With heroin use rising across the U.S., The Associated Press queried state health departments, medical examiner’s offices and law enforcement agencies across the nation for statistics related to use, overdoses and treatment to obtain a more detailed picture of the problem on the ground. While some states reported few changes, others pointed to heroin as a significant public health concern.
A nasal spray that can counter the effects of heroin or prescription pain pill overdoses could become available at Washington State University this fall.
A federal criminal complaint has been filed against a Vancouver, Wash., man accused of dealing the heroin that led to the death of a suburban Portland woman.
Police say they have been unable to talk to a Redmond man and his 4-year-old son about their drug overdoses because of their medical condition.
The Oregon State Police claim to have seized 30 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop in Southern Oregon.
A Bellingham man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for leading a drug ring that trafficked heroin and methamphetamine.
Heroin use and related deaths have increased significantly across Washington over the past decade. A new study released Wednesday say the increase is especially noticeable among people younger than 30.
A man who said he intended to sell heroin to pay back money he owed his grandmother faces robbery and drug charges.
A federal judge has convicted an Oregon man of providing heroin that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old high school student.
Anchorage police say they have broken up a family-run marijuana grow operation that also involved heroin smuggling.