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Heroin Overdose Rise Prompts Maryland Crackdown

Maryland’s historic capital is known for sailing and shopping, a place where people eat seafood at waterside restaurants. It’s not a place that city police considered a destination for people looking to buy heroin — at least, not until recently.

07/13/2014

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Md. Health Experts Renew Warnings After Ohio Teen’s Fatal Caffeine Overdose

There’s a renewed warning from health workers across the nation on the dangers of caffeine. This comes after an Ohio teen dies from an overdose of the drug. Maryland doctors are especially on edge as one of the first cases turned up in Hagerstown.

07/02/2014

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Annapolis Police Make Series Of Arrests In Heroin Crackdown

Annapolis Police have announced charges against nine alleged heroin dealers.

05/27/2014

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Drugs & Guns Found With Body Of UMd Hockey Player Who Died Of Alleged Overdose

There’s shock on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland after the death of a popular hockey player.

04/22/2014

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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

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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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