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Trap behind medicine cabinet in Washington Heights apartment used for alleged drug trafficking operation. (credit: Officer of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

Authorities Seize More Than 60 Pounds Of Drugs Stashed In Washington Heights Apartments

Three men have been arrested and charged with allegedly running a sophisticated drug trafficking operation out of two Washington Heights apartments, authorities announced Wednesday.

04/16/2014

Packages of heroin authorities said were found in a suspect's underwear at JFK. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Customs: Suspect Arrested At JFK After Trying To Smuggle Heroin In Underwear

Authorities said Bernard Charles was acting nervously while his bags were being inspected by Customs officers after arriving at JFK on a flight from Trinidad.

04/15/2014

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Seized Crime Money To Fund Heroin Antidote Program In New York

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the Community Overdose Prevention program on Thursday, saying it will let every state and local law enforcement officer carry naloxone.

04/03/2014

Carlos Tavarez (PAPD)

Cops: Bronx Man Arrested After Leaving Heroin In Rental Car At Newark Airport

Police say 30-year-old Carlos Tavarez rented the vehicle on Sunday and later contacted Budget to say he needed to retrieve something. Port Authority Police said a bag found under the dashboard contained 250 packages of heroin.

04/03/2014

Handcuffs (credit: clipart.com)

New Jersey Cops: 6 Arrested, 2 Heroin Mills Dismantled

The arrests came during two traffic stops and the search of two homes in Paterson last weekend.

04/01/2014

Robert Vineberg is arraigned on drug charges on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Police are investigating whether Vineberg and two other suspects may have supplied late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman with drugs. (Credit: Pool)

Man Arrested Amid Investigation Into Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Loses Bid For Drug Court

A Manhattan judge turned down Robert Vineberg’s request Wednesday that would put the case in the hands of a drug court that emphasizes treatment instead of punishment.

03/26/2014

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

NJ Panel Issues Recommendations To Combat ‘Skyrocketing’ Heroin Use

The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says the use of heroin and prescription opiates in New Jersey is “skyrocketing.”

03/18/2014

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

Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat ‘Exploding’ Heroin Crisis

Connecticut’s U.S. senators have outlined steps to combat the growing number of fatalities from heroin in the state and nationwide.

03/18/2014

Phillip Young, accused of endangering the welfare of a child. (credit: Paterson Police)

Father Charged After 2-Year-Old Boy Brings Heroin To Daycare Center In Paterson

Workers at the center called the police, who said they recovered 48 envelopes of heroin in the boy’s jacket.

03/11/2014

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

Connecticut Lawmakers To Consider Expanding Access To Heroin-Overdose Antidote

State Rep. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, is pushing for a law that would allow all first responders to carry naloxone — commonly known as Narcan — a drug that reverses the results of an accidental heroin overdose.

03/11/2014

Darius Ghahary has been arrested on drug charges and for the drug overdose death of a Ramsey teenager. (credit: Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Upper Saddle River Father Charged In Teen’s Drug Overdose Death

According to authorities, Darius Ghahary was selling heroin, oxycodone, marijuana and MDMA – better known as Molly or ecstasy – out of his rented Upper Saddle River home.

03/10/2014

Music of Justin Veatch (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Family Uses Teen’s Music To Teach Others About The Dangers Of Drugs

Jeffrey Veatch, of Yorktown Heights, has spoken to more than 12,000 young people about his son and the dangers of drugs.

03/10/2014

The heroin police say they recovered at a Queens apartment on March 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Noise Complaint Leads To Major Queens Heroin Bust

Uniformed officers knocking on the door of a third-floor Queens apartment that was blasting music Friday had every intention of writing the tenant a summons, police said late Saturday.

03/09/2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends 'The Master' Premiere during The 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 1, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

ME: Hoffman’s Death Ruled An Accident; Cocktail Of Drugs Found In Actor’s System

Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were all found in his system, according to the ME’s office. Hoffman, 46, was found dead with a needle still in his arm in his West Village apartment on Feb. 2.

02/28/2014

Nicholas Hernandez

LI Couple Arraigned On Charges They Were Driving Baby In Car Filled With Heroin

Erica Santana and Nicholas Hernandez were both in handcuffs as they faced the judge at First District Court on Wednesday. The 5-month-old baby boy was taken away from the couple after 180 heroin packets were found in their car.

02/26/2014

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