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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Carl Alves from DrugFreeNB

Local Group Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse

Why are so many young people abusing prescription drugs?

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Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts State Police

Heroin, Cash Seized After Taunton Traffic Stop

Massachusetts State Police say two local men have been arrested after a traffic stop in Taunton.

Police pulled the Hyundai over at around 7pm Thursday night on Oak Street for motor vehicle violations

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Joe Amon/Getty Images
Joe Amon/Getty Images

New Painkiller Worries Officials

A new painkiller is set to hit the market soon, and law enforcement officials and healthcare experts are clenching their teeth.

Zohydro ER, a hydrocodone-based painkiller, was approved by the FDA in October, and is set to hit pharmacies within the next month

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Massachusetts State Police

Fall River Man Arrested On OUI Was Carrying Heroin

A Fall River man faces numerous charges after being stopped by police in Fall River.

State Police responding to reports of an erratic driver headed eastbound on Rt 195 just before 10pm Wednesday night, pulled the car over in Fall River

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Brandon Vieira and Samantha Goncalves - NBPD
Brandon Vieira and Samantha Goncalves - NBPD

Couple Crashes ’12 Charger, Arrested on Drug Charges

A New Bedford couple is arrested after leading police on a chase following a traffic stop.

According to police, Detective Shawn Robert was conduncting an investigation into a cocaine delivery service, and had obtained arrest warrants for the pair who were allegedly making cocaine deliveries in their 2012 Dodge Charger

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Health Officials Fear Heroin Resurgence

 

The weekend death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose is focusing renewed attention on a dangerous drug that seems to be making a resurgence.
 
    The most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that the number of recorded heroin overdose deaths nearly doubled in the decade between 2000 and 2010.
 

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Colon and Vargas - New Bedford Police
Colon and Vargas - New Bedford Police

Two Busted in New Bedford Drug Raid

A New Bedford couple was arrested overnight following a drug raid in their Jouvette Street apartment.

Omar Colon and Wanda Vargas were taken into custody after a traffic stop as members of the New Bedford Police Department's Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at 14 Jouvette Street

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From: Bristol County Sheriff's Dept.
From: Bristol County Sheriff's Dept.

Authorities Arrest Two In Jail Drug-Smuggling Scheme

 

Investigators with the Bristol County Sheriff's Special Investigations Unit have uncovered a scheme to smuggle drugs into the House of Correction in Dartmouth.

Sheriff's Dept. Spokesman Bernard Sullivan tells WBSM News, investigators have charged  31 year old Edward Teves of Fall River, and his girlfriend, 22 year old Tonya Desrosiers, who is an inmate at the House of Correction.

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Photo from Mass. State Police
Photo from Mass. State Police

Three Face Drug, Fugitive Charges In Brockton

A joint operation by Brockton and Mass. State Police result in the arrest of three men from Maine, charged with drug violations and fugitive charges. 

The men were arrested Saturday night.  Police recovered 12 grams of heroin and 16 grams of the designer drug known as "molly" from the suspect's car

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Rhonda Stone
courtesy of the Fairhaven Police Department
Rhonda Stone courtesy of the Fairhaven Police Department

Mother And Daughter Arrested On Multiple Charges

 

 

Fairhaven Police have arrested a mother and daughter on multiple charges including larceny and drug charges. 53 year old Rhonda Stone and 23 year old Devyn Stone were arrested on larceny of a motor vehicle, receiving property valued at over $250, and drug charges.

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