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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

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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

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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

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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

A poster of suspects charged in "Operation Street Sweeper II" hangs during a news conference in New Rochelle on Dec. 3, 2014. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Cops Arrest 64 In New Rochelle Drug Sweep

With the help of the FBI and DEA, police rounded up 64 alleged low-level heroin dealers. “Operation Street Sweeper 2″ launched at 4 a.m.

12/03/2014

Nassau Police vehicle. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Woman, Grown Son Accused Of Selling Heroin To Undercover Cop In Long Beach

A woman and her grown son were arrested this week, after they allegedly sold heroin to an undercover law enforcement agent in Long Beach, Long Island.

11/27/2014

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

Dozens Arrested In Newark, Paterson Heroin Busts

The indictment stems from two traffic stops in March in which state troopers allegedly seized drugs and weapons, which then led to the search of two apartments in Paterson.

11/24/2014

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Cops: 2 Charged In ‘Heroin Mill’ Operation

Two men face numerous charges after authorities broke up an alleged heroin mill that they say was being run out of a northern New Jersey home.

11/01/2014

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Authorities: Man Had Heroin Packets Marked ‘Ebola’ In Underwear

Authorities said Friday that a Newark man who turned himself in to face drug charges was found to have six envelopes of heroin with the word “EBOLA” stamped in red ink on the packets.

10/31/2014

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

Long Island Community Honors First Responders For Saving Heroin Overdose Victims

On Monday, a Long Island community honored first responders for the lives that they helped save by using a drug that brings overdosing addicts back to life.

10/20/2014

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22 Charged In Drug Ring In 3 New Jersey Counties

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said the group sold large quantities of heroin and cocaine in Asbury Park, Neptune and surrounding towns in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.

10/16/2014

Yeuri Jimenez (left) and Lenny Montero were allegedly caught with over 3,000 decks of heroin by Bergen County police in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (Credit: Bergen County Police)

Police: Suspects Caught With Over 3,000 Decks Of Heroin In Fort Lee

Police in Bergen County, New Jersey, arrested two men on Friday after allegedly catching them with more than 3,000 decks of heroin that they allegedly planned to sell.

10/10/2014

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

N.Y., N.J. To Collaborate In Multi-State Investigations Of Heroin Trafficking

Four Northeastern states have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines, authorities said Wednesday.

10/08/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie: Addicts Need Treatment, War On Drugs ‘A Dismal Failure’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to change the war on drugs. On Wednesday he made a bold statement about drug abuse and prevention.

10/01/2014

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