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Fentanyl test strips
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David Madden
February 21, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Camden County is taking a new approach against the war on opioids through a study that utilizes fentanyl test strips. Read more here.
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Federal, state and city authorities were able to pull about 18 guns and more than $600,000 worth of drugs off the streets of Kensington.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
December 24, 2019 - 1:10 pm
Philadelphia police say that, because concerned Kensington residents called in tips and talked to cops in the neighborhood, federal, state and city authorities were able to pull about 18 guns and more than $600,000 worth of drugs off the street. Read more here.
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Trick-or-treaters
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Tim Jimenez
October 29, 2019 - 6:44 am
Authorities in Middle Township, Cape May County, say a parent found a bag of heroin mixed in with their kid's Halloween candy last Friday.
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Close-up view of colorful candies in paper bag
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KYW Staff
October 26, 2019 - 3:09 pm
Police in South Jersey announced a shocking discovery after a Halloween event in South Jersey. Read more here.
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Alternative Response Unit
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Paul Kurtz
October 07, 2019 - 7:56 am
City officials say an emergency response unit that launched last April in response to the opiod crisis is showing promising results. They're saving lives and getting more people addicted to heroin into treatment. Read more here.
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Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Officials say a recent drug bust in Chester County shows the current trend in street drugs, as Mexican cartels continue to funnel in deadly fentanyl and begin to push cheap and pure crystal meth. Read more here.
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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