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.
Five overdose deaths in the Metro East may be linked.
Authorities say two women overdosed on heroin and died last year due to acts committed by Deborah Perkins and Douglas Oliver.
“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.
Thirty-year-old Joseph Robinson pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing the drug that authorities say killed 22-year-old Donnie Bauman.
Investigators believe she gave the victim heroin two hours before he died.
Kenneth Harris Jr.’s body was found Tuesday in a car parked in a bay of a car wash in Wood River.
Police in Wood River say the man’s body was found Tuesday in the car parked in a bay of a car wash.
A coroner is hoping toxicology tests determine what killed a southwestern Illinois teenager whose body was found on a bed near an infant.