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Woman Avoids Jail Time In Daughter’s Overdose Death

A Hampstead woman is serving 18 months of home detention for manslaughter stemming from the drug overdose death of her 4-year-old daughter.

04/11/2014

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Anne Arundel Co. Police Will Begin Carrying ‘Narcan’ To Treat Heroin Overdoses

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.

03/24/2014

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Powerful Blend Of Heroin Makes Its Way Through Maryland

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.

02/17/2014

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Deadly Batch Of Heroin Laced With Painkiller Hitting Md. Streets

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.

01/31/2014

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FDA Calls For Tighter Rules For Prescription Drug Use

Pushing for change. In the United States, one person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose. So the government wants to crack down on popular painkillers.

10/26/2013

Paula Jane Shipley, Paula Shipley,

Mother Charged In Girl’s Overdose Death Released

A Carroll County woman charged with murder in the drug overdose death of her 4-year-old daughter has been released on bail.

09/10/2013

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Spike In Heroin Deaths Reported In Montgomery County

Montgomery County police say as many people have died from heroin overdoses in the last few months as in the previous three years combined.

08/14/2013

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Gov. O’Malley Discusses Drug Overdose Deaths In Maryland

Drugs and deaths. The Maryland Health Department is addressing a 15 percent hike in fatal drug overdoses in Maryland.

08/09/2013

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Man Charged With Manslaughter In Overdose Death

Hurlock police have charged a man with manslaughter in the fatal drug overdose of a teenager.

08/01/2013

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Maryland Sees Increase In Heroin Deaths

Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths, according to a report released by the state health department on Wednesday.

07/10/2013

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Police Identify 2 Men Found Dead In Vehicle

Annapolis Police have identified two men who were found dead in a vehicle at a gas station.

04/22/2013

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Quadriplegic’s Wife To Stand Trial For Killing Him

The wife of an Ellicott City quadriplegic who died of an oxycodone overdose is scheduled to stand trial for second-degree murder.

01/04/2013

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