Content Tagged 'Heroin'

Heroin treatment facility expanding to meet need
A Louisville facility that treats drug addicts says it is planning a major expansion to meet a growing need due to the heroin epidemic.
Thera-CHE Family Support Group
A Lexington family is determined to help others after losing a loved one to a heroin overdose this year. The family is starting a group called, Thera-CHE family support group. Video Video
Franklin Co. Sheriff: Three People Arrested In Heroin Bust
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said three people were arrested after deputies found heroin inside two apartments.
New Way To Treat Heroin Overdoses In The Works
A UK professor of pharmacy has made a nasal spray version of the drug Naloxone. Video Video
Mother of 3 Accused of Living in Filth
Officers in Junction City said they placed a mother of three under arrest Wednesday after finding her house in deplorable conditions and evidence of heroin paraphernalia inside.
Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise
A new state report shows more people continue to die from heroin overdoses in Kentucky.
Man Accused of Selling Heroin In Scott & Fayette Counties
A man believed to be living part-time in Detroit and in Lexington is accused of selling heroin in Scott and Fayette Counties.
5 Arrested in Berea Drug Bust
Officers in Berea said when they executed a search warrant at a home Valley Street, they found several jars and plastic bags holding marijuana.
Berea Man Charged In Prescription Pill Bust
The Madison County Sheriff's Department said Andre Williams, 23, of Berea, was charged in connection with a prescription pill bust in his home where the drugs had an estimated street value of $7,000.
Berea Police Make Two Major Drug Busts in One Month
In less than a month, Berea Police said they've made two major drug busts in an effort to keep dangerous narcotics off the street.
Paris Police Arrest A Dozen People In Drug Investigation
Paris Police arrested 12 people following a lengthy drug trafficking investigation.
Prosecutors: Man Admits He Sold Heroin That Led To Overdose Death
Federal prosecutors said a Covington man admitted in court that he sold heroin that led to an overdose death. He could get 20-years to life.
Woodford County Addresses Heroin Problem
Community forum gets large turnout for substance abuse Video Video
Grieving Mother Wants Special Session To Fight Heroin Epidemic
22 people died in Fayette County in 2012 from heroin overdoses. This year, already 13 people have died with 11 more cases pending. Video Video
Complacency, Heroin Use Could Increase HIV Cases
Experts who watch HIV and AIDS cases in Kentucky say the rate of infection may see a rise thanks to complacency and the rise of heroin abuse in the state.
Police: Heroin A Factor in Gas Station Robbery
Georgetown police say heroin has triggered a recent rash of robberies.
Police: Three People Arrested For Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Heroin
The Nicholasville Police Department arrested three men after they recovered thousands of dollars worth of heroin.
KSP: Younger Kids Using Drugs
State Police say they've come across cases where kids as young as middle school-age are being caught with drugs like heroin. Video Video
Daycare Owner Charged with Drug Trafficking
An arrest of four people allegedly involved in trafficking heroin in Madison County includes a woman who is the reported director a daycare, according to officials.
Researcher Says Kentucky Overdose Data Encouraging
Overdoses rose from 2000-2012, but a new UK study finds the number of overdoses leveling off Video Video
Kentucky Continues Fight Against Heroin
Law Enforcement officials continue to make heroin arrests while state lawmakers attempt to pass legislation to help win the battle. Video Video
Kentucky House Panel OKs Anti-Heroin Measure
A Kentucky House panel has cleared a measure aimed at stemming the tide of heroin abuse in the state.
Legally Precedent-Setting Heroin Case In Kentucky
It’s a legal first for Kentucky. A federal jury in Lexington convicted a Clark County man who provided the heroin that led to an overdose death.
Franklin Sheriff: Investigation Leads to Substantial Drug Bust
Franklin County deputies said as a result of their investigation into heroin trafficking, they discovered a massive amount of illegals drugs at one home in Frankfort. Video Video
Report: Fighting Heroin Epidemic Costly
A study of the heroin epidemic in northern Kentucky has found that it will cost at least $16 million over four years to stabilize and reduce usage of the drug.
State Police Conduct Drug Bust at Morehead Hotel
State Police said they received two separate phone calls early Wednesday morning reporting possible drug activity at Morehead's Comfort Inn and Suites on Highway 801.
Heroin Use Reportedly on the Rise in Northern Ky
The good news from the Kentucky Health Issues poll is the misuse of pain relievers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and codeine may be on the decline. The bad news is, heroin use, particularly in northern Kentucky, is on the rise.
Overcoming Addiction
Heroin use in Kentucky has been called an epidemic. Video Video
Study Shows Heroin Overdoses Increasing in Ky
A new report from the Kentucky Injury and Prevention Research Center reveals that while drug overdoses appear to be leveling off, there's been a sharp rise in deaths from heroin use.
KSP: Man Busted For Trafficking Heroin Into Jessamine Co.
State Police arrested a man who troopers said tried to smuggle a large amount of heroin into Jessamine County.
Heroin Dealer Gets 10 Years In Prison
Federal prosecutors said a Newport man was sentenced to 10-years in prison for selling heroin.
Madison Co. Jail Takes Steps To Help Drug-Addicted Inmates, Save Money
Madison County Detention Center is consistently overcrowded, but the jailer hired a nurse to help combat costs from another area: heroin addiction. Video Video
Coroner's Report: Woman Who Collapsed At Lexington Strip Club Had Heroin In Her System
The Fayette County Coroner's Office said Monday that Melissa Kline-Smiley, 37, of Lexington, had heroin and several other drugs in her system when she died in July. Her manner of death still hasn't been determined, according to investigators. Video Video
UNITE: Heroin Moving Into Southern, Eastern KY
Heroin is starting to move into southern and eastern Kentucky, according to the drug task force 'Operation UNITE.'
Meth Lab Found In Madison County
The Madison County Sheriff's Office said they busted a one-stop meth lab on Phelps Road in Richmond.
Danville Police Arrest Two On Heroin Charges
Danville police said they arrested two people as part of an active narcotics investigation Friday morning.
Carroll County Drug Roundup Nets Ten Arrests
State Police said arrest warrants were served on ten people Friday who had been indicted by a Carroll County Grand Jury on charges of trafficking heroin and prescription narcotics.
Heroin Bust In Frankfort
Frankfort Police said a search warrant on Harrodswood Road led to the discovery of 10-grams of heroin and the arrest of Michael Williams, 27, and Lavonte Kimbro, 20, both of Frankfort.
Kentucky Police Chiefs Talking About Heroin
Police chiefs from all over the state are in Lexington for a convention. They will talk about the recent rise of heroin. Video Video
Lexington PD Considers Carrying Heroin Overdose Medication
A drug called Narcan reverses a heroin overdose, and saves lives for $15. The police are considering they should have it in their cars, and if it's legal for them to administer Video Video
Georgetown Man Arrested In Undercover Drug Investigation
State Police said Vontimmias Fields, 28, of Georgetown, was arrested in a Motel in Scott County. Investigators said they found heroin, cocaine, other drugs, cash and a stolen handgun.
Community Agencies Join Forces To Combat Heroin Abuse
Partnerships between law enforcement, the court system, healthcare providers, and recovery support groups to make Lexington safer
Lexington Agencies Join Forces To Battle Heroin Abuse
Police say the heroin sold today is more pure and more lethal than it was in the 60's and 70's Video Video
Addicts Struggle With Heroin As Officials Notice Trend
Lexington police said heroin is a growing trend, and Madison County officials are starting to see it. While they try to deal with the problem, addicts struggle with it. Video Video
State Police Make Heroin Bust In Scott County
State Police said a search warrant in the middle of the night at the Georgetown Knights Inn Hotel on Paris Pike led to the arrest of Justin C. Wills, 27, of Cynthiana. Investigators said they seized heroin, drug paraphernalia and cash.
Task Force Fights Heroin In Fayette County
Nine people have died from heroin overdose in Fayette County since January 1, 2013, according to Fayette County Gary Ginn, and they are investigating two other cases for heroin overdose. Video Video
Police: Walmart Workers Find Heroin In Store
Officers say employees told them they found a container full of filled balloons inside a dressing room just after a woman left the stall.
Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin That Resulted In Death
A Pulaski County man admitted in federal court that he sold heroin to a man who died after using the drug.
Accused Heroin Dealer Faces Charges Connected To Overdose Death
A Winchester man made his first appearance in federal court Friday after being accused of dealing heroin to a person who died of an overdose, according to prosecutors.
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