Heroin

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Sheriff: 1 Dead As 11 People Overdose In Central Florida

Police are investigating at least 11 overdoses that resulted in one death in Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island.

07/14/2015

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Watch Out Flakka, DEA Says Heroin Is Making Comeback

The synthetic drug flakka has dominated headlines in South Florida. From mother abandoning her baby to a man impaled on a fence, all you hear about is flakka, flakka, flakka. But a well-known drug is making a comeback and the Drug Enforcement Agency is worried.

05/22/2015

Richard Rawles allegedly ran human trafficking ring. (Source: Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation)

Fla. Men Accused Of Forcing Female Prisoners Into Prostitution

A central Florida man and his two associates allegedly recruited women inmates and used them as prostitutes once they were released from prison.

09/19/2014

Bill McHale, Counselor (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Heroin Epidemic

The sudden death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put the spotlight back on what some say is a growing heroin epidemic in this country. Michele focuses on that with a local substance abuse counselor.

My TV 33–02/10/2014

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NY Police: Hoffman’s Heroin Didn’t Have Additive Linked To Overdose Deaths

Heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s New York City apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl.

02/04/2014

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Heroin Use On The Rise In South Florida

When renowned actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday, he reportedly had a syringe in his arm and dozens of envelopes of what is believed to be heroin in his home.

CBS Miami–02/03/2014

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Glee Star Died Of Heroin & Alcohol Overdose

A coroner says ‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

CBS Miami–07/16/2013

Bill McHale, Exec. Dir., Acceptance House (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: The New Addicts

Heroin addictions and deaths are on the rise in Florida, the unintended consequence of the government crackdown on pill mills. Michele discusses the problem with a former heroin addict and the community liaison for “Acceptance House”, a detox and rehab facility in South Florida.

My TV 33–05/27/2013

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Dangerous Drug Creating New Addicts

There is a new epidemic of people who have been addicted to opium pills switching over to another dangerous drug which has gotten easier and cheaper to acquire.

CBS4–05/22/2013

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Wealthy SoBe Hotelier & Lohan Pal Busted For Drugs At FLL

A multimillionaire South Beach hotelier and close friend of Lindsay Lohan was arrested at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday.

CBS4–04/05/2013

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