Tag Archives: Heroin

A Reminder as New Hampshire Grows Its Addiction Bureaucracy

Read this book before it is too late. (Or read it again.) Theodore Dalrymple believes that almost everything people know about opiate addiction is wrong. Most flawed of all is the notion that addicts are in touch with profound mysteries … Continue reading

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‘It’s Raining Needles’: Discarded Syringes From Heroin Crisis Creating Public Health Threat

In cleaning up trash along the Merrimack River, Morrison and his crew have encountered hundreds of needles throughout abandoned homeless encampments along the river, as well as among the debris that accumulates in booms. He decided to collect the needles and display them … Continue reading

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2 men plead guilty to drug trafficking charges

Two New Hampshire men have pleaded guilty to federal charges of trafficking heroin and cocaine. Court documents say a state trooper saw 34-year-old Jason Brewer committing multiple motor vehicle violations while driving on Interstate 95 near the Hampton tolls in … Continue reading

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Former NH school official facing drug charges misses court

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge says he’s concerned a former dean of students at a New Hampshire high school charged with drug possession was lying after she didn’t show up for jury selection for her trial. Rekha Luther was … Continue reading

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Democrat Senate Dist. 16 Candidate Kevin Cavanaugh’s “Drug Problem”

On July 25th voters in New Hampshire State Senate District 16, will go the polls in a special election. The Democrat in that race is Manchester Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Cavanaugh.  Kevbo is on record in support of making Manchester a … Continue reading

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Woman in teen overdose death pleads guilty to conspiracy

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The third of three people charged in connection with the fentanyl overdose death of a 17-year-old New Hampshire girl in 2015 has pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge. In a plea agreement, 32-year-old Leslie Aberle, … Continue reading

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NH Medical Examiner releases 2017 drug-related death statistics

CONCORD — Is heroin the problem? NH1 examines the Chief Medical Examiner’s statistics for New Hampshire’s drug overdose deaths in 2016 and 2017. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner published a report Wednesday on the drug-related deaths over the … Continue reading

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Laconia Sees Spike In Overdoses, Use Of Narcan

Laconia firefighters say they’ve seen a spike in the number of drug overdoses and use of the overdose antidote Narcan in the last five weeks compared to the same time last year. Assistant Fire Chief Kirk Beattie says “the numbers … Continue reading

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Officials: June had highest number of overdose cases in 2017

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say they’ve responded to more overdoses in June than any other month in 2017 so far, with a total of 117 suspected overdoses reported. American Medical Response says 92 of the 117 June … Continue reading

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Jail Guards Caught Smuggling in Heroin, Impersonating Cops, Preventing Mail Delivery

Chris Brackett, the head of the jail in Dover, New Hampshire decided to impose a policy of obstructing all inmate mail. No more letters from the outside world. An article published by the Portsmouth Herald cites recent inmate overdoses as the … Continue reading

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