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Father reportedly caught hiding heroin in child's diaper

New Castle - According to allegations in the media 25-year-old Michael N. Penn placed 16 bags of heroin in his child's diaper to hide it from police. Reports state that he was caught and is facing multiple charges related to drugs and child welfare.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Police: Prostitute murdered Google exec with lethal heroin dose

Santa Cruz - California police have arrested a high-priced call girl, accusing her of injecting a married Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin on his yacht before coldly stepping over his body to finish a glass of wine and then fleeing the scene.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 18 comments

Cops found 40 bags of heroin inside 315-pound man's belly button

A 315-pound man, from North Carolina, was arrested after he allegedly hid more than 40 bags of heroin in his belly button.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Typical heroin user in America who has sought treatment is a white woman in the suburbs

Fifty years ago researchers reported that the average first-time heroin user is a 16-year-old of color, but now a study says that a typical user who has sought treatment is more likely a 23-year-old white woman from the suburbs.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Hundreds of crazed sheep died 'like heroin addicts'

In central west of New South Wales, hundreds of sheep have died after consuming a poisonous plant, and then bashed their heads "like heroin addicts."
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Addicts taking heroin by injecting it through their genitals

In order to inject heroin, or cocaine into the body, one needs a vein. However, some drug addicts in Nairobi have exhausted the veins on their hands.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

U.S. in grip of 'urgent health crisis'

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for greater law enforcement training, as well as access to Naloxone, an overdose-reversal medication used to treat the effects of a heroin overdose, in what he is now calling an "urgent public health crisis."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Op-Ed: Rising suicide rate raises concern in U.S.

Although the failure of the nation’s mental health care system has been getting the most attention because of gun massacres, a far more insidious threat is being reported.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Heroin deaths spike as narcs continue war on marijuana

New York - The Prohibition Industrial Complex has mobilized the hundreds of thousands of workers who depend on enforcing anti-marijuana laws to slow a groundswell of support for legalizing it.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Heroin-Fentanyl mix blamed for 15 deaths in Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh - A batch of deadly heroin that is mixed with the painkiller fentanyl has killed at least 15 people and resulted in numerous non-fatal overdoses over the last week in Western Pennsylvania.
In the Media by Stephen Pope - 1 comment

McDonald's employee accused of selling heroin in Happy Meals

Pittsburgh - A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was arrested Wednesday and charged with selling heroin in the Happy Meals from the drive-thru window.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 5 comments

Former E.R. doctor sentenced for raping, killing pregnant woman

Delaware - Delaware County prosecutors in Ohio contend a former emergency room doctor violated his oath when he murdered a woman and her unborn child.
In the Media by Eric Morales

Colombian vet who planned to smuggle heroin in puppies arrested

Lugo - A Colombian veterinary surgeon, who planned to smuggle liquid heroin implanted inside live Labrador Retriever and Rottweiler puppies, has been arrested in Lugo in northwestern Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Controversial study says Oreos as addictive as heroin, cocaine

New London - Are Oreos as addictive as heroin or cocaine? A new study by a team of undergraduate researchers is creating controversy.
In the Media by Kelly Fetty - 3 comments

Berlin dogs overdosing on drug users' excrement in parks

Berlin - Vets in Germany's capital are warning about an increase in the number of dogs becoming ill and unable to walk properly, after eating the feces of human drug users in Berlin's parks.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Dad accused of injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin

Seattle, Washington police say that a man tried to kill his 4-year-old son by giving him heroin on the day his divorce was going to be finalized.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

What are the origins of the flesh eating drug krokodil?

The drug desomorphine (also known as krokodil) has spread through Europe and it has reached the U.S. The drug is an opiate with a serious side effect: addicts develop dark, scaly lesions on their skin.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Heroin use on the rise in Delaware due to cheap prices

Heroin use is multiplying in Delware because it's cheap, pure enough to snort and easy to find in the area, plus the cost of prescription drugs has recently tripled.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 1 comment

Russian surgeon steals heroin from drug mule's stomach

Russian police recently arrested a Siberian surgeon who is suspected of stealing heroin he removed from the stomach of a drug smuggler in Krasnoyarsk.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 2 comments

Review: 'The Truth About Heroin'

Brighton - This three quarter of an hour plus documentary was uploaded to YouTube last month. Either you believe it, or you believe the politicians.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Oregon Governor signs bill for overdose prevention programs

On Thursday, January 6th, Oregon Governor, John Kitzhaber, signed SB 384 A into law. The bill requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish rules for training programs that will instruct individuals on "lifesaving treatments for opiate overdose."
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 1 comment

Cops warn of new street drug that is 40 times worse than heroin

Police in Montreal, as well as public health officials are warning of a new synthetic street drug that is 40 times more powerful than heroin, and 80 times stronger than morphine.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

N.Y. woman allegedly faked cancer, used donations to buy heroin

Selden - The 21-year-old woman has been indicted on 24 counts after it was alleged she collected donations after telling the public she was suffering from cancer. The monies were used to fund her heroin habit.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 9 comments

Artie Lange shows odd behavior during recent broadcast

New York - Artie Lange was looking like his old self again during a recent broadcast of DirecTV's "The Artie Lange Show," and not in a good way.
In the Media by Elizabeth Brown

Traffic stop yields 100 bags of heroin hidden in man's rectum

Trenton - A routine traffic stop along New Jersey's Palisades International Parkway resulted in law enforcement officers finding 100 bags of heroin hidden in a man's rectum.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Organised Albanian crime destabilizing Greece

A new report links rising Albanian nationalism with organized Albanian crime in Greece. The report states that organized crime controlled by the Albanian mafia is a destabilizing force in Greece.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 7 comments

Australia seizes record $525 million drug haul

Police in Australia on Tuesday seized a record half a tonne of the drug ice and heroin, which was worth around $525 million.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

9-month-old baby dies after babysitters inject heroin and cocaine

Philadelphia - Oscar Sanchez-Rivera, 24, and Viameri Santana-Berrios, 27, have been accused of killing a nine-month-old baby by injecting him with heroin and cocaine. The two were babysitting Milton Galarza-Rojas when they allegedly injected him with the drugs.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

8 U.S. troopers died of opiate overdose in Afghanistan

Investigative reports have shown that 8 U.S. soldiers died from a heroin overdose or by mixing prescription and other opiate drugs during 2010/2011.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments
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An image from a cartoon produced by the al-Qaida organization. Al-Qaida is suspected by U.S. officials of trafficking heroin to European cities from Afghanistan to fund it's terrorist activities.
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The size of heroin makes it highly portable and concealable for those dealing it.
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A fighter with al-Qaida in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization. Al-Qaida is strongly suspected by U.S. officials of trafficking heroin to European cities from Afghanistan to fund it's terrorist activities. As an added bonus, in addition to garnering drug profits the terror group gets to harm and destroy the lives of countless thousands of "infidel" European citizens through heroin addiction.
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