Heroin

Each purple flag represents a drug overdoses in Acushnet in 2015. (WBZ-TV)

Purple Flags At Acushnet Fire Station Signify Drug Overdoses

Each small flag represents a drug overdose in Acushnet this year.

08/20/2015

Lori Johnson with a picture of her grandson, Domani. (WBZ-TV)

Parents Allegedly Overdose With Child In Car; Grandmother Gets Custody

Police say 28-year-old Lynette Slocomb and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Jeffrey Silva, were arrested after overdosing on heroin with their baby in the backseat of a car.

08/09/2015

Jeffrey Silva of New Bedford and Lynette Slocomb of Taunton (Photo credit Taunton police)

Parents Allegedly High On Heroin While Driving With 2-Year-Old Child

Taunton police say the father was found passed out by a convenience store and had to be revived.

08/09/2015

Alejandro "Alex" Guillermo. (Photo Credit: Manchester, NH Police Department)

‘Hands Free’ Violation Leads To Drug Seizure, Arrest In NH

Police say they stopped a driver who was violating the “hands free” law and ended up arresting him on several drug charges in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday.

07/27/2015

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Mass. Sheriff Skeptical Of Obama’s Prison Reform Plan

If the President wants to reduce the sentences for some non-violent drug offenders, he won’t get much support from Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson.

07/16/2015

Ryan and Amanda Williams. (Photo Credit: Keene Police Department)

Authorities: NH Man, Woman Wanted On Drug Charges

Federal and New Hampshire authorities say they are looking for a man and woman with ties to Massachusetts who are wanted on drug charges.

07/15/2015

Drugs and cash allegedly seized from a Lawrence home and vehicle on Friday. (Photo Credit: Massachusetts State Police)

State Police: Heroin, Guns, $350,000 Seized From Lawrence Man’s Home, Truck

A 35-year-old Lawrence man is facing several charges after police allegedly found seven kilos of heroin, two guns and more than $350,000 in cash during a multi-agency search of his home and a truck on Friday.

07/11/2015

Drugs and weapons were seized by multiple law enforcement agencies. (WBZ-TV)

Shooting Of NH Woman Leads To Largest Drug Bust ‘In Recent History’

Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say the shooting of a woman last week has led to three drug arrests and the seizure of heroin, fentanyl, guns and over $200,000.

06/29/2015

Gov, Baker announced his plan to fight opioid abuse Monday at the State House. (WBZ-TV)

Baker: $27 Million Needed To Fight Deadly Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

Gov. Baker said he expected the overall task force plan to require about $27 million in new state funding to implement.

06/22/2015

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Baker To Release Details, Recommendations From Opioid Panel

A surge in overdoses claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.

06/21/2015

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