Rikers Inmate Found Dead In Cell After Suspected OverdoseRichard Gonzalez was arrested on Oct. 13 on misdemeanor criminal trespass and drug possession charges.
NJ Police Officer Recently Trained How To Use Narcan Saves 2 Overdose Victims In 5 DaysAuthorities say a central New Jersey police officer who recently learned how to use a drug that can help reverse heroin overdoses used it to save two lives in less than a week,
Upper Saddle River Father Charged In Teen's Drug Overdose DeathAccording 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.
Stories From Main Street: Family Uses Teen's Music To Teach Others About The Dangers Of DrugsJeffrey Veatch, of Yorktown Heights, has spoken to more than 12,000 young people about his son and the dangers of drugs.
Ocean County Police Departments To Carry Heroin Overdose AntidoteNaloxone, 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.
Christie Signs Overdose Protection Act With Rocker Jon Bon Jovi At His SideGov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed into law a measure that protects drug users or witnesses who call 911 to report an overdose.
Gotham Gossipist: Heath Ledger Dating LiLo when he DiedIt’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.