East Meadow Parents Unnerved By Pile Of Discarded Drug ParaphernaliaAn abundance of drug vials has been popping up in a new place, and some say it's evidence of an epidemic extending to new areas.
New York Lawmaker Wants State To Reimburse Schools For Opioid Antidote NarcanPutting the power of revival in public schools, that's the goal of proposed legislation unveiled Thursday on Long Island.
Christie Asks Feds To Declare Public Health Emergency Over OpioidsNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie has called on the federal government to declare a public health emergency in response to the opioid epidemic.
Authorities Seize $2 Million Worth Of Heroin In Bronx Drug BustA drug bust in the Bronx netted close to $2 million worth of heroin, prosecutors said.
NYPD To Refocus Efforts On Drug Dealers To Curb Heroin CrisisNew York City has seen a 22 percent jump in fatal overdoses so far in 2017. The NYPD is blaming that on fentanyl, a particularly potent synthetic drug.
Retired NYPD Narcotics Detective Among Over Two Dozen People Arrested In Heroin Ring BustNassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas says retired Detective Karan Young helped her boyfriend operate his heroin ring that netted about $170,000 every week.
Heroin And Hardcovers: Cops Say Drug Deals Went Down Inside White Plains LibraryCops are taking a carrot and stick approach to opioid addiction in Westchester County.
Advocates Rally Behind Bill Mandating Naloxone Training For Homeless Shelter StaffShelter residents and homeless and community advocates rallied to support a bill in the city council mandating the training.
Budgetary Address Sheds Light On Opioid Problem In ConnecticutThe Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Connecticut said his agency is hundreds of thousands of dollars in the hole, and he knows why -- the opioid epidemic.
Dog Used As A Mule: Heroin Shipped In Dog Crate, Prosecutors SayProsecutors say 10 kilos of heroin found in smuggled in dog crate at JFK Airport.
Officials Warn Of Potent New Synthetic Drug Making Its Way To Long IslandCarfentanil, normally used in veterinary medicine to tranquilize wild animals, is both cheap and extremely addictive.
New Additive To Heroin Poses Potential Deadly Risks For Long IslandNassau County Executive Edward Mangano has issued a warning that Carfentanil could be coming to Long Island.
$22 Million In Heroin, Fentanyl Seized In Bronx Drug BustAuthorities in the Bronx have taken down a major drug trafficking network, seizing 103 pounds of heroin and fentanyl, prosecutors said.
Fatalities From Fentanyl Surpass Heroin Deaths On Long IslandThe synthetic opioid fentanyl has surpassed heroin as the leading cause of overdose deaths on Long Island, according to health officials.
‘It’s Sad, But It’s Part Of Our Culture,’ Ocean County School Nurses Trained To Use NarcanOn Thursday, nurses at Ocean County schools were being taught to use Narcan spray -- the antidote to combat a heroin overdose even if a victim isn't breathing.