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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say demand for heroin is up since raids in April 2013 that led to the arrests and prosecutions of about 50 suspects in a southeast Connecticut drug dealing operation. Fatal heroin overdoses in New London County and statewide spiked in 2013 and preliminar…

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford police say at least one person has been arrested following the discovery of a substantial amount of heroin at a local high school. Assistant Deputy Police Chief Pat Hoey said Wednesday that officers on Jan. 16 seized the drug found inside of Jefferson High Sch…

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This commercial aired during Super Bowl XLIX. Its gripping story is meant to raise awareness about the heroin and prescription painkiller epidemic in the St. Louis area.

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SIERRA MADRE DEL SUR, Mexico (AP) — Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of Guerrero. The multibillion-dollar Mexican opium trade starts here, with poppy farmers so poor they live in …

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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say some recent heroin overdoses in southern New Jersey are apparently linked to an extremely dangerous batch of the drug that's been blamed for at least one death. Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain says the heroin bags are stamped in…

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man charged with providing a dose of illegal drugs that killed a University of Michigan music student has pleaded guilty. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1ETzk7m ) 20-year-old Brandon Phillips could serve up to 20 years for selling heroin and cocaine to 2…

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ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A jury has convicted a suburban Chicago woman of supplying the heroin in the overdose death of a 24-year-old woman. The Kane County state's attorney's office says a jury deliberated 40 minutes before convicting 25-year-old Andrea R. Nielsen of drug-induced homicide …

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WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a central New Jersey police officer who recently learned how to use a drug that can help reverse heroin overdoses used it to save two lives in less than a week, NJ.Com (http://bit.ly/15UBqrO) reports that Woodbridge Patrolman Christopher McClay first …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 26 people have been indicted in an alleged $16 million drug-trafficking operation between Mexico and Kansas City. The U.S. Attorney's office said in a news release Monday the defendants distributed more than 700 pounds methamphetamine, 250 kil…

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Porter County authorities have announced plans to better investigate heroin overdoses and share information among law enforcement agencies. Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds said Tuesday that the initiative will establish protocol for local agencies handling both …

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is launching a new drug prevention effort aimed at businesses concerned about substance abuse among employees. The "Start Talking Business Impact Zone" is a follow-up to a year-old program that encourages adults to talk to children about drug use as part of Ohio's…

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A year after Vermont grabbed national headlines when Gov. Peter Shumlin in his State of the State speech made fighting heroin and opiate abuse a priority, the state is treating 47 percent more patients, waiting lists for treatment have declined and distribution of an a…

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A Stop Heroin Walk was held in Warrenton on Jan. 17. Listen to DEA task force officer Juan Wilson talk about the surge of heroin in the region.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposed Missouri bill would give legal amnesty to those seeking emergency medical help for drug overdoses. Republican state Rep. Bryan Spencer of Wentzville recently proposed a bill protecting those who call for help from being charged with some drug crimes. So…