Heroin

Heroin seized as part of an investigation on Long Island.
Nassau County DA
March 21, 2019 - 1:05 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- Over a dozen people have been indicted in connection with an alleged heroin ring being run out of a cerebral palsy center. The Nassau County DA says search warrants turned up more than a kilogram of heroin, 192 grams of cocaine, a gun, 22 lbs of marijuana, and $220,000...
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File image of a yellow school bus.
Dreamstime
February 20, 2019 - 3:02 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A school bus carrying special needs kids crashed Wednesday, afternoon near 14th Ave and Jones Street in Newark. RELATED: Man charged with firing on school bus, wounding driver | Multiple students injured in Colorado school bus crash | Driver in fatal New Jersey school...
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Antonella Barba
(AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
February 13, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A recently unsealed court document says a former contestant on both "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" worked as a courier for a drug ring and was trying to deliver nearly 2 pounds (830 grams) of fentanyl when she was arrested last year. RELATED: Reality show doc, woman charged...
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Essex County Corrections Unit
January 31, 2019 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Comedian Artie Lange was remanded to an Essex County, N.J. jail Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance, and he will remain there before heading to a rehab facility, his spokespeople confirmed. "Excuse any show advertisements.. starting today, Artie will be...
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HEROIN 181ST STREET SUBWAY
Spencer Platt/Getty Images/1010 WINS
January 08, 2019 - 8:11 am
A 1 line station in Upper Manhattan has become a junkyard for junkies, riders say.
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FDNY
Dreamstime
November 17, 2018 - 2:38 pm
Good Samaritans saved the life of an FDNY firefighter who overdosed on heroin while sitting in his car on a residential street on Staten Island, police say.
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 Stash of heroin drugs on table in transparent bags with money in piles
Dreamstime
September 25, 2018 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Scientists say the roots of addiction may be connected to an ancient retro-virus that pre-dates humans. Researchers say drug users they studied were three times more likely than the general population to have remnants of the HK2 virus within a particular gene in their DNA...
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Anthony Legette is a accused of selling laced heroin that led to an overdose death.
Nassau County DA
August 23, 2018 - 11:03 am
MASSAPEQUA, NY (1010 WINS) -- An alleged drug dealer has been arrested in connection with a fatal overdose in Nassau County. Police say Anthony Legette recently sold a deadly mixture of heroin and fentanyl to a Massapequa man. Investigators believe the 28-year-old, who is from East Patchogue, is...
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Customs agents say they caught a U.S. citizen trying to sneak 9-lbs of heroin through JFK.
U.S. Customs
July 18, 2018 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Authorities are crowing about a heroin bust at Kennedy Airport. They say the dope was hidden in egg shaped packages that looked like cooked chickens. Authorities say Emmas Soriano, a U.S. citizen, arrived on a flight from Mexico with the drugs and was caught when customs...
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New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Office
June 07, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Two men were charged Thursday in a plot to smuggle roughly $3 million worth of heroin from Chicago to New York City inside tomato boxes.
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