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.
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.
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.
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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