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Va. man gets prison for heroin death

Friday - 04/18/2014, 06:56am EDT

Tags: Harrisonburg,

'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses

As the number of people who use, and fatally overdose on, heroin has risen in recent years, authorities are seeing the return of an alarming development: heroin that, often unbeknownst to the user, is spiked with fentanyl.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:54pm EDT

Tags: fentanyl, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Death results in heroin charges against 2 in Va

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:30am EDT

Tags: heroin deaths

Local rescuers rely on Narcan to help overdose victims

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday called heroin a "public health crisis" and urged first responders to help overdose victims by using a counter-agent known as Narcan, which has been used in Prince George's County for years.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 05:27am EDT

Tags: overdose, Eric Holder, mike murillo, Prince George

Woman, daughter convicted of heroin smuggling

A woman and her daughter have been convicted of smuggling kilograms of heroin into the U.S. from Guatemala.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 02:31am EST

Tags: smuggling

Va. man pleads to tampering in girl's heroin death

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:40pm EST

Tags: Vienna, McLean,

Heroin use rises in D.C. among middle, upper class

Abuse of heroin is ramping up at such a fast rate, doctors say it's the definition of an epidemic. Health officials in D.C. are trying to respond in turn.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 03:24pm EST

Tags: overdose, Megan Cloherty, drug addiction

Dramatic rise in heroin use across Md.

Heroin use is on the rise in Maryland. The state is warning of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80 times more powerful than morphine, and perhaps "hundreds of times more powerful than heroin."

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 05:18am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, addiction, fentanyl

Md. has 37 deaths from heroin, fentanyl overdoses

Maryland's medical examiner says there have been at least 37 deaths since September in the state from a batch of heroin that is tainted with fentanyl.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 03:45pm EST

Tags: heroin deaths, fentanyl

Va. pair arrested on heroin charges in Ocean City

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 06:18pm EDT

Tags: Ocean City,

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