drugs

October 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Oct. 28

Montgomery County residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, a day set aside as the 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Residents are encouraged to bring in medications containing controlled substances but will accept any medications brought for disposal. All sites will […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Police Crime Summary for Week Ending May 21

Arrests On May 14 at 12:13 a.m., a 23-year-old man was arrested for possession of CDS-amphetamines, after an incident that occurred in the unit block of Maryland Avenue. On May 21 at 10:54 p.m., a 56-year-old woman was arrested for first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary and second-degree assault after an incident that occurred in the […]

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May 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Headlines Community Forum About Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy is the featured speaker of a community forum titled, “Challenges and Solutions to Mental Health and Substance Abuse,” that is scheduled from 6 -8 p.m. tonight at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. According to a news release, McCarthy will discuss the decriminalization of mental health and substance […]

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May 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bullying and Depression Are Concerns Expressed by Students During Town Hall

“I would like her to be involved in what’s going on to get active with her peers and get involved in what’s going on around the County,” said parent Faith Gill. Like Gill’s daughter, dozens of students from across the county gathered at Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Wednesday evening for a youth town […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Heroin: “The Quiet Epidemic” in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

County Cable Montgomery has produced a 30-minute video report about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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August 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide in Burtonsville

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man that occurred Tuesday night in Burtonsville as a homicide. According to police,  an assault call was dispatched shortly before 10:30 p.m. at a residence in the 4500 block of Sandy Spring Road. According to police, first responders entered the residence and located 22-year-old Syed […]

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces $3 Million to Fight State’s Heroin Epidemic

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced that his administration is providing $3 million in state grants to help eradicate the heroin epidemic in Maryland, including $35,000 for a heroin coordinator at the Montgomery County Police Department. According to a news release, a total of $931,371 will go toward funding a heroin coordinator in law enforcement […]

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April 25, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Police Department to Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Event on April 30 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department is scheduled to hold a Prescription Drug Take-Back event on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at multiple locations across the County. This is an opportunity to to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by allowing residents the chance to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and […]

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April 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

BioTech Forum Focuses on Growing the Industry in DMV Region (VIDEO)

The 2016 Regional BioTech Forum was held this week at MedImmune in Gaithersburg, and the talk of the two-day meeting was the importance of growing the sector. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Pleased to meet Leaders of Tomorrow at #biotechforum16 #NIH pic.twitter.com/JOjQZ1GIOu — Francis S. Collins (@NIHDirector) April 19, 2016 Dr. Collins @NIHDirector @NIH, on exceptional […]

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December 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan: “Heroin Highway is Unacceptable” (VIDEO)

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 […]

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