Maryland’s rising rate of fatal heroin overdoses might not have one cure, but lawmakers and activists are hoping a combination of actions will be a step in the right direction.
Gov. Larry Hogan says Maryland’s heroin crisis is an emergency demanding a major response.
Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh signed an executive order Tuesday declaring a county-wide heroin public health emergency, directing county agencies to use “all best efforts” to eradicate the use of heroin.
A northern Virginia man who prosecutors describe as a major cocaine and heroin dealer in Maryland and beyond has agreed to plead guilty in the case and forfeit $108 million in luxury cars, jewelry and cash.
Maryland’s health department is focusing its battle against heroin overdose deaths by targeting services to people who have survived previous overdoses.
Heroin and fentanyl patches were among the drugs seized in a Glen Burnie bust by police on Monday.
Walgreens, CVS Health, Safeway and other Maryland pharmacies will begin to stock a medication that can save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin or prescription opioids.
Authorities in Frederick County say they pulled nearly 200 grams of heroin out of a toilet drain during a search of a home this week.
A District of Columbia man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after police say he sold heroin to a 16-year-old northern Virginia girl who died.
Baltimore police say they have seized 12 kilograms of heroin and $825,000 in what they are calling an incredible drug bust.