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Drug addiction: What are the signs?

As New Jersey continues to see a high rate of heroin-related deaths among young people, many parents seem to be ignorant of the epidemic, or perhaps in complete denial about their own child's drug use.

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NJ’s heroin epidemic is ‘spiraling out of control’

Last year there were 781 heroin-related deaths in the Garden State, and the scourge shows no sign of letting up.

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Detective Loading Pills for Transportation to Burn Site
Detective Loading Pills for Transportation to Burn Site (Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Thousands of Pounds of Prescription Pills Destroyed

Ocean County's prescription drug drop-off program has taken thousands of pounds of pills out of circulation so far this year.

The Prosecutor's Office says Project Medicine Drop has collected and destroyed 5,400 lbs

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Enzo Pena (Courtesy: Ocean County Jail)
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Ocean County Drug King Pin Sentenced

The leader of a drug ring that employed at least five juveniles in Stafford Township will spend up to 30 years in state prison.

The Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network charge - also called the King Pin charge - means Enzo Pena, 29, of Mays Landing, will be ineligible for parole for at least 10 years.Â

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Poster showing those arrested in Operation Family Tides
Poster showing those arrested in Operation Family Tides (Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)
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14 Arrested in Bayshore Bust

14 people were arrested and warrants have been issued for four others in connection to an alleged drug trafficking ring in the Bayshore area of Monmouth County.

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Massive Bill Package Aimed at Heroin Epidemic

Lawmakers and law enforcement are joining forces to combat New Jersey's ongoing epidemic of heroin and opiate abuse.

At a roundtable discussion at the Ocean County Health Department last week, State Senator Bob Singer (R-30) said the 21-bill package being presented to state lawmakers is a big job, but it has to be done

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Get Your “GAME” on in the War on Drugs

The Ocean County Health Department is taking a unique approach in the fight to keep kids off drugs.

The "GAME" (Growing Children/Adolescent Minds Everywhere) Program provides sponsorships for youth sports teams who participate in a one-hour substance abuse prevention workshop.  It's a pilot program open to the first 40 teams who sign up, and

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U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman speaks during a press conference on May 7.
(David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ) U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman speaks during a press conference on May 7.
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Teaming Up to Fight Drug Gangs in NJ [AUDIO]

A total of 22 people are facing charges in what's being described as the biggest drug bust in Camden in a decade.

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Synthetic Drugs Still Posing Threat [AUDIO]

On the same day of a national crackdown that hit more than half of the United States, New Jersey's top drug law enforcers pointed to the continued threat of synthetic drugs in the Garden State.

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Another Drug to Be Worried About [AUDIO]

Heroin isn't the only drug of concern in Ocean County. Though not as widespread, "N-Bomb" or "25i" is similar to LSD and is tremendously dangerous, according to prosecutor's office spokesman Al Della Fave.

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