prescription painkillers.

12/04/2013

Governor Chris Christie signs the bipartisan Overdose Protection Act into law at Turning Point in Paterson, N.J. on Thursday, May 2, 2013.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Christie Signs Overdose Protection Act With Rocker Jon Bon Jovi At His Side

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed into law a measure that protects drug users or witnesses who call 911 to report an overdose.

05/02/2013

US actor Heath Ledger poses during a pho

Gotham Gossipist: Heath Ledger Dating LiLo when he Died

It’s been almost three years since Heath Ledger was found dead in a lower Manhattan apartment. It took a bit of mourning on the part of every woman on the planet to get over his death, but we’ve gotten through it. There’s one woman however that may still be deep in mourning.

12/07/2011