Heroin

HEROIN 181ST STREET SUBWAY
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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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NYPD Car
Dreamstime
June 07, 2018 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is touting several big arrests over the last couple of days. There were three year-long cases. one was called Operation Triple Play, another was called Operation Southern Steel, and the third was called Operation Wild Side. More than 40 of the most violent...
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Drug syringe and cooked heroin on spoon
Dreamstime
May 10, 2018 - 9:18 am
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- Long Island has an enormous problem with opiate and heroin addiction -- which is not only life threatening to the addict, but can be a real threat to their family as well. A conference on Long Island on Friday, will deal with that aspect of the epidemic. Anyone who has...
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Drug syringe and cooked heroin on spoon
Dreamstime
May 04, 2018 - 8:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday threw his support behind a plan to open supervised injection sites for illegal drug users as part of a pioneering yet controversial effort to combat fatal overdoses. NYC safe injection site report #1010WINS https://t.co/M2DZjBTZMA — Juliet...
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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via AP
May 01, 2018 - 5:30 pm
A veterinarian accused of implanting liquid heroin in puppies for a Colombian drug trafficking ring has pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges.
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