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Madison County Heroin Deaths Up, Overall Drug Deaths DownThe number of heroin-related deaths in Madison County nearly doubled in 2015
Franklin County Police Track a New Form of Heroin"Heroin that we're seeing sold these days, often called on the street 'beans,' but it's capsules."
Missouri Looks at Criminalizing Using Drugs while PregnantRep. Jered Taylor, a Republican from Nixa, said his bill is intended to get women into treatment before they give birth.
Budweiser Trespasser Charged With Having Drugs at the TimeAs Bud Weisser was being searched, a bag containing "numerous tablets" and "white powdery crystals" fell out of his pants leg.
East STL Man Sentenced for Murder of Mizzou StudentAn East St. Louis man has been sentenced to 40 years for murdering a man in December 2013.
UPDATE: Southern Illinois Escaped Cons Back in CustodyThe two men escaped from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program on Sunday.
Express Scripts Sues Horizon, Fight Over Prescriptions GrowsShares of Horizon Pharma Plc plunged Wednesday after it said it will re-evaluate its relationship with the Express Scripts Accredo specialty pharmacy.
160 Released Federal Prisoners Headed to St. LouisLocal chief federal probation officer says release should not cause "high degree of concern."
Federal Judge Declines to Block Missouri ExecutionA federal judge refused Tuesday to block Missouri's scheduled execution next week of an inmate who killed three convenience store workers with a claw hammer, rejecting his claim that the execution drugs could cause an agonizing reaction with his brain tumor.
Franklin County No Longer "Meth Capital Of The World"Ten meth lab busts in 2015, down from 160 a decade ago.
11 Tons of Prescription Drugs Removed in Take-Back EffortA drug take-back effort in the St. Louis and southern Illinois areas has removed more than 11 tons of unused prescription drugs.
New Joint Effort to Fight Chronic PainThere is a new joint effort to fight chronic pain in the St. Louis area

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