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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
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August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:51 pm
By Cale Ahearn LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WPMT) -- A Lancaster man will serve up to 30 years in prison for his role in a large scale fentanyl/heroin operation. Antonio Rivera, 28, was recently sentenced to 6-30 years in prison, after being charged in the 2018 Lancaster County Drug Task Force arrest...
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David Madden
June 27, 2019 - 12:13 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Nineteen people were rounded up Thursday morning down the shore as federal officials broke up a drug ring based in Atlantic City. U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced the arrests , which are the culmination of a nearly two-year investigation. In total, 22...
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Discarded crack pipe
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Jim Melwert
May 15, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the high-profile battle against heroin and opioids continues to grab headlines, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said crystal methamphetamine is back — "with a vengeance." About 15 years ago, a kilo of high-quality crystal meth would cost about $47,000...
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Bucks County courthouse
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Steve Tawa
April 30, 2019 - 6:29 pm
BUCKS COUNTY (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly a dozen people were ordered held for trial for their alleged roles in a multi-million dollar heroin packaging operation that was said to be run out of a quiet neighborhood home in Warminster. A detective from Warminster Township walked the courtroom through the...
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Antonio Lindsay
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Jim Melwert
March 22, 2019 - 1:30 pm
CHELTENHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After getting out of jail in Philadelphia for $10, a man received a lengthy prison sentence for what he did after bail. Antonio Lindsay, 26, has been sentenced to 31 to 62 years in prison for driving 34-year-old Joseph Kohler from Germantown to The Elkins Estate...
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A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets.
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Justin Udo
February 14, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major drug bust in the Kensington section of Philadelphia shuts down an operation that authorities say had a stronghold on the neighborhood for years and consistently put heroin and fentanyl back into the streets. On Thursday morning, authorities arrested 11 alleged...
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Nora Boyle, 35, and Gregory Searl, 42
Upper Darby Police Department
Tim Jimenez
February 06, 2019 - 10:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby police say the parents of the 16-month-old boy who ingested bags of drugs earlier this week, turned themselves in Wednesday morning. Police superintendant Mike Chitwood says Nora Boyle, 35, and Gregory Searl, 42, are now facing child endangerment and drug...
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Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan
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Mark Abrams
January 23, 2019 - 4:22 pm
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says a task force of officers from police departments, working with county detectives, helped take down 77 dealers who were selling heroin and opioids - some of which caused deaths - during the past two months in an...
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A demonstration of the smartphone "Second Chance" app, which uses sound waves to measure breathing. In first-step testing reported Jan. 9, 2019, the device detected early breathing problems in some people who’d just injected illegal drugs.
Mark Stone/University of Washington via AP
January 09, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops. The app is still experimental. But in a novel test, the "Second...
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