Heroin Use on the Rise In Montgomery County (VIDEO)
As the Maryland General Assembly heads into session in Annapolis Jan. 14, Governor-elect Larry Hogan has said he plans to put resources statewide into battling what he has called a “heroin epidemic.”
Montgomery County Police Capt. Darren Francke spoke to MyMCMedia about the incidences of heroin use in Montgomery County. Francke said the county is experiencing an “uptick” in the number of suspected heroin overdoses in the county over the past two-and-a-half months. Francke said he would like to see the General Assembly in Maryland enact a law that would mimic a federal controlled dangerous substance distribution charge that comes with an enhanced penalty when that distribution leads to death.
He talks about the legislation in this MyMCMedia Extra.
Francke said he’s hoping to eliminate scenes like this one in Wheaton he described seeing recently to MyMCMedia where two heroin users overdosed and died.
Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Mariana Cordier, Robert Hill, Greg Wims and Charlotte Davis. Topics discussed this week include Obama immigration reform cases currently before the Supreme Court, the heroin epidemic affecting our yourth, hunger in Montgomery County and state funding for Rural Maryland Council initiatives. You […]
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited Washington County on Tuesday to announce two grants to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Hogan said the state is awarding over $90,000 to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and $125,000 to the Maryland State Police Department to identify and prosecute drug traffickers, particularly on Interstate 81, which, he […]
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined with members of the The Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, elected officials, law enforcement, and substance abuse advocates for the sixth regional summit to address Maryland’s growing heroin crisis. The summit was held in Silver Spring at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. The Heroin and Opioid Emergency […]
Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said he’s hoping to see a change in the Good Samaritan law that will encourage people to report illegal drug overdoses without fear of prosecution. Related:
Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy talks about the effort to get more state funding for heroin addiction treatment in Montgomery County. Related:
As the use of heroin increases statewide, Phil Andrews, director of crime prevention initiatives with the Office of the State’s Attorney, talks about the epidemic.
In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, an addiction counselor at the Avery Road Treatment Center said many of her patients have overdosed more than once before seeking treatment. Take a look: For more coverage of the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, see below: Related:
In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, an addiction counselor at the Avery Road Treatment Center explains how heroin patients are treated to prevent relapsing. Take a look: You can find more coverage about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, below: Related:
In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Clinical Coordinator Debra Lezama describes the heroin addicted patients she is seeing at the Avery Road Treatment Center. Take a look: Related:
In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Clinical Coordinator Debra Lezama of the Avery Road Treatment Center talks about a new program aimed at helping young people with recovery. Take a look: For more coverage of the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, see below: Related: