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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Lubbock police identify body found in alley as Tracey Powell, homeless woman

Lubbock Police Department in Texas have identified the body found in a Central Lubbock Alley as a homeless woman named Tracey Anne Powell. Powell, 49, was found dead in the alley at the 2400 block of 24th Street More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Coroner says Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from fentanyl and oxycodone overdose

The medical examiner in Texas reported today that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose. photo/ More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Prostitute Angelina Barini arrested for three fentanyl related murders, including Chef Andrea Zamperoni

A New York prostitute named Angelina Barini has been arrested in connection to three deaths, charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one or more substances containing fentanyl. Andrea More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Michael Napier Sentenced for Drug Distribution that Caused Overdose Death

 An Aldie man was sentenced today to five years in prison for distribution of a drug that resulted in the death of a Leesburg woman. photo/mdha.org.au (edited) According to court documents, Michael Napier, 36, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Toledo man, Harold Sasse sentenced 14 years for selling heroin that Resulted in Overdose Death

A Toledo man was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for selling heroin that resulted in the fatal overdose of two women. Harold Sasse, 42, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Labor Department announces grant to battle opioid crisis in Florida, Alexander Acosta says this ‘is a serious public health concern’

The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced the award of an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Myrtle Beach Man, James Sumter Pleads Guilty to Selling Drugs resulting in Overdose Death

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that James Latron Sumter, a/k/a “T”, age 35, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has pled guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute a quantity of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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TRANSCRIPT: President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address

President Donald Trump’s second formal State of the Union address on Tuesday night used a theme of “Choosing Greatness.” Trump: Thank you very much madam speaker, vice president, members of Congress, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Buffalo Man, Dontrell Wise charged for Drug Distribution which Resulted in Overdose Death

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal jury has convicted Dontrell Wise, 32, of Buffalo, NY, of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, butyryl fentanyl, fentanyl, cocaine, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Opioid drug overdose deaths: ‘No area of the United States is exempt from this epidemic’

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report, from researchers at the Centers for More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Rick Wilson remarks on MS-13, Stephen King ignorantly responds as though it’s a firearm

On Wednesday, anti-Trump Republican commentator Rick Wilson made a remark on social media about the violent MS-13 street gang which elicited a moronic response from leftist author Stephen King, who apparently believes More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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Brooklyn: Father Joe Andrade, son Carlos Andrade overdose on opioids, stepping out for a ‘smoke’

A Brooklyn man and his adult son died of a double opioid overdose while celebrating a family birthday party Sunday, police said. The news broke of the pair, excusing themselves from an event, going out for a smoke. Carlos More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Is Prescription Painkillers the Answer to Heroin Addiction?

Everyone experiences pain at some point, and look for medical care. But pain is more than physical discomfort; it is also emotional, cognitive and potentially break the individual down if left unattended to; as More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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Oklahoma ME identifies Donella Zukosky as body found in Pittsburg County, Chris Winters charged

An Oklahoma woman’s body has been identified as the body found in Pittsburg County on Wednesday after an anonymous tip linked the murder to Chris Winters, who was being held on drug related charges. Donella More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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High Society: America’s Drug Abuse Problem

Imagine a disease that is so harmful, it’s killing 44 Americans a day; yet most of the people suffering from this disease aren’t receiving treatment. You’re likely thinking it’s heart disease or cancer, More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, October 16th, 2015
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North Carolina: Amy Sizemore died from $80 heroin deal, says murder suspect Thomas Cox

The 2013 death of Amy Star Sizemore involved an overdose and second-degree murder suspect Thomas James Cox allegedly confessed the details of the heroin transaction which preceded her death. Cox, on trial, told More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Delaware fentanyl-laced heroin overdose deaths up to eight

The state of Delaware has reported two additional  fentanyl-laced heroin overdose deaths last week bringing the total to eight.  The two newest cases occurred on April 2 in Millsboro and April 5 in Claymont, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Evzio, for reversing opioid overdose, gets FDA approval

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose. Evzio More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Philip Seymour Hoffman dead from drug overdose, ‘Hunger Games Mockingjay’ still moving forward

The tragic news of another Hollywood star being consumed by their addiction, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead over the weekend from an apparent drug overdose. The New York Post reports that police say he was More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Maryland: Heroin overdose deaths up, prescription opioids overdose deaths down

Public domain photo/Psychonaught Newly released data from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that from Jan. to Jul. 2012, there was an increase in overdose deaths related to heroin coinciding More...


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