heroin

William Brennan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man is facing up to 30 years in prison for selling the fentanyl-laced heroin that killed 23-year-old Lukas Titus. William Brennan, 21, was sentenced to 7.5-to-20 years in prison for drug delivery resulting in death, and another 2.5-to-10 years for...
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Naloxone acts as an opioid antagonist and blocks the effects of heroin, fentanyl and other opiates on receptors in the brain.
Molly Corfman/News Herald
December 12, 2018 - 7:45 am
By Nadia Kounang (CNN) — Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving...
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Delaware County DA Katayoun Copeland announces Narcan will be available at more than 60 government buildings throughout the county.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
November 19, 2018 - 2:40 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Since 2012, the Delaware County Heroin Task Force has received statewide and national recognition as a model program. Now the task force is implementing a new initiative. "We are equipping all the AED machines in the county with Narcan," Delaware County...
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The driver of this vehicle was under the influence of heroin when this happened. It took 4 doses of Narcan to revive him.
Upper Darby Police Department
Tim Jimenez
November 12, 2018 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Darby Police say a man who overdosed on heroin and slammed his car into a pole Sunday is now facing charges. The crash shut down a busy road and left 100 homes without power for several hours. When police got to the site of the crash on Township Line Road near...
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In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
November 02, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of that was the result of a record...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner explains the results of a nine-month-long investigation that linked 57 people to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
October 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After an extensive nine-month-long investigation, Philadelphia investigators have announced charges against 57 people linked to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood. Investigators say German Alameda, along...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
August 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If there's a war on drugs, the drugs are certainly winning — and more and more residents are dying on the front lines. Federal officials say nearly 5,500 people in Pennsylvania died of an overdose in 2017. Every county in the state is affected, and the numbers are...
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Philadelphia police cooked up a community block party to build stronger neighborhood bonds in the 25th Police District.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
July 18, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police cooked up a community block party to build stronger neighborhood bonds in the 25th Police District. Police put crime tape up on North Front Street between Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street, but only to section off the party so neighbors could enjoy...
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Peter Baron Jr.
Burlington County Prosecutor​s Office
Andrew Kramer
July 13, 2018 - 8:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Cherry Hill man is indicted on one count of endangering another person after authorities say he failed to call for help for a heroin overdose victim. "Don't run. Call 911," said Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina on Thursday. Coffina, announced the...
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Andre Gary
Jim Melwert-KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
May 04, 2018 - 2:02 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A 24-year-old Delaware man will spend at least the next six years in prison for selling the drugs that killed an Abington woman last June. Andre Gary expressed his remorse as he was led from the courtroom after being sentenced to 6-12 years in state prison...
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