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Kris Connor/Getty Images for EMILY's List

AG Proposes New Tool In Fighting Opioid Abuse Epidemic

BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has proposed legislation that would make trafficking in a powerful narcotic often added to heroin a crime in an effort to fight the state's opioid abuse epidemic.

Healey's pro

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Cops, Clergy, and Counselors Visit Drug Addicts Under New Bedford Pilot Program

A pilot program in New Bedford has clergy, law enforcement, and counselors stepping into the homes of drug addicts.

The program, organized by DrugFreeNB, has been in operation since April, and has ministers, police officers, and drug counselors conducting home visits to people who have recently overdosed on drugs

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Rose, Collazo - Fairhaven Police
Rose, Collazo - Fairhaven Police

New Bedford Men Arrested After Alleged Drug Deal in Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police arrest two New Bedford men after detectives witnessed a drug deal in action.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says the deal went down in front of the CVS on Route 6 Monday afternoon, with 29-year-old Dennis Rose, Jr

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Pierce, Cormier - Courtesy of Dartmouth Police
Pierce, Cormier - Courtesy of Dartmouth Police

Two Arrested in South Dartmouth After Police Find Drugs, Gun

Two men are arrested in Dartmouth after a home is raided by police.

According to Detective Kyle Costa, Dartmouth and New Bedford Police, along with the South Coast Anti-Crime Team, executed a search warrant Tuesday night at 2 Slocum Farm Drive in South Dartmouth, and seized a

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Credit: Mass State Police
Credit: Mass State Police

Taunton Man Facing Drug And Gun Charges

A Taunton man is facing drug and weapons charges after he was pulled over by State Police Wednesday night.

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Heroin Loves The Middle-Class

Heroin users aren't always the strung-out addict in the alley or bridge underpass. More and more often, they're the middle-class housewife next door!
Heroin use is reaching into new communities - addicting more and more women and middle-class users - as people hooked on prescription painkillers transition to cheaper illegal drugs, a new report shows

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Heroin, Ammo Found In Apartment Near New Bedford Elementary School

New Bedford Police make a drug bust near an elementary school.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says members of the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant at 37 Morgan Street late Tuesday night as the result of an investigation by Detective Donald Williams

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Ten Arrested In New Bedford Street Drug Sting

Authorites arrest ten people in New Bedford this week in an attempt to target street level drug activity.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, the arrests on Tuesday all involve the sale of either heroin or cocaine, and all are charged with distribution offenses

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Credit: Wareham Police
Credit: Wareham Police

Cocaine, Heroin Found After Chase Through Wareham Neighborhoods

Wareham Police discover a stash of cocaine and heroin during a drug bust in the town.

Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh says the department was conducting a drug investigation when detectives acted on received information Wednesday afternoon and attempted to stop a Ford Expedition driven by 26-year-old Nicholas Gregory of Wareham

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New Bedford Mayor: Gloucester’s New Drug Program Goes ‘Too Far’

While New Bedford and Gloucester are homes to key fishing ports in the country, both communities also share the blight of opioid abuse.

This week, the Gloucester Police Department rolled out a new pr

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