Heroin

Officials, Victims' Families Hope Heroin PSA Spurs ActionAfter being told some parents of heroin victims say it went too far, Laura Stenger replied, "It never can go too far. That is what heroin does. I'm sorry they feel that way, but it could even get stronger."
Another Anti-Heroin PSA To Air During 2016 Super BowlThis year’s sixty-second commercial will air in the St. Louis broadcast of the Super Bowl, right before the start of the 3rd quarter.
St. Louis Among Targets of New DEA Heroin Prevention EffortSt. Louis is one of four communities nationwide targeted by the new DEA effort, along with Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and West Memphis, Arkansas.
Alton Woman Sentenced for Running South Roxana Heroin RingAn Alton woman's been sentenced for running a heroin ring out of her South Roxana home.
Overdose Deaths Decrease in the St. Louis RegionBrandon Costerison with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says there were 322 fatal overdoses in St. Louis compared to 445 last year.
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."
Alderman Urges Need for Policing on Corner StoresTo underscore the need for more police, north side Alderman Sam Moore says the stepped-up patrols against drug dealers is driving drug trade to his side of town.
Inmate Sentenced for Possession of Contraband by Federal InmateUnited States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Friday that Anthony Johnson, 25, was sentenced on a one- count indictment charging him with Possession of Contraband by a Federal Inmate.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto of Anti-Heroin Bill
Authorities Say 20-Year-Old Woman Died from Tainted HeroinA 20-year-old woman is dead after using what authorities say was tainted heroin last week in Franklin County.
Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose BillGov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.

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