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So far this year, the Will County Coroner's office has reported 37 overdose deaths related to heroin, fentanyl and related opiates, out of a total of 54 accidental overdoses.
In 2015, two people pleaded guilty to dropping 28 pounds (62 kilograms) of heroin from a drone in the border town of Calexico, California.
With heroin and opioid overdose deaths increasing, urgency to restore Jefferson County's family drug court was growing.
Northern Kentucky leaders have pleaded for more treatment beds as the death toll from heroin and opioids mounts.
Perhaps the most egregious case today is America’s opioid epidemic, which in 2015 killed 16,000 people from overdoses of prescription drugs, in essence legalised heroin sold as painkillers.
A study reported last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests opioid prescribing policies may reduce heroin overdose deaths.
At trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Nere had given Taylor heroin and cocaine late on the evening on June 28, 2012, while Taylor was at her mother's apartment in Wheaton.
There are also other factors putting stress on the drug traffickers, like the legalization of marijuana in some U.S. states, which destabilized drug profits and forced some organizations to rely heavily on heroin smuggling.
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Origin and Etymology of heroin
First Known Use: 1898See Words from the same year
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: a powerful illegal drug that is made from morphine
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