Police and firefighters in Fairfield are set to undergo training that will enable them to carry an antidote that reverses the effects of heroin and other opiates.
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.
The measures include provisions requiring insurance companies to consistently cover treatment for addiction, funding for public awareness of drug use and funding for more New York state troopers to investigate heroin trafficking.
The charges were announced by District Attorney Kenneth Thompson and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Two men from upstate laced their heroin with a powerful anesthetic, stuffed it into packets stamped “Breaking Bad” and sold it around the Hudson Valley, resulting in at least three fatal overdoses, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.
Gov. Chris Christie held a news conference Tuesday at a Trenton drug treatment center to announce the statewide expansion of a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer Narcan.
Malloy’s signature extends the state’s Good Samaritan law to first responders and providers of the life-saving drug.
Xavier Ingram was charged with resisting arrest by flight, receiving stolen property, drug possession and three weapons offenses.
Two dozen reputed Staten Island drug gang members were arrested Thursday, accused in 29 shootings and three killings since 2008, authorities said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is adding 100 investigators to the state police narcotics unit to combat the rise of heroin use. The additional 100 members would double the size of the Narcotics Enforcement Team.
The New York state Senate on Monday approved nearly two dozen bills intended to curb heroin use, including a measure to allow schools to administer a powerful heroin and opiate antidote.
A mother who lost her son and the light of her life has come forward with a warning for everybody.
Prosecutors on Tuesday said 325 people, including more than 280 alleged users and 40 dealers, were snared during the eight-week operation that targeted Paterson-based drug operations.
New York schools could be equipped with an opioid antidote and patients taking certain pain medications would be limited to a 10-day supply under new legislation proposed Wednesday to fight the rise of heroin and bolster treatment of addicts.