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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces the indictments of 13 people in an alleged heroin ring on March 26, 2015. (credit: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Office)

Authorities: Heroin Ring Used Metro-North Trains, Greyhound Bus

The group’s purported kingpin, Brian Bacon, 52, had his son, Tamar Dillard, 37, use trains to transport heroin from Harlem to Newburgh, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

03/26/2015

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe speaks at a news conference announcing that 29 people have been charged in an alleged drug-trafficking ring. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

29 Charged In Alleged Rockland County Drug Trafficking Ring

The group and its associates conspired to distribute more than 50,000 oxycodone pills, valued at more than $1 million, authorities said.

03/25/2015

These items were allegedly found in a secret compartment in a car that police pulled over in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn on Wednesday, March 11. The driver, Steven Lopez, was arrested. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Double-Parked Car In Brooklyn Had Compartment Full Of Drugs, Weaponry, Cash

A team of NYPD officers who were only coming to put a ticket on a double-parked car in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn ended up finding that it had a secret compartment full of drugs, gash and weapons, police said Friday.

03/13/2015

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/FILE)

Bill Would Make Selling Heroin To Those Under 14 A Felony In New York

Sen. Martins’ bill would make selling heroin and other drugs to those under 14 a felony, punishable of up to 20 years in prison.

03/07/2015

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Heroin’s Victims Lead Charge In Fighting Epidemic

According to a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin deaths have triped since 2010.

03/04/2015

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Bergen Schools Hosting Forum On Teen Heroin Abuse

The Cresskill Middle/High School Home and Social Association, in partnership with Dumont and Tenafly high schools, is hosting a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Merritt Memorial Elementary School in Cresskill.

03/03/2015

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Nassau County Administering New Drug Aimed At Combating Heroin Addiction

Dr. Jacob Sperber said the medication Vivitrol helps free heroin addicts of their cravings.

02/25/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer says Congress should reject a federal plan to cut funding for a program that targets high-intensity drug trafficking. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Don’t Cut Funds To Fight Heroin Trafficking

The New York Democrat said Sunday that Obama’s proposal to cut more than $50 million from the program would set back efforts to fight heroin abuse.

02/22/2015

Christopher Altro (left) and his mother, Christine Altro, have been charged separately with dealing drugs in New Paltz. (Credit: CBS2)

Mother, Adult Son Charged Separately With Dealing Drugs In New Paltz

A mother and her adult son were arrested last week, both accused of selling drugs in Ulster County.

01/19/2015

A car allegedly driven by Serena Wolstenholme, 29, after crashing into a utility pole in Leonia, N.J. following a police chase. (Credit: Port Authority Police)

Police: Driver Was On Heroin When She Led Port Authority Squad On Chase

Port Authority police on Thursday arrested a suspect who allegedly crashed into a pole in Leonia, New Jersey after leading officers on a chase.

01/15/2015

A suspect is arrested in a sweep targeting heroin dealers and suppliers Jan. 13, 2015, in Westchester County. (credit: CBS2)

125 Arrested As Part Of Yearlong Westchester Heroin Sweep

A task force involving local police, county police and the FBI was formed in early 2014 after a surge in heroin use and 85 overdose deaths in Westchester in 2012 and 2013.

01/13/2015

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Suffolk County Unveils More Initiatives To Fight Heroin, Opiate Crisis

Suffolk will roll out a program that targets users in the Suffolk County Drug Court system, the probation system, users who are saved by Narcan and those in county jails

01/12/2015

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

NJ Authorities Caution Drug Users About Highly Lethal Brands Of Heroin

State police are cautioning drug users that there are three highly lethal brands of heroin on the streets of New Jersey that have claimed six lives.

01/09/2015

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Northport Police: Heroin Arrests Have Doubled In Past Year

The lieutenant said the Police Department is taking part in a program designed to help young people arrested for drug use get on the right track.

01/06/2015

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Authorities: Smugglers Used SUV With Hidden Compartment To Transport Drugs Into L.I.

An elaborate scheme to sell what prosecutors called poison on the streets of Nassau County in Mexico, police said.

12/18/2014

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