Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent public health crisis” and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.
A woman and her daughter have been convicted of smuggling kilograms of heroin into the U.S. from Guatemala.
The son of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has been charged with breaking into a home and four cars after allegedly using heroin.
A Vienna man who admitted letting a teenage girl die from a heroin overdose rather than seeking help and then dumping her body has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.
A bar in Washington is paying tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman with a movie marathon.
Police in Anne Arundel County say they found drugs and a rare “pen gun” during a raid on a Glen Burnie hotel room.
Democratic congressman Steve Cohen invoked the recent death of famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to make a point about how certain drugs are more harmful than others.
News of the death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose seemed like an echo from the past, a blurry memory of a dangerous drug that dwelled in some dark recess of American culture.
Maryland’s medical examiner says there have been at least 37 deaths since September in the state from a batch of heroin that is tainted with fentanyl.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested 27 people from four states on drug-related charges, mostly involving heroin.