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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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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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