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Albion Cross man earns jail time for drug charges
Kenneth George Blackett, age 48, of Albion Cross has been sentenced to a total of 15 months in jail for drug-related offences. Blackett was charged with trafficking in a controlled drug after a quantity of hydromorphone , oxycodone and drug paraphernalia were seized during a search of his residence conducted by the Kings District Street Level Drug Unit on Dec. 19, 2013.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Painkillers, sedatives biggest threat when kids get into medicine chest
When kids under age six are hospitalized for accidentally taking prescription medications, in many cases they've gotten hold of narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives, according to a new study. "All medications should be kept out of the reach and sight of young children," said lead author Maribeth C. Lovegrove of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Spirit of Jefferson Advocate
West Virginia pharmacy head faces additional charges
The indictment filed recently in U.S. District Court in Huntington charges 36-year-old Kofi Ohene Agyekum with distributing or conspiring to distribute oxycodone and hydromorphone pills and 36 counts of money laundering. He had been arrested last month on a charge of trying to evade federal cash reporting requirements.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
The London Free Press
Hid drugs in body cavity, court told
An experienced drug dealer who stored goods, including cocaine and heroin, in his rectum, was jailed for 10 years following sentencing in Sarnia Superior Court. Jeffrey Michael Poirier, 39, of Sarnia, was convicted following a May trial of the Dec. 6, 2012 possession of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine for trafficking and possession of hydromorphone but sentencing was delayed until Wednesday.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Marin physician indicted on federal drug charges
A suspended physician who lives in Corte Madera was arraigned Tuesday on a federal indictment charging him with illegally prescribing prescription painkillers. Michael Roger Chiarottino, 66, is free on $75,000 bail.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
New pain-pill regs likely soon to deepen Cobb's heroin epidemic
COBB is deep in the throes of a heroin epidemic - and it's about to get worse, predicts the head of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Northwest Florida Daily News
Man facing drug charges after allegedly hitting trash can
A 32-year-old Niceville man was arrested for allegedly having drugs in his vehicle after a homeowner reported that a vehicle crashed into his garbage cans.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Addiction Fear Keeps Many Cancer Patients in Pain: Study
Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Woman arrested in Operation Clean Sweep jailed for drug trafficking
A 22-year-old Charlottetown woman was sentenced Wednesday in provincial court to serve eight months in the provincial correctional centre for trafficking in hydromorphone.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Acura Pharmaceuticals Receives Grant From National Institutes of...
The Grant is based on a proposal submitted by the Company to advance the development of a self-regulating hydromorphone tablet intended to deter abuse by excess oral consumption of the tablets.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
The Chronicle Herald
Dartmouth drug raids net three men
At 6 p.m., they took a warrant to an apartment in the 100 block of Primrose Street.
A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic
You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Given a Third Chance, Probation is Revoked and Remainder of Prison Sentence Imposed
Curt Bolin, 25, of Wabash, appeared in Marshall Superior Court No. 1 to face several allegations of violating his probation.