Not only is the substance highly addictive, but it can cause temporary insanity and violent outbursts, experts claim.
As part of the new state budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature approved the use of the medicine, also known as naloxone, that reverses the effects of an overdose.
A man was busted at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week, after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents allegedly found heroin in his underwear.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials released photos Friday of heroin that was allegedly hidden in the a seat cushion carried by a man on a flight that landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week.
Hundreds turned out for a memorial service for the latest victim in what has become a grim routine for many middle-class communities.
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.
The group and its associates conspired to distribute more than 50,000 oxycodone pills, valued at more than $1 million, authorities said.
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.
Sen. Martins’ bill would make selling heroin and other drugs to those under 14 a felony, punishable of up to 20 years in prison.
According to a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin deaths have triped since 2010.
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.
Dr. Jacob Sperber said the medication Vivitrol helps free heroin addicts of their cravings.
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.
A mother and her adult son were arrested last week, both accused of selling drugs in Ulster County.
Port Authority police on Thursday arrested a suspect who allegedly crashed into a pole in Leonia, New Jersey after leading officers on a chase.