Category «Heroin»

On the West Side, maps show heroin ODs, shootings go hand in hand

Chicago Police Department maps released Friday show shootings and ambulance runs for heroin overdoses on the West Side overlap almost exactly — more evidence of how the gang-fueled drug trade is driving violence there. That came as more than 50 people were arrested Thursday and early Friday in a joint investigation by the police and …

Massive trafficking bust results in 11 arrests, 400 grams of heroin, 330 grams of cocaine

Suspects arrested in massive trafficking bust in Virginia and Maryland. (Photo: Alexandria Police Department) Multiple police agencies within Virginia and Maryland said they “dismantled a heroin trafficking ring operation throughout the National Capital Region.” On Monday, officials announced they arrested 11 people – who will “remain behind bars” – on multiple counts related to illegal …

Police: 9-year-old calls 911 from back seat to report driver using heroin

A 9-year-old called police Saturday to report a Batavia woman had been snorting heroin behind the wheel, police said. Paula Smith, 41, was charged with endangering children, operating a vehicle under the influence, refusal of a chemical test and possession of an open container, according to court documents. Cincinnati police said the 9-year-old was in …

Heroin and Llanelli: Inside a town’s drug problem

A judge claimed heroin use in the town was at ‘epidemic levels’ – here’s what people at the heart of the town’s drug problem think Anthony Thomas has been a drug addict since he started using as a teenager. He’s 45 now and amphetamines have left him with no teeth. He had been living on …

Heroin Dealers Arrested After Woman’s Overdose Death At McDonald’s

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A Dallas-area man was charged by federal criminal complaint stemming from his role in selling the heroin that caused a young woman’s overdose death at a McDonald’s restaurant in Farmers Branch in June 2016. Additionally, two other men were charged by federal criminal complaints stemming from their trafficking of illegal narcotics. “Tragically, heroin …