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Officials watch as a Suffolk police officer demonstrates use of antidote via nasal spray (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Heroin Antidote Bill Passes NY Legislature

The bipartisan measure would allow health care professionals to provide orders for naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies.

05/07/2014

"Purple Drank" is a mix of Sprite soda, Jolly Rancher candies, and codeine produces euphoria and causes motor skill impairment. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parents In New Jersey Try To Stay Ahead Of Teen Drug Trends

Parents packed an Allendale, N.J. auditorium to hear an eye-opening warning from a former drug enforcement agent about heroin, prescription drugs, and their children.

04/29/2014

Anna Kovarick (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

Long Island School Bus Driver Accused Of Selling Heroin Pleads Not Guilty

Anna Kovarick, 38, of Bay Shore would drive students to and from private schools in the West Islip area and allegedly sell heroin in between bus runs.

04/23/2014

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

‘Pills To Heroin’ Film Aims To Prevent Students From Becoming Addicted

Heroin is no longer a problem in the dark alleys of urban areas. It has spread to the cul-de-sacs of suburbia.

04/17/2014

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat Growing Heroin Crisis

Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty hosted the “Community Conversation on Heroin,” at Waterbury City Hall.

04/17/2014

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 Feb. 5, 2014.  (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

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