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Two Arrested for Heroin Trafficking

| March 7, 2014

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announces the arrests of two people in Ellsworth for Class B Trafficking in Heroin and Violating Conditions of Release after conducting an investigation into the illegal distribution of Heroin in the greater Ellsworth area. Arrested were;                         Justin Pinkham 24, of Ellsworth, Maine                         Logan Hanson 23, of Ellsworth, Maine […]

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Overdose Antidote

| February 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Maine legislative committee has endorsed a bill that seeks to expand access to a drug which counteracts the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers to prevent overdoses. In a 7-4 vote, the Democratic-controlled Health and Human Services Committee supported the bill backed by Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon of Freeport that […]

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Overdose Antidote

| February 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Maine legislative panel is examining a bill that seeks to increase access to a drug that counteracts the effects of heroin and other opiates to prevent overdoses. The bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon of Freeport would allow health care professionals to prescribe the naloxone, the generic form of […]

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Heroin – Oxycodone Arrests

| February 7, 2014

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says four people were arrested in overnight raids in Bangor and Dedham.  Seized were heroin, oxycodone and over $13,000.  The drugs originated from New York and were due to be sold in Penobscot and Hancock counties. MDEA agents, assisted by Bangor Police and Homeland Security Investigation Agents Thursday night searched the […]

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Heroin Deaths on the Rise

| January 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Attorney General Janet Mills says heroin use is on the rise, partly because of regulations restricting prescriptions for oxycodone and regulations requiring tamper-resistant packaging of prescription opioids. Just as in Vermont, heroin abuse has grown in Maine, with 28 people in the state dying from an overdose in 2012. Mills said the […]

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