heroin deaths

December 12, 2014 | Sonya Burke

John McCarthy: Exploding Heroin Problem in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, State’s Attorney John McCarthy talks about the exploding heroin problem in the state of Maryland and in Montgomery County in particular. “We had five heroin, suspected heroin overdose deaths in Montgomery County alone last week. We had 18 deaths last year, this is a growing problem,” said McCarthy. “We have […]

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January 31, 2014 | Staff Writer

MD Reports Increase in Heroin Overdose Deaths

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) announced on Jan. 31, that Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is reporting an increase in the number of deaths linked to a potent and deadly batch of heroin that is tainted with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. According to OCME data, between September […]

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November 4, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Heroin Overdose Deaths (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews talks about the recent spike in heroin overdose deaths in Montgomery County:

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