Md. Health Officials Work To Combat Overdose EpidemicCombating Baltimore's epidemic drug addiction. As part of Maryland's Overdose Awareness Week, new actions are being taken to tackle this health emergency.
Task Force Finds Md. Heroin Problem Likely Worse Than Most ThinkThe state's heroin problem is likely a lot worse than most Marylanders think. That's one of the conclusions from the state's emergency task force on heroin and opioids.
Feds Launch New $5M Program To Combat Heroin EpidemicThe White House launches a new multi-million dollar program to fight a nationwide heroin epidemic. Some of the money is coming right here to our area.
Mayor To Announce Plans For Fighting Heroin EpidemicThe mayor will announce plans for fighting the heroin epidemic Monday at 1 pm.
Former FBI Agent Gets 3 Years In Drug Tampering CaseAn FBI agent accused of abusing heroin from his own drug investigations and in the process botching dozens of cases has been sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Heroin Epidemic Continues To Surge; Antidote More Difficult To BuyA warning from Baltimore health officials--heroin is getting even more deadly. It's now being laced with a powerful painkiller. Making matters worse, the antidote is harder than ever to get.
Cummings Calls For Lower Prices For Heroin Overdose AntidoteRep. Elijah Cummings is calling on Maryland leaders to negotiate lower prices for a heroin overdose antidote to ensure first responders have the drug at hand when they need it.
Fentanyl-related Deaths Up 178 Percent In BaltimoreHealth officials are warning Baltimore residents that drug overdose deaths linked to a highly potent chemical commonly used to lace heroin are up 178 percent from last year.
25 Sentenced For Caroline County Heroin RingTwenty-five people have been sentenced for their involvement in a heroin distribution ring in Caroline County, including the kingpin.
41 People Charged In 4-State Heroin Trafficking RingMore than three dozen people have been indicted on charges stemming from a multistate heroin trafficking operation.
Man Who Had $10M Worth Of Heroin In Home SentencedA man who prosecutors say had $10 million worth of heroin and more than $800,000 in cash stashed in his Baltimore home has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
Maryland Reports 21 Percent Increase In Fatal OverdosesMaryland's health department says the state had a 21 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses in 2014, compared to the previous year.