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Va. attorney general to tackle heroin problem

Significantly more people are dying from heroin overdoses across the Washington D.C. area than were a few years ago -- and it's spurring new action in Virginia.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 09:02am EDT

Tags: Mark Herring, Max Smith

Maryland police officers training to carry lifesaving nasal spray

As heroin use continues to claim lives in Maryland, police officers are being trained to respond with a prescription previously only carried by paramedics.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 04:59am EDT

Tags: narcane, Megan Cloherty, Alan Goldberg,

Virginia women held on drug, stun gun charges

Two Virginia women have been arrested on charges of having hundreds of packets of suspected heroin and a stun gun in their car in Rhode Island.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 12:57am EDT

Tags: stun guns

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

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