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“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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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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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Roldan, Reynolds/Fairhaven Police
Roldan, Reynolds/Fairhaven Police

Detectives Use TASER After Witnessing Fairhaven Drug Deal

Fairhaven and Dartmouth Police arrest two for the price of one.

Detectives from both towns were about to execute a search warrant at a Spring Street apartment in Fairhaven early Monday morning for a suspect wanted on assorted narcotics offenses

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Governor Deval Patrick / getty images
Governor Deval Patrick / getty images

Patrick Gathers Governors To Discuss Opioid Abuse

New England governors are calling for stronger cross-border monitoring of prescription drugs as part of a regional strategy for fighting opioid abuse.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick convened the meeting Tuesday at Brandeis University in Waltham

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Photo by Mass. State Police
Photo by Mass. State Police

Mass. State Police And DEA Make Major Drug Bust

State and Federal authorities seized large quantities of heroin and crystal meth with a street value of a million dollars this week and also arrested three men that police say were tied to a Mexico-based drug ring. 

 Massachusetts State Police and Drug Enforcement Administr

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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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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Fairhaven Police Photo
Fairhaven Police Photo

New Bedford Man Arrested On Drug Charges In Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police arrest a New Bedford man for drug trafficking.  Sgt. Kevin Kobza says officers saw a Chevy Blazer failing to stop for a red light at Route 6 & Green Street on Saturday Afternoon.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Carl Alves from DrugFreeNB
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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