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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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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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