With 55 heroin deaths thus far this year in the county, Chief Tim Fitch wants officers equipped with a heroin antidote nasal spray they could use to revive overdose victims.
Judge Cook was arrested two months after the trial on charges of possessing heroin and a having a gun while on controlled substances.
Prosecutors say Michael Cook was a St. Clair County circuit judge when he got heroin from Sean McGilvery “on an almost daily basis.”
It’s called Krokodil — an extremely addictive form of heroin that can be easily cooked up in someone’s home like meth.
Joseph L Robinson pled guilty to selling two buttons of heroin to a man who then overdosed
“Students are the ones that need to be educated and yes, scared to death of touching this drug and others, you know?” Pam Jones says.
Over the last six-and-a-half years, 1,645 people in the St. Louis area have died of heroin overdoses, a figure the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse calls “pretty horrifying.”
“Regions that have never been affected by heroin overdose deaths are now seeing a large number of them because the user population is expanding dramatically,” says the DEA’s James Schroba.
Mary Ellen Johnson could get 30 years in prison if convicted
Sean D. McGilvery and James D. Fogarty were indicted Tuesday on drug charges.