Maryland Heroin Task Force Releases Final RecommendationsA Maryland task force on addressing rising heroin overdose deaths released 33 recommendations in its final report on Tuesday, including legislation to authorize needle-exchange programs in any county.
Virginia Joins Task Force to Combat Heroin DistributionAttorney General Mark Herring says Virginia has joined a seven-state task force to combat heroin distribution and overdose deaths.
24 Heroin Dealers Indicted in Undercover Annapolis StingA six-month investigation in Annapolis is resulting in 24 heroin dealers being taken off the streets.
Hogan Administration Details $2M in Spending to Fight HeroinAs Maryland officials divide up a little more than $2 million to fight heroin addiction, roughly half the money will go toward restoring a Chestertown treatment center and creating an overdose survivor program in Baltimore.
Study: 91 Percent Of Homeless People Have Mental Health IssuesMore homeless women are dependent on heroin and cocaine than men, new research suggests.
Baltimore Releases Action Plan to Attack Heroin EpidemicAfter more than 8 months of work, the Mayor's Heroin Treatment and Prevention Task Force has issued its final report.
Fentanyl-Related Deaths Up 178 Percent in BaltimoreHealth officials are warning Baltimore residents that drug overdose deaths linked to a highly potent chemical commonly used to lace heroin are up 178 percent from last year.
Veterinarian Wanted By US Arrested For Allegedly Trafficking Heroin In PuppiesSpanish police have arrested a Venezuelan veterinarian wanted by the U.S. for allegedly trafficking heroin by implanting it in puppies.
Maryland Funds Anti-Opiate Injections at 8 County JailsThe state of Maryland is awarding $500,000 to eight counties to inject pre-release jail inmates with a drug that blocks the euphoric effects of heroin.
Man Who Had $10M Worth of Heroin in Home SentencedA man who prosecutors say had $10 million worth of heroin and more than $800,000 in cash stashed in his Baltimore home has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
Maryland Addressing Heroin OD Problem on Multiple FrontsMaryland'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.
Hogan Outlines Plan to Fight Surge in Fatal Heroin OverdosesGov. Larry Hogan says Maryland's heroin crisis is an emergency demanding a major response.
Heroin Public Health Emergency Declared in Anne Arundel CountyAnne 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.
'Major Drug Dealer' Pleads Guilty, Faces Life in PrisonA 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.
Md. Examines Heroin Overdose RecordsMaryland's health department is focusing its battle against heroin overdose deaths by targeting services to people who have survived previous overdoses.