Forty-two people have died from fentanyl-related overdoses in the past 15 months.
Al Della Fave said the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office sees fentanyl rear its ugly head every once in a while as dealers cut it in with heroin.
Despite heroin being available in highly concentrated forms, the spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Al Della Fave, said dealers are always looking to super-charge their product.
A doctor who is accused of manslaughter in the death of two drug-addicted patients testified Monday that he continued to prescribe powerful painkillers even after he had learned that a patient had been hospitalized for an alcohol overdose.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty hosted the “Community Conversation on Heroin,” at Waterbury City Hall.
Connecticut’s U.S. senators have outlined steps to combat the growing number of fatalities from heroin in the state and nationwide.
Officials said prescription pills go for about $20 or $25 each on the black market, but a hit of heroin is just $3 to $5.
The NYPD has arrested four people on drug charges, and police were questioning them late Tuesday in connection to drug sales to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Forensic Toxicology Laboratory has analyzed evidence linked to two of the cases and said the substance originally believed to be heroin, actually contained fentanyl in combination with the banned antipyretic metamizole.
Prosecutors have said at least 10 of Dr. Stan Li’s patients died of overdoses and another killed four people in a pharmacy robbery.
A licensed practical nurse was stealing medical waste from nursing homes in Suffolk Coutny in search of a powerful synthetic drug used primarily by cancer patients to feed a drug addiction, authorities said Thursday.