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Task Force Finds Md. Heroin Problem Likely Worse Than Most Think

The 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.

08/25/2015

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Feds Launch New $5M Program To Combat Heroin Epidemic

The 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.

08/17/2015

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Mayor To Announce Plans For Fighting Heroin Epidemic

The mayor will announce plans for fighting the heroin epidemic Monday at 1 pm.

07/13/2015

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Former FBI Agent Gets 3 Years In Drug Tampering Case

An 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.

07/09/2015

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Heroin Epidemic Continues To Surge; Antidote More Difficult To Buy

A 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.

07/07/2015

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Cummings Calls For Lower Prices For Heroin Overdose Antidote

Rep. 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.

07/07/2015

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Fentanyl-related Deaths Up 178 Percent In Baltimore

Health 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.

07/06/2015

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25 Sentenced For Caroline County Heroin Ring

Twenty-five people have been sentenced for their involvement in a heroin distribution ring in Caroline County, including the kingpin.

06/23/2015

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41 People Charged In 4-State Heroin Trafficking Ring

More than three dozen people have been indicted on charges stemming from a multistate heroin trafficking operation.

06/16/2015

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Man Who Had $10M Worth Of Heroin In Home Sentenced

A 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.

05/29/2015

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Maryland Reports 21 Percent Increase In Fatal Overdoses

Maryland’s health department says the state had a 21 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses in 2014, compared to the previous year.

05/19/2015

Lt. Gov. Boy Rutherford takes his oath of office inside the Maryland State capitol.

Regional Summit On Heroin Abuse Focuses On Western Md.

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford is bringing a task force on heroin abuse to western Maryland.

05/18/2015

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