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On the left, Kel-Mae Hephill is given CPR by a bystander following a heroin overdose in February. On the right, a smiling, recovering Kel-Mae. (Left, screenshot via YouTube; Right, photo courtesy of Kelly Hemphill)
On the left, Kel-Mae Hephill is given CPR by a bystander following a heroin overdose in February. On the right, a smiling, recovering Kel-Mae. (Left, screenshot via YouTube; Right, photo courtesy of Kelly Hemphill)
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Mom: NJ woman, seen nearly dead on heroin, got the wakeup call she needed

Kelly Hemphill had no idea her daughter's heroin problem had gotten so bad until she saw a video of the 25-year-old's lifeless body being revived on the side of the road.

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NJ’s heroin, opioid problem targeted with HOPE Initiative

New Jersey lawmakers are hoping the state's heroin and opioid addiction epidemic will settle down if the right tools are at work.

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Burlington kin charged with dealing heroin in south Ocean County

A Burlington County dad, brother and son are accused of organizing as a team to pump heroin into southern Ocean County.

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Monmouth pair face heroin charges in Stafford

It was a routine service call for a stalled car in Stafford Township, until police took a closer look. Now, two Monmouth women face a litany of charges, led by drug possession.

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A drug more powerful than heroin, but with less severe penalties

Federal drug officials have said the prescription opioid known as fentanyl has the potential to be 50 times more powerful than heroin. But here in New Jersey, the penalties for manufacturing and dispensing fentanyl is different than those associated with heroin. A new bill in Trenton aims to change that.

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WATCH: NJ police revive heroin overdose victim in dramatic video

The familiar scenario has played out numerous times in recent years, only this time it was caught on video: police administered Narcan to revive a pale, breathless victim of New Jersey's ongoing heroin epidemic.

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Toms River woman charged in heroin raid

Winteringham Viilage, the Toms River housing complex where a teen was shot in January, is the site of a heroin arrest following a month-long drug-distribution probe focusing on a specific dwelling, according to township police.

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Driver who hit cop was drugged, say Monmouth investigators

The driver whose car ran down and injured a West Long Branch police officer directing traffic last November allegedly had heroin and marijuana in his system at the time, say Monmouth County authorities who filed charges Tuesday.

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43 bricks of heroin seized in Toms River

More than 43 bricks of heroin - equivalent to a couple of thousand wax folds - are confiscated in Toms River, and two Berkeley Township men are under arrest, according to township police.

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Will NJ’s heroin epidemic lead to more cases of HIV?

There's concern among medical professionals and public health advocates that the increase in heroin users in New Jersey could lead to an increase in HIV cases from sharing contaminated needles.

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