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FBI makes arrest in Lakewood during drug bust
FBI makes arrest in Lakewood during drug bust (TheLakewoodScoop.com)
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Heroin, Cocaine Network Busted

New Jersey residents make up the bulk of 21 alleged members and suppliers charged in connection with a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin and cocaine in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

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Holder Testifies Before Senate Hearing On Reform Of Gov't Surveillance Programs
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Holder Endorses Proposed Drug Sentencing Changes

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.

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NJ Drug Suppliers Moving to the Suburbs [AUDIO]

For decades New Jersey drug dealers were usually found in urban areas, because that's where most of their customers were, but that is no longer the case.

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Holder: Heroin an ‘Urgent’ Health Crisis

Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent public health crisis" and says first responders should carry with them an antidote to reverse the effects of an overdose.

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NJ Kids Ineligible for Drug Court Program [AUDIO]

Despite the heroin epidemic gripping the Garden State, juveniles are not currently eligible for New Jersey's drug court program, which offers supervised rehabilitation instead of jail time.

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Are You Handing Out Prescription Painkillers? [AUDIO]

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds most people who abuse prescription painkillers are getting them for free from friends and relatives, not rogue doctors or the black market.

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(Caption: Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Drug to Counter Heroin Overdose Available to Public [AUDIO]

A drug that can reverse a heroin overdose is closer to being in the hands of Ocean County police officers, but law enforcement won't be the only ones with access to it.

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Should Health Insurance Pay For Heroin Addicts? [POLL]

I read this article today about heroin addicts who want help often coming up against denials from health insurance companies. In one given example, a man addicted to heroin genuinely wanted to stop and his doctor recommended an in-patient 10 day treatment program with medications, therapies and learning social skills to stay clean upon getting out.

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Laced Heroin Causing Fatal Overdoses in East

Authorities say more than 80 people have died this year due to an increase in heroin laced with a powerful prescription drug.

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Heroin Use Soars in New Jersey [AUDIO]

Heroin use is on the rise in the Garden State, and the apparent overdose and death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has brought the issue into the spotlight once again.

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