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A man allegedly high on Flakka darts through traffic naked in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, imagining he's being chased. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts: New Synthetic Drug Flakka Comes With Dangerous Side Effects

Not only is the substance highly addictive, but it can cause temporary insanity and violent outbursts, experts claim.

04/10/2015

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

New York Approves Use Of Heroin-Overdose Antidote At Schools

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.

04/09/2015

These cylinders containing heroin were allegedly found in the underwear of a traveler from Colombia to John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Authorities: Man Hid Heroin In Underwear On Flight From Colombia To JFK

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.

04/07/2015

Heroin was found in this seat cushion allegedly smuggled from Guatemala to JFK, authorities say. (Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

Authorities: Heroin Was Found In Seat Cushion Allegedly Smuggled Into JFK

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.

04/03/2015

Logan Flood of Cold Spring is the latest victim of the Hudson Valley heroin epidemic. (Credit: CBS2)

Hundreds Turn Out To Mourn Young, Cold Spring Man Killed By Heroin

Hundreds turned out for a memorial service for the latest victim in what has become a grim routine for many middle-class communities.

04/01/2015

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

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