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.
Research in teens adds fresh evidence that the 1980s “crack baby” scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.
Spotsylvania County police say a school employee has been arrested on charges relating to an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl and supplying her with drugs.
Millions of uninsured Americans with drug and alcohol addictions will become eligible for insurance when the federal health care overhaul goes into effect next year. More than 2,000 D.C. residents, 100,000 Virginia residents and 41,000 Maryland residents are among them.
A new sheriff who was cracking down on the drug trade in southern West Virginia’s coalfields was shot to death Wednesday in the spot where he usually parked his car for lunch, and State Police said the suspect was in a hospital with gunshot wounds inflicted by a deputy who chased him.
A man is in custody after he allegedly shot at police officers who were executing a search warrant on his home Monday morning.
A D.C. nightclub owner being retried on a drug conspiracy charge dramatically tore up a copy of his indictment at the beginning of his new trial.
A registered nurse from Virginia is accused of stealing drugs from the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg.
An area resident who was facing charges related to allegedly raping and murdering a goat while high on bath salts has been declared not competent to stand trial by a county judge.
Two months after he was viciously attacked by the so-called Miami Zombie, Ronald Poppo succinctly summed up the events that captured the country’s attention.