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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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Officer and Inmate Save Man Overdosing on Heroin

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts sheriff's officer who lost his son to heroin teamed with an inmate to save another man from the same fate.

The Essex County sheriff's office said corrections Sgt. Dennis Laubner

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Wareham Man Indicted For Death Of Overdose Victim

A Wareham man was indicted Friday on Manslaughter charges in connection with a drug overdose.

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New Bedford Man Sentenced In Manslaughter Case

A 51-year old New Bedford man was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 to six years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter, larceny and other charges in the death of his former girlfriend.

Christopher Anderson admitted to providing crack cocaine and heroin to 46 year old Venus Chumack on the night of February 12, 2011

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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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