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Baker Unveils Plan To Fight Drug Abuse

Calling it a public health emergency, Gov. Charlie Baker has unveiled the first steps his administration plans to take in fighting heroin and prescription drug abuse and addiction.

During a stop Thursday at the Hope House treatment center in Boston, the governor announced the first-ever public release of data the state collects on the number of prescriptions written for painkillers and overdose deaths in each county

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Gillihan, Carney/New Bedford Police
Gillihan, Carney/New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Find $12K of Heroin, Arrest Couple

After a several week investigation, New Bedford Police have arrested two city residents on drug trafficking charges.

Police stopped a rental car around 9:30 Wednesday night at Union Street and Route 18

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Photo from New Bedford Police
Photo from New Bedford Police

Man Charged With Trafficking Heroin

A New Bedford man was arraigned Monday on drug charges, after his arrest over the weekend.

Narcotics Detectives carried out a search warrant Friday at 83 Pawnee Court in the Shawmut Village complex and arrested 24 year old Ian Arango, who lived in the apartment

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

4 Arrested After A Drug Raid In New Bedford

Four people, three of them brothers, were arrested Saturday on drug charges after a search warrant was executed by the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau.

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Credit: Massachusetts State Police
Credit: Massachusetts State Police

Rochester Man Charged With Heroin Possession

A Rochester man is facing Heroin possession charges after being pulled over on Route 140 in Taunton.

State police say a Volkswagen Jetta was stopped for a motor vehicle violation at 10:17 a.m. Tuesday

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Facing Drug Charges

A New Bedford man was arrested on Saturday following a search of his apartment by the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says a search warrant was executed at 89 Washington Street apartment 1 at 11:30 a

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Police: Woman Used Teenage Son In Heroin Operation

New Bedford Police have removed 58 grams of heroin from the street after a drug raid in the city over the weekend.

Police say they executed a search warrant at 395 North Front Street, Apt. 3, Friday evening after an investigation into suspected drug-related activity involving 32-year-old Adawilda Costoso

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Credit: Massachusetts State Police
Credit: Massachusetts State Police

Two Arrested For Trafficking Heroin In Bourne

Two people are facing heroin trafficking charges after a Sunday night traffic stop in Bourne.

The Massachusetts State Police News Blog says a Chevy Equinox was pulled over on the southbound side of Route 28 at around 9 p

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Getty Images

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
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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