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Recent Rash of Overdose Deaths

Five overdose deaths in the Metro East may be linked.

02/19/2014

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Mother and Son Drug Dealers Sentenced in Heroin Deaths

Authorities say two women overdosed on heroin and died last year due to acts committed by Deborah Perkins and Douglas Oliver.

12/06/2013

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Meet the Midwest’s New Heroin Users: Suburban Adults

“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.

07/22/2013

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East St. Louis Man Admits Role in Deadly Heroin Overdose

Thirty-year-old Joseph Robinson pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing the drug that authorities say killed 22-year-old Donnie Bauman.

05/30/2013

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19-year-old Charged in Overdose Death

Investigators believe she gave the victim heroin two hours before he died.

03/25/2013

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Police ID Suspected Heroin Overdose Victim

Kenneth Harris Jr.’s body was found Tuesday in a car parked in a bay of a car wash in Wood River.

03/08/2013

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Police: Body in Car Likely Heroin Overdose Victim

Police in Wood River say the man’s body was found Tuesday in the car parked in a bay of a car wash.

03/06/2013

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Coroner: Infant Found on Bed Near Body of Teenager

A coroner is hoping toxicology tests determine what killed a southwestern Illinois teenager whose body was found on a bed near an infant.

02/22/2013

St. Charles Couple Charged in Heroin Overdose Death

Thomas Lucas Jr. and Whitney Patrick, both 23, were charged after a grand jury indictment.

01/18/2013

Couple Charged After Infant Died of Oxycodone Overdose

An eastern Missouri man and woman are facing criminal charges after an infant under their care died of a drug overdose.

09/20/2012

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