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Health officials warn about fentanyl-laced heroin

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By Anne Galloway VTDigger.org



ADDISON COUNTY — Fentanyl is being sold and packaged as heroin and state officials say just a few grains of the pure drug “can stop your breathing and kill.”

The Vermont State Police issued a statement Feb. 5 urging Vermonters not to inject fentanyl, or any other drug that has not been prescribed by a doctor.

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Fentanyl kills three in county

Posted on February 7, 2014 |
By Vermont Health Department



ADDISON COUNTY – Health and public safety officials are warning heroin users that product sold as heroin and packaged in the same manner as heroin may instead contain pure fentanyl or fentanyl-laced heroin.

The Vermont Department of Health has just confirmed the cause of three deaths in Addison County in January to be overdoses from pure fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opioid drug that is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, and much deadlier.

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Porter, Counseling Service plan suboxone clinic to assist addicts

Posted on February 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Porter Medical Center and the Counseling Service of Addison County are in discussions to collaborate on a clinic to provide suboxone, a drug designed to help a growing number of Addison County addicts break their dependence on opiates.

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Expired drugs pick-up in Brandon is Oct. 26

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Brandon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. People can bring their medications for disposal to the Brandon Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The police department is at 301 Forest Dale Road in Brandon. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Police battle rising tide of narcotics in Addison County

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Most Addison County police agencies continue to report increases in drug-related crime, activity that takes a lot of time and resources to investigate during a time when resources are in short supply.

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Hancock trio charged with cooking meth at Route 125 home

Posted on November 26, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY/HANCOCK — Three Hancock residents appeared at the Addison County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to plead innocent to drug-related crimes in connection with an alleged methamphetamine operation at a home at 2698 Route 125 in Hancock.

It is the first substantial meth case to be prosecuted in Addison County.

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Bristol Police Log: Police find hard drugs, needles at Bristol home

Posted on September 13, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department executed a search at a Mountain View Street apartment on Sept. 9, finding 1,500-2,000 used hypodermic needles, heroin, morphine, and a substance that Chief Kevin Gibbs said may possibly be crack cocaine.

Police charged Amy Norton, 38, with possession of heroin and morphine. A second suspect, whose charges are pending while police await test results on the third substance, will likely face charges of possession of crack cocaine.

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Police jail Bristol woman for 60-plus bags of heroin

Posted on August 9, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — The Vermont State Police’s drug task force arrested Katherine Heffernan, 27, of Bristol on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for knowingly possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it, U.S. District Court documents show.

Drug task force officials say they found more than 60 bags of heroin and more than $9,000 in Heffernan’s Mountain Street home, in her car and on her person. U.S. District Judge John M. Conroy sent Heffernan to jail on Aug. 8. She is due to appear before him again on Aug. 22 for a preliminary hearing in Burlington.

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Bristol gathers to grapple with drug crime

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — A noticeable rise in armed robberies, burglaries and drug-related crimes have plagued Bristol this past year.

To identify the problems behind these crimes and find solutions, more than 100 citizens, law enforcement officials and social workers packed into the muggy basement of Bristol’s St. Ambrose Church on Tuesday evening. While police officers did not quantify the increase in local drug activity, those in attendance agreed that Bristol and Addison County have a drug problem, and it’s getting worse.

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Vergennes takes stock of drug abuse problem

Posted on December 5, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — More than 250 Vergennes-area residents attended a Wednesday meeting called by Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel that was intended to spark a community-wide effort to combat illegal drug use in the city and surrounding towns.

The crowd in the St. Peter’s Church Parish Hall often applauded Merkel and other speakers at what moderator Scott Gaines of Vergennes called a “community awareness meeting,”

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