Maryland is among several states around the country that have seen an increase in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to a cheaper alternative. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the state.
A growing heroin epidemic in Anne Arundel County has police there now arming all of their officers with a life-saving drug. Until now, it’s something only medical first responders there have carried.
A 26-year-old Baltimore man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for heroin trafficking.
A powerful street drug is making its way through Maryland and police say it’s contributing to a number of crimes in Anne Arundel County.
The Maryland Senate has approved a measure to allow drug users to get more than one clean needle at one time in Baltimore’s needle exchange program.
A dramatic surge in heroin deaths is happening across the country. Health officials warn it’s because of a lethal new trend–spiking heroin with powerful painkillers.
Two people are behind bars after police issued a search warrant at a Freetown Village, recovering drugs and cash.
Baltimore City Police say they’ve nabbed the leader of a lucrative drug cartel doing significant business in West Baltimore. Police found drugs and more than a half million dollars total stashed through several homes.
An Arundel County man is behind bars after police found thousands of dollars worth of drugs and guns inside his home.
It’s a fight Carroll knows all too well, a struggle against a typically white or brown powdered substance that presents itself as a euphoric high and a warm sensation throughout the body.
Frederick County officials are launching a coordinated effort to fight drug abuse.
Police say three Hagerstown residents are facing drug charges stemming from a bust that netted more than a half-pound of suspected heroin and methamphetamine.