Officials at a northern Virginia high school are planning a candlelight vigil for a teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose at a recent concert in Maryland.
Two people are dead from possible drug overdoses during an all-day “block party” at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Maryland had a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year.
Maryland’s historic capital is known for sailing and shopping, a place where people eat seafood at waterside restaurants. It’s not a place that city police considered a destination for people looking to buy heroin — at least, not until recently.
A new program is underway in Howard County to help residents use a nasal spray to save a life.
Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.
Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths.
Two men were found dead in a car in the 1200 block of Forest Drive in Annapolis Sunday morning.