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Italy Arrests 19 in International Heroin Ring Probe, Mostly Tanzanians

Italy Arrests 19 in International Heroin Ring Probe, Mostly Tanzanians

ROME (AP) — Police in Italy say they have arrested 19 people, most from Tanzania, as part of dismantling a heroin ring involving more than 150 suspects in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Heroin Addict Awarded $11 Million After Allegedly Dragging Cop with Car

Heroin Addict Awarded $11 Million After Allegedly Dragging Cop with Car

A heroin addict who allegedly dragged a policeman down a busy street with his car was awarded $11 million by a Bronx jury on Tuesday.
Police: Suspected Bag of Heroin Found in Child's Halloween Bag

Police: Suspected Bag of Heroin Found in Child's Halloween Bag

A parent found what is suspected to be a bag of heroin in their child's Halloween candy haul after attending a Trunk or Treat event at a New Jersey community center, police said Saturday.
Forget poisoned candy and razor blades. Here’s the real Halloween horror

Forget poisoned candy and razor blades. Here’s the real Halloween horror

Halloween sadism is an urban legend, researchers say.
El Chapo’s Son Was Just Captured — Then Freed After the Cartel Attacked

El Chapo’s Son Was Just Captured — Then Freed After the Cartel Attacked

The Sinaloa cartel leader’s son was detained by the Mexican military but released amid a shootout.
VA doctor sentenced to 40 years for writing over 500,000 opioid prescriptions in less than 2 years

VA doctor sentenced to 40 years for writing over 500,000 opioid prescriptions in less than 2 years

On Wednesday, Virginia doctor Joel Smithers was sentenced to 40 years for his part in the opioid crisis. Smithers was found guilty by a jury in May of more than 800 federal drug charges. Prosecutors
‘Mike’s Candyshop’: Behind the Overdose Death of HQ Trivia’s Colin Kroll

‘Mike’s Candyshop’: Behind the Overdose Death of HQ Trivia’s Colin Kroll

Six men were charged with running a cocaine-and-heroin delivery operation that was linked to the tech executive’s death in December.
Police: Mom Arrested for Rubbing Fatal Heroin Dose on Child's Gums

Police: Mom Arrested for Rubbing Fatal Heroin Dose on Child's Gums

Authorities arrested a Maine woman Tuesday morning nearly one year after her one-year-old daughter died because she rubbed a fatal dose of heroin on the infant's gums.
A radical approach to confronting addiction puts human connection first

A radical approach to confronting addiction puts human connection first

SeekHealing, a program for addicts in North Carolina, is also tackling the loneliness epidemic.
Behind the U.S.'s Bogus War on Taliban Drug Labs

Behind the U.S.'s Bogus War on Taliban Drug Labs

America has spent tens of millions of dollars blowing up heroin and meth labs in Afghanistan. Except many of them are just huts.
Illegal Alien Sentenced to Six Years for Having Enough Fentanyl to Kill Half a Million Americans

Illegal Alien Sentenced to Six Years for Having Enough Fentanyl to Kill Half a Million Americans

An illegal alien has been sentenced to a little more than six years in prison for planning to distribute enough fentanyl to kill half a million Americans, federal officials confirm.
Taliban's Opium Fields Blocking Chinese Conquest of Afghanistan

Taliban's Opium Fields Blocking Chinese Conquest of Afghanistan

Fully integrating Afghanistan into China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will require the construction of rail lines through the southern part of the South Asian country, home to the Taliban's
Enough Fentanyl to Kill 14 Million Seized in Mulit-State Investigation

Enough Fentanyl to Kill 14 Million Seized in Mulit-State Investigation

Federal authorities seized enough fentanyl to kill more than 14 million people following an investigation that covered Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia. The busts resulted in the arrests of 35
2 Former Houston Police Officers Charged in Connection With Fatal Raid

2 Former Houston Police Officers Charged in Connection With Fatal Raid

Prosecutors said the officers fabricated information to obtain a warrant for the raid, in which a man and a woman were killed.
2 Former Houston Police Officers Charged in Connection With Fatal Raid

2 Former Houston Police Officers Charged in Connection With Fatal Raid

Prosecutors said the officers fabricated information to obtain a warrant for the raid, in which a man and a woman were killed.
Legit, Safe Places to Inject Heroin Are Closer Than Ever

Legit, Safe Places to Inject Heroin Are Closer Than Ever

A tool lots of other countries have tried is suddenly within reach in cities like Philadelphia.
As Scotland’s ‘Trainspotting’ Generation Ages, the Dead Pile Up

As Scotland’s ‘Trainspotting’ Generation Ages, the Dead Pile Up

What happens as opioid abusers hit middle age? “What your body tolerates at 18 it doesn’t tolerate at 38 or 48.”
As Scotland’s ‘Trainspotting’ Generation Ages, the Dead Pile Up

As Scotland’s ‘Trainspotting’ Generation Ages, the Dead Pile Up

What happens as opioid abusers hit middle age? “What your body tolerates at 18 it doesn’t tolerate at 38 or 48.”
An Unprecedented Drop in Overdose Deaths Is Sadly Not Reason to Celebrate

An Unprecedented Drop in Overdose Deaths Is Sadly Not Reason to Celebrate

We know that politically, when turning points in crises are identified, both attention and money are drawn away from the issue.
Mexican Opium Prices Plummet, Driving Poppy Farmers to Migrate

Mexican Opium Prices Plummet, Driving Poppy Farmers to Migrate

The drop in prices is leading poppy farmers to seek work in the United States and other places.