St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced Wednesday the arrests of over 50 individuals in a major heroin takedown.
Jared Opsal with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says this batch of heroin could have a much higher purity level.
Authorities allege a 29-year-old woman was making dinner for her children when she passed out from heroin.
Supporters say a measure to allow more access to an easy-to-use treatment for heroin and other opioid drug overdoses would save lives.
The Central County Fire and Rescue Unit rushed to the scene of a reported heroin overdose Monday night.
“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.”
A man and woman have been charged after taking a selfie with the corpse of an overdosed friend.
An autopsy found that Carson Swyres of House Springs died of morphine intoxication and also had methamphetamine, opiates and other drugs in his system.
There wasn’t any real decline in heroin overdose deaths in 2013 from the previous year.
The small town of Coulterville, Illinois is arming its police officers with some cutting edge technology that has been proven to save lives.