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Violent Crime Down, Drug Deaths Up In Massachusetts

A new report by state health officials is showing a drop in violent crime but continued problems with heroin deaths, rising childhood asthma and obesity.

The Massachusetts Health Council report, citing FBI crime reports, said that the state's murder rate fell by 34% and all violent crime fell by 4

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Goncalves, Wilson, Morris/Wareham Police

Trio Caught By Off-Duty Wareham Officer

You never know who's watching.

Three people face drug charges after an off-duty police officer bore witness to their drug use.

Wareham Police say off-duty officer Robert McLain noticed the trio using heroin in a car in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store in Cranberry Plaza

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Cocaine, Oxy, Heroin, $3K Seized from New Bedford Home

A New Bedford man faces multiple drug charges after police make a bust in his home.

28-year-old Joshua Coe was arraigned in New Bedford District Court Monday morning on charges of trafficking cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and heroin

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Wareham Police
Wareham Police

Over 60 grams of Cocaine Found on Onset Woman

A check of an illegally parked car leads to the discovery of a multitude of drugs in Wareham.

Wareham Police say an officer noticed the illegally parked car around 1:30am Friday morning at the Woods at Wareham apartment complex

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Ferreira (left), Camacho (right)/New Bedford Police

Two Arrested On Drug Charges In South End

Two men have been arrested by New Bedford narcotics detectives Monday afternoon in the South End.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says 26-year-old Curtis Dean Ferreira of Grinnell Street, and 27-year-old Julio Camacho of Emery Street were arrested after police saw both of them meeting wiith different people

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Guns, Drugs, And Money Seized From New Bedford Apartment

The Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force seized drugs, money, and a stolen gun from a New Bedford apartment.

A search warrant was executed at the Cottage Street residence where task force members found a

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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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New Bedford Man Sentenced In Manslaughter Case

A 51-year old New Bedford man was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 to six years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter, larceny and other charges in the death of his former girlfriend.

Christopher Anderson admitted to providing crack cocaine and heroin to 46 year old Venus Chumack on the night of February 12, 2011

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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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Fatal Heroin Overdoses Dwindling In Southcoast

There's been a noticeable decrease in heroin-related deaths in the Southcoast.

Local law enforcement officials cite several factors that are contributing to the lower number of fatal overdoses.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News putting the anti-overdose drug Narcan into the hands of all first responders with the proper training has certainly helped

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