Drugs

Hartford Police Department via AP

In a report released on Monday, the state medical examiner found that the synthetic opioid fentanyl is killing more and more people in Connecticut.

Doctors Warn Of Growing Prescription Drug-Opioid Mix

Aug 3, 2017
Rick Bowmer / AP

Two non-narcotic painkillers prescribed by doctors as an alternative to opioids are now being illegally sold on Long Island’s streets.

Dimitris Kalogeropoylos / Flickr

Federal authorities have made their first arrest in Connecticut related to the possession of carfentanil, the opioid that is said to be 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl.

Arrests Made After Rash Of Overdoses On Long Island

Jun 8, 2017
Debora Cartagena / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long Island authorities have made several arrests and seized about 700 grams of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl after a sudden spike in drug overdoses this past weekend.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

The number of prescription for opioids filled on Long Island has dropped amid state efforts to curb the opioid crisis. But more Long Islanders now turn to illegal drugs such as heroin.     

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