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Campaign Aims To Curb Overuse Of Acetaminophen

There's a campaign aimed at curbing the overuse and even abuse of the pain reliever acetaminophen. It's the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition's "Know Your Dose" campaign.

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Gun, Drugs Found After Police Execute Search Warrants

A New Bedford man is arraigned after police execute two search warrants.

According to Det. Cap. Steven Vicente, New Bedford Police officers were able to obtain search warrants at two New Bedford addresses at Hathaway Blvd

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Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts State Police

Twenty Suspected Drug Dealers Nabbed In Fall River

State and local police have arrested 20 suspected drug dealers in Fall River.

According to State Police, an additional 18 suspects have been identified and are now being searched for.

The arrests are the result of a long investigation by the State Police Gang Unit, the Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force, and Fall River Police, looking to crack down on suspects dealing heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana within the Spindle City

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Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

New Bedford Police Arrest Two After South End Drug Deal

New Bedford Police have arrested two suspects after they were involved in a drug deal in the South End Tuesday night.

According to the Standard Times, 23-year-old Nicholas Correia and 22-year-old Christian Gomes, both of New Bedford were arrested after a narcotics officer witnessed Correia pacing Cove Road before being picked up in a car by Gomes

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Possible Robbery Leads To Drug Arrests In New Bedford

Two New Bedford men have been arrested on drug charges.

According to the Standard Times, 32-year-old Travis Mendes of Summit Street and 24-year-old Ryan Blithe of Brook Street were taken into custody just after 2am Wednesday morning after police noticed a group of men including Blithe and Mendes outside the Cumberland Farms at Rockdale Avenue and Kempton Street

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Photo Courtesy of New Bedford Police
Photo Courtesy of New Bedford Police

Twitter Pic Leads To Arrest In New Bedford

A 17 year old was arrested Wednesday night after New Bedford Police say he posted photos of himself on Twitter posing with a gun, bragging about the jewelry on his neck, and tempting people to try and rob him

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TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event
TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event

Prescription Drug Abuse Still A Large Concern

With the amount of fatal heroin overdoses on the Southcoast down, and the number of overdose reversals on the rise thanks to first responders, things are looking up in the fight against heroin and drug abuse

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

“Soccer Mom” Minivan Used In New Bedford Heroin Deliveries, Driver Arrested

A Providence man is under arrest in New Bedford after police say he was making heroin deliveries in a minivan.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, police developed information that a 2001 Honda Odyssey was being used to make heroin drops in the South End of New Bedford

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Watterson, Lynch, Burns-Hill/Wareham Police Department
Watterson, Lynch, Burns-Hill/Wareham Police Department

Wareham Heroin Bust Nabs Three

Wareham Police have arrested three people after executing a search warrant Wednesday.

Detectives executed the warrant for illegal narcotics at Room #20 of the Rosewood Motel on Cranberry Highway, turning up 16 grams of heroin, a digital scale, and other drug packaging paraphernalia

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Heroin user
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Considerable Rise In Heroin Deaths Explained [VIDEO]

Some states, including Massachusetts, are reporting a rise in heroin use and deaths. Locally, heroin deaths have increased because as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.

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