The overdoses involved heroin, fentanyl and Vicodin, another powerful painkiller.
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.
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.
Bouchard says heroin use often begins as a replacement for prescription drug abuse.
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.
Monroe County health officials are calling it an “epidemic” — the proliferation of fatal heroin overdoses that continue to claim young lives.
A local mom says her two children’s heroin addiction has cost her her home, all her belongings and her family.
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.
CDC Director Thomas Frieden said overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.
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.