heroin

February 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Announces County Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

Montgomery County has filed its suit against opioid manufacturers, an effort to get the pharmaceutical companies to change how they market the painkillers and report suspicious sales. “To understand the magnitude of our challenge, all you have to do is simply ask our first responders, fire and rescue and police, ask our front-line personnel in […]

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February 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Firearms Charges

A 42-year-old Takoma Park man pleaded guilty to heroin and firearms charges in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel has scheduled the sentencing for April 5. According to the plea agreement, Stanley Eugene Green Jr. and others sold and possessed heroin […]

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October 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Crowel: County Needs To Chart Middle Ground in Opioid Crisis (VIDEO)

Montgomery County needs to start a conversation about the next steps in combating the opioid epidemic, a conversation that includes needle exchanges and “safe houses” where addicts can take drugs under supervision. The comment comes from the point person on the opioid epidemic in the county health department. Dr. Raymond Crowel said he knew the […]

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August 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Hoggle Case: It’s been almost three years since siblings Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) Hoggle disappeared from their Clarksburg home in Sept. of 2014. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, is the last known person to have seen them, and […]

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August 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Data Show Opioid Crisis Continues in Montgomery, Maryland

New data from the state health department show the opioid crisis continues in Montgomery County and Maryland. In the first quarter of 2017, Montgomery County had 27 overdose deaths compared with 21 in the same period in 2016, the Maryland Department of Health reported. Across the state, 550 overdoses were recorded in the first quarter, […]

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July 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Meet the Media: Council President Roger Berliner meets with reporters at 11:30 a.m. 2. County Agenda: The County Council’s Public Safety and Health and Human Services committee meet at 10:45 a.m. to receive an update on heroin, opioid and Narcan use in […]

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June 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Police Report Two Heroin-Related Arrests in Latest Crime Summary

Rockville city police had two heroin-related arrests, according to the latest city police crime summary. The first was between 12:43 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 19 in the 200 block of West Gude Drive. A 23-year-old woman was arrested for two counts of second-degree assault on a police officer, obstructing and hindering a police investigation, […]

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May 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Hotel Pool Bill: The Montgomery County Council meets today and one of the items on the agenda is the introduction of a bill that would exempt area hotels from having a lifeguard on duty at the pool. 2. A Legend: Legendary high […]

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April 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

ATF, Local Police Arrest Man with Cash, Guns, Heroin Laced with Fentanyl

Officers from Takoma Park police, Montgomery County police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested a man and seized three handguns, $37,000, drug-packaging material as well as narcotics suspected to be heroin laced with fentanyl, a Takoma Park police statement said Thursday. The arrest was part of a multiagency undercover investigation that […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 25, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Opioid Crisis: Maryland officials are warning residents about a carfentanil threat after three deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties. 2. Westbard Rally: Members of the Macedonia Baptist Church are planning to demonstrate at 10 a.m. at the County Executive Office building to […]

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