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Charges Filed Against 4 People In 3 Drug Overdose Deaths

The overdoses involved heroin, fentanyl and Vicodin, another powerful painkiller.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2015

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Michigan Woman’s Estate Gets $3M In Overdose Death

A judge has awarded a $3 million settlement to the estate of a woman who died of a narcotics overdose while undergoing physical rehabilitation at a facility in metro Detroit.


Heroin Use Up 300 Percent In Oakland County

Having seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases involving heroin, the Oakland County Sheriff’s office will be teaming up in the coming week with other law enforcement agencies to host a seminar aimed at educating the public on the dangers to teens.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2014

Heroin Use Up 300 Percent In Oakland County

Bouchard says heroin use often begins as a replacement for prescription drug abuse.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2014

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Man Faces Prison After Putting Friend’s Body In Trash

The 35-year-old said he put his friend’s body in a large trash bin after the man died of an apparent drug overdose.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2014

Monroe County In Grip Of Deadly Heroin ‘Epidemic’

Monroe County health officials are calling it an “epidemic” — the proliferation of fatal heroin overdoses that continue to claim young lives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2013

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Rash Of Heroin Overdoses Leave 1 Dead, 7 Hospitalized

A local mom says her two children’s heroin addiction has cost her her home, all her belongings and her family.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2013

Drug Overdose Killed Man Found In Ticketed Pickup

Police say a 26-year-old man whose body was found two months ago inside a twice-ticketed pickup truck on a Kalamazoo street died of a heroin overdose.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2013

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CDC: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses At Epidemic Levels

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2011

Man Dies After Night Of Sex, Drugs At Police Chaplain’s Home

A volunteer chaplain at the Ferndale police department has been relieved of his duties after a man died at his home of a drug overdose.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2011