18 Indicted In Major Drug Ring On Long Island

Jun 27, 2019
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Eighteen people were indicted for their roles in a large cocaine and heroin ring on Long Island. Suffolk County investigators consider four of them to be major drug traffickers.

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A Southold, Long Island, man who allegedly took part in an international drug smuggling ring in the 1970s, pleaded guilty in federal court this week to drug charges.

19 Indicted In Drug Bust On Long Island

Nov 9, 2018
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Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini announced the indictments of 19 people, who he says are members of a major narcotics distribution ring on Long Island and in New York City.

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The Shelter Island School District on Long Island is the first in the country to use the DARE program’s newest curriculum to tackle the opioid crisis.

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Connecticut's chief medical examiner says fentanyl-related overdose deaths in the state are set to increase 9 percent compared to last year.

Dr. James Gill released overdose figures for the first six months of the year on Thursday.  

The report shows a 15 percent drop in heroin overdose deaths and a rise in fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that’s 50 times more powerful than heroin.

There were 370 accidental deaths from January to June involving fentanyl. If that rate continues, there will be 740 such deaths this year.