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Illinois’ Heroin-Fighting Program Costs $25M

Bipartisan bill would also address prescription drug abuse

03/02/2015

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Elementary School Principal Accused of Dealing Heroin

Joshua Foust, 33, resigned from A.D. Stowell Elementary School in Hannibal after drugs were allegedly found at his home.

02/18/2015

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Local Anti-Heroin Super Bowl Commercial May Soon Go National

“This very cheerful-sounding song, juxtaposed with these horrifying images – we knew it was going to upset people, and we knew we were taking a risk, but we felt like it was a risk worth taking because nothing else has worked.”

02/03/2015

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Area Law Enforcement Working to Combat Heroin

“We see a lot more heroin use now, a lot more heroin overdoes than we used to,” says ER physician Dr. Cassandra Haddox of St. Anthony’s Medical Center in South County.

01/28/2015

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Former Hillsdale Police Lieutenant, Officer Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

The two agreed to assist a suspected drug dealer in robbing a drug courier of an amount of heroin.

08/08/2014

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Coroner: 2 Recent Deaths Drug-Related Accidents

48 year old man, 42 year old woman died in separate drug-related deaths in May.

07/19/2014

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Police: Man Bought Son Heroin, Let Him Die of Overdose

A Bonne Terre man is accused of providing his son with a deadly dose of heroin, and then preventing anyone from calling for help while he was dying.

07/10/2014

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Last of 3 Fugitives in Detroit Drug Case Captured in St. Louis

Earnest Proge Jr., 38, was captured Wednesday in the St. Louis area.

06/19/2014

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Why Are Drug Users Switching to Heroin?

A new Washington University study attempts to find out why drug abusers are switching to heroin.

05/29/2014

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Former Judge to Serve Sentence in Florida

One-time St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and guns last year, shortly after the death of fellow judge Joe Christ.

05/28/2014

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