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By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Oregon heroin trafficker Adan Torres-Nieves gets 10 years in prison for moving drugs across Milton-Freewater

Adan Torres-Nieves, 45, of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for possessing with the intent to distribute nearly four pounds of heroin 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 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 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 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 Robert On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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Ireland health officials issue guidance for providers in diagnosing anthrax in injecting drug users

With dozens of confirmed cases of anthrax reported throughout Europe since 2009, including scores of cases in neighboring Scotland and England, the Irish Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Dublin has More...


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