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Police Allow Heroin Addicts To Turn In Drugs Without Arrest If They Seek Treatment

BOSTON (CBS Atlanta/AP) — Heroin users seeking help for their addiction won’t be arrested if they turn over their drugs and needles to police under a unique policy launched Monday in the Massachusetts city of […]


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Authorities Seize Meth, Heroin Packaged As Mexican Candy

Federal authorities say they’ve seized methamphetamine and heroin that was packaged to look like Mexican candy.


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CDC: Heroin Deaths Shifting To Young, White Midwest Users

The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.


Alix Tichelman is being investigated in the heroin overdose death of Google executive Forrest Hayes on his Yacht in November. (Photo: Santa Cruz Police Dept.)

High-Priced Prostitute Linked To Atlanta Club Owner’s Death

Police are re-examining the death of Masquerade owner Dean Riopelle after his former girlfriend was charged with manslaughter in the fatal overdose death of a Google executive.



Record Heroin Bust In Gwinnett County

DULUTH – (WAOK/AJC) – Gwinnett county law enforcement along with federal authorities say they’ve made a record heroin bust,  and crushed a known drug trafficking cartel.  Agents made the bust early Thursday at a home […]


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Former Airport Worker Pleads Guilty In Drug Plot

A former Atlanta airport worker has pleaded guilty in a plot to smuggle drugs into the U.S.


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Opium Plants Seized In Winder

WINDER, Ga. (AP) — Winder Police have seized about 900 opium plants at a home after responding to a report of a hit-and-run accident. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports (http://bit.ly/IQAFgi) witnesses gave police a tag number and […]


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Airport Workers Accused of Smuggling $500G Worth Of Heroin, Meth Into Country

Federal authorities say three airport workers are accused of trying to bring heroin and methamphetamine into the U.S. on a commercial jet.