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Neighbors joined a dozen state lawmakers and City Councilmembers at a news conference to announce three separate bills aimed at safe injection sites.
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Pat Loeb
March 02, 2020 - 4:59 pm
Pennsylvania lawmakers promised legislation in Harrisburg that would make it harder, if not impossible, to open a safe injection site in the state as fallout continued from last week's short-lived effort to open a site in South Philadelphia. Read more here.
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More than a dozen people have been indicted after law enforcement officials in New Jersey uncovered a family-run heroin and fentanyl operation as part of "Operation Strikeout."
New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
Kim Glovas
February 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
More than a dozen people have been indicted after law enforcement officials in New Jersey uncovered a family-run heroin and fentanyl operation as part of "Operation Strikeout." Read more here.
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Constitution Health Plaza
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Pat Loeb
February 27, 2020 - 11:59 am
A controversial plan to make Philadelphia the first city in the country with a medically supervised injection site has been indefinitely delayed, days before it was to open, after protests from neighbors and elected officials prompted the nonprofit that would have operated the site to postpone the...
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Marquese Gaines
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
February 22, 2020 - 6:30 am
A man is accused of fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run in Norristown because he knew he was already wanted for selling a lethal dose of heroin in Upper Merion. Read more here.
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Fentanyl test strips
Marty Pearl/Special to Courier Journal
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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