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Drugs discovered by police in Franklin Square home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Police: Drugs, Weapons, Explosives Found In Franklin Square Home

Police discovered guns, drugs and explosives at a home in Franklin Square after officers arrested two men in connection with an apparent drug deal Tuesday, Nassau County police said.

01/30/2013

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Former NYC Cop Among Those Busted In Suffolk County Drug Ring

Suffolk County authorities announced Thursday the arrest of six people charged in an illegal prescription drug ring.

12/20/2012

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Large Amounts Of Guns, Coke, And Cash Seized During Friday Night Raid In Newark

A team made up of detectives from the Newark Police department along with members of Essex County’s Viper Unit collaborated to conduct the raid in the 500-block of South 11th street.

12/01/2012

Chris Herren (file / credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Chris Herren Heads Back To Staten Island To Tell Story Of Drug Addiction

About 1,000 high school students from 13 schools filled the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Tuesday to hear from Chris Herren talk about drugs.

10/16/2012

Experts warn a new drug called 'Smiles' is being marketed to young teens. (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Sound Warning Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Drug Being Marketed To Young Teens

Psychologist and addiction recovery expert, Dr. Harris Stratyner, of the Caron Treatment Center, said it’s a frightening drug.

10/04/2012

A five gallon container filled  with marijuana. (credit: CBS 2)

2 UPS Employees Arrested With Nearly 40 Pounds Of Marijuana

While watching the place Thursday morning, sources say undercover officers became suspicious when they noticed driver Ruben Jordan loading a box onto a truck he wasn’t assigned to.

08/17/2012

Prescription Drug Pill Bottles (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Dangers Of Attention Drug Addiction

It’s a disturbing trend: Young people ending up in rehab for prescription drug abuse. But it’s not Oxycontin. They’re getting hooked on medications used to treat attention disorders like ADHD.

08/14/2012

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Man Stabbed At Upper West Side Transitional Housing Facility

Police say that the 40-year-old manager of the facility was confronting the individual about whether he had the proper papers to live in the building when the man attacked, stabbing the victim in the chest.

07/20/2012

$11.7 million worth of prescription pills seized from alleged aggregator (credit: Handout via Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

48 Charged In Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Fraud Case

The alleged scheme involved high-priced prescription drugs typically used to treat HIV, asthma, and schizophrenia, authorities said.

07/17/2012

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

A.G. Schneiderman Continues Lauding I-STOP Program

Soon, when you got to a doctor in New York, he or she will be able to see all of the prescriptions you’ve had for painkillers.

07/16/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (file / credit: AG's Office)

Schneiderman Lauds Passage Of I-STOP Prescription History Check Program

Amid a recent trend of abuse and violence involving prescription painkillers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wednesday lauded a new measure aimed at stemming the problem.

06/27/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 12 – NYS Health Dept. Gets Retooled For Prescription Drug Abuse

Terry O’Leary, the new head of the New York State Health Department’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, has his work cut out for him, retooling an agency to deal with the overprescribing of prescription painkillers.

05/25/2012

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Suffolk County Grand Jury Addresses Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The panel has offered several solutions and recommendations to address the epidemic after hearing testimony from 38 witnesses and considering 123 exhibits.

05/24/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 10 – Mother Distrusts Doctors After Son’s Overdose Death

Maria Basmas just experienced her first Mother’s Day without her son Christopher. He died in October after overdosing on prescription painkillers. He was only 29-years-old.

05/23/2012

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