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Prosecutors said this is the heroin recovered following the arrest of two men in Conn. (credit: Drug Enforcement Agency)

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Addresses Heroin Epidemic At City Council Hearing

The city’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan, told a City Council hearing Tuesday that the amount of heroin sold by New York City-based drug traffickers is skyrocketing.

05/20/2014

Prosecutors said this is the heroin recovered following the arrest of two men in Conn. (credit: Drug Enforcement Agency)

Feds Intercept $11 Million Heroin Shipment, ‘Cut Pipeline’ Of Drug Distribution Ring

Edualin Tapia and Guillermo Esteban Margarin were arrested in Hartford, Conn. Friday. They face charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy.

05/19/2014

FILE PHOTO: MTA police inside Grand Central Terminal

MTA Police To Be Armed With Heroin Overdose Antidote Under NY AG’s Effort

It’s expected the more than 650 MTA officers on the job across 5,000 square miles and 14 counties in New York and Connecticut will carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan.

05/13/2014

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Heroin Suspected In Trio Of SUNY Oswego Overdoses

Officials at an upstate New York college say one student is dead and two others are hospitalized after suspected heroin overdoses.

05/10/2014

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

NY Lawmakers Plan Roundtable To Discuss Statewide Spike In Heroin, Opioid Abuse

State lawmakers are hosting a roundtable discussion to examine the rise in heroin and opioid abuse in New York.

05/10/2014

Gobert Taveras (credit: Port Authority Police)

Police: Port Authority Bus Terminal Bust Yields $20,000 In Heroin

A Bronx man faces drug charges after police said they found him carrying a brown paper bag filled with about $20,000 worth of heroin through the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

05/09/2014

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

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