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By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Monroe County Man, Jamiell Sims Sentenced to 12 Years for Heroin and Sex Trafficking

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jamiell Sims, age 30, of Monroe County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on January 17, 2019, to 151 months’ imprisonment More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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Stroudsburg Man, Evan Watkins Sentenced to 10 Years for Drug Trafficking

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that on November 30, 2018, United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion sentenced Evan Watkins, age 30, of Stroudsburg, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Louisiana: Federal court sentences drug kingpin Eric Williams, ‘EZ’ on trafficking, conspiracy and dog fighting charges

United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced that U.S. District Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced ERIC LASHAWN WILLIAMS, a.k.a. “E” and “EZ,” age 35, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 70 months in More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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John Hanrahan pleads guilty in heroin, meth trafficking case, faces up to life in prison

John Hanrahan, 57, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to heroin and methamphetamine trafficking charges without the benefit of a plea agreement.  At sentencing, Hanrahan faces a statutory More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Pennsylvania: Monroe County man, Eddie Pace, guilty in heroin conspiracy to distribute

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that Eddie Pace, age 44, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute more than 100 More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Large Cache of Drugs Seized in Toronto in Two Separate Incidents

Two Toronto men and a third man from Peterborough are facing serious charges after Peterborough police seized fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and a substantial sum of cash from an apartment. The three men were initially 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 Guest Author On Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
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How to Help a Loved One Overcome a Drug Addiction

Helping a loved one to overcome a drug addiction can be a very tough and emotional time. Drug addictions can happen to anybody, just as anybody can recover from substance abuse and addiction problems with the right More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Top Countries Most Affected by Drug Abuse – How Can the Best Drug Rehab Centers Help?

Drug addiction is a global problem that is affecting countries around the world in different ways. In some countries the drug of choice is heroin, while in others it is cocaine or alcohol. Regardless of the source More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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The US is currently facing one of the biggest epidemics in its history, and the problem probably isn’t what you think it is…

..It isn’t ISIS.. ..It isn’t Iran.. ..It isn’t even guns. In fact, this “epidemic” is responsible for more deaths every year than guns are. So what is it that is killing Americans in unprecedented numbers? More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address

President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 12, 2016. Video clip of the speech is at the bottom. OBAMA: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: tonight marks More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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How Illicit Drug Use Has Grown In America Over The Past 44 Years

“America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse,” said Richard Nixon on June 17, 1971. “In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.” This More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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Foster Care System Sees Influx Due To Rising Heroin Addiction

An alarming rate of heroin use has swept across the United States and the consequences are devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin addiction has almost tripled among young 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 Adam Lee On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Substance Abuse and Addiction: Global Issues

It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a drug epidemic. From the rising popularity of prescription medications to an increased use of drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, rates More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Theodore Upshaw, Pittsburgh McDonald’s worker arrested for putting heroin in Happy Meal

A McDonald’s worker in Pennsylvania is accused of putting a heroin in Happy Meals sold at a Pittsburgh drive-through. Police said they arrested the 26-year-old Shania Davis after buying the drugs at a McDonald’s More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, May 12th, 2013
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Ashley Harper, Pittsburgh woman, arrested after smuggling heroin into a court room, hid from police on the roof

A Pittsburgh woman was arrest Friday after police found her hiding on a roof. Ashley Harper was found with 30 bags of stamped heroin entering family court for a drug screen, police say. Ashley Nicole Harper Court More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
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Scottish health officials issue health alert after heroin user contracts anthrax

Health officials in Lanarkshire have issued a public health alert after a injection heroin user contracted the deadly bacterial infection, anthrax. The individual is currently hospitalized in critical condition. Public More...


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