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

Ocean County Police Departments To Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote

Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, gives emergency responders time to revive victims, even those who have stopped breathing. The antidote can be used with any drug with opioids, including prescription painkillers.

12/04/2013

Kratom

Seen At 11: Kratom — As Addictive As Heroin And Perfectly Legal

A drug known as kratom produces a high like cocaine, and can be as addictive as heroin – but is completely legal.

11/18/2013

Paterson Police Car (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Caught With Nearly 8 Pounds Of Heroin In Paterson, N.J.

A Bronx man has been hit with numerous drug-related charges in Paterson, N.J., after authorities said they found nearly eight pounds of heroin in his sport-utility vehicle.

09/22/2013

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

NYC Public School Teacher Busted With Heroin Could Get Job Back

A judge found that Damian Esteban’s firing was “unduly harsh” and ordered the Department of Education to impose a lesser punishment. City officials blasted the decision on Thursday, saying they would appeal.

09/19/2013

NYPD officers with heroin they seized in bust, August 10, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Undercover Officers Seize 20 Pounds Of Heroin

That amount of heroin has an estimated street value of $750,000, according to police.

08/11/2013

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

Police: Accused Heroin Dealers Stashed Baggies In Daughter’s Hello Kitty Backpack

According to police, the couple had just taken their 4-year-old daughter into Westchester County to purchase 72 glassine envelopes of heroin for resale in Fairfield County.

07/25/2013

Tyreek Langs (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police: L.I. Man Arrested For Selling Drugs With Infant Daughter

Officers conducting surveillance spotted Tyreek Langs, with the baby in his arms, walk down the street and sell heroin to a drug buyer at the corner of Peters Boulevard and Kelly Avenue, police said.

06/14/2013

Carlos Melendez and Joel Guzman (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

DA: 2 NYC Men To Be Sentenced In Major Heroin Ring

Carlos Melendez of the Bronx and Joel Guzman of Ridgewood, Queens will be sentenced July 25 in Suffolk County. They were convicted Tuesday.

06/12/2013

Bedford-Stuyvesant Gun Bust

2 Arrested In Bedford-Stuyvesant Gun, Drug Bust

Police this week arrested two Brooklyn men after finding firearms and stashes of heroin and crack cocaine in their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment.

05/25/2013

Drugs Seized In Queens (credit: Handout)

Prosecutors: Over $2M In Heroin, Crystal Meth Seized From Queens Drug Trafficking Trio

Miguel Mercado-Guelen, Henry Nunez and Diego Estevez were arrested last month in the Bronx after an alleged drug and cash exchange, prosecutors said.

05/20/2013

Hydrocodone (file/credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Launching Campaign To Reclassify Addictive Prescription Drug

Hydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.

05/06/2013

Northern New Jersey prosecutors announce more than 100 arrests in heroin ring bust, May 2, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NJ Prosecutors Post Photos Of Nearly 100 Alleged Heroin Users As Overdoses Spike

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the probe was prompted by what he says was an alarming increase in the number of fatal overdoses and overdoses.

05/02/2013

Lorraine Bianchini and Thomas McKinley (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Husband And Wife Sold Heroin From Elmont Home

Thomas McKinley, 53, and his wife Lorraine Bianchini, 61, were arrested Monday around 12:30 p.m. during an undercover operation, police said.

03/26/2013

Amanda Kosby and Tara Riley (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: L.I. Moms Had Heroin In Car, Kids In Back Seat

Officers found open bags of heroin on the front seat and the women said they had gotten high earlier in the day, police said. Tara Riley and Amanda Kosby’s young children were in the back seat of the SUV.

03/21/2013

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

Number Of Heroin-Related Overdose Deaths On The Rise On Long Island

The number of deaths from heroin and prescription drugs have been steadily rising over the past few years on Long Island.

03/11/2013

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