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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

(Source:CBS4)

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

Vikram Chatwal (Source: BSO)

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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Fla. Officials: Pill Mills Fleeing For Ga., So We’re Winning

The state’s crackdown on pill mill operations has led to the same types of clinics popping up in Georgia. The presence of painkillers and prescription drugs in the deceased declined in Florida last year, prompting state officials to declare victory.

CBS4–12/27/2012

Heroin-Labeled LeBron James

Philly Drug Suspect Arrested With Heroin Brand-Named LeBron James

Upper Darby Pennsylvania police got a surprise after a drug bust Thursday night, one that would likely dismay a certain Miami Heat player.

CBS Miami–10/02/2012

(Source: CBS4)

Thirteen Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Port Everglades

Thirteen people have been charged with conspiring to commit an elaborate scheme by importing heroin and cocaine into the United States through Port Everglades.

CBS4–10/26/2011

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