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CVS to Donate Drug Collection Units to Police Departments

April 25, 2014
CVS' program with The Partnership at Drugfree.org will place up to 1,000 MedReturn receptacles in communities to support safe disposal of unwanted medications.

Mass. Officers Get Overdose-Reversing Nasal Spray

July 24, 2013
The officers of the Quincy (Mass.) Police Department have begun carrying Narcan, which reverses overdoses from opiods such as heroin and painkillers derived from opium.

Va. Chief Arrested In Prescription Drug Case

June 21, 2013
Federal agents arrested the Marion (Va.) Police chief Wednesday morning and charged him for distributing the prescription painkiller Lortab, the FBI announced.

Treatment and Redemption

June 18, 2013

With the help of strategic partnerships and programs aimed at treating addicted officers, treatment centers are opening their doors to first responders, helping them get better and return to work.

Ky. Department Credits Task Force for Drug Bust

June 19, 2012
A northern Kentucky police department credits the Fivco Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (F.A.D.E.) for the arrest of four suspects trafficking prescription pills from Detroit.

Ky. Trooper Solicited Sex In Uniform With Gun

May 22, 2012
Michael Fred Pennington, 35, offered a woman a Lortab pill in exchange for sex in September. The woman alerted law enforcement and once Pennington arrived at her London residence and gave her the pill, Kentucky State Police detectives arrested him.

Google Pays $230M To R.I. Agencies

April 3, 2012
Rhode Island law enforcement agencies plan to set up a statewide police training center, build a new headquarters, and replace aging vehicle fleets with a $230 million asset forfeiture windfall from Google.

N.Y. Pharmacy Gunman Wanted Painkillers

June 21, 2011
Four people killed during a pharmacy store robbery in suburban New York City, including a teenager due to graduate high school this week, were shot at very close range by a dangerous suspect intent on stealing painkillers.

Massachusetts Troopers Seize 4,200 Oxycontin Pills During Traffic Stop

March 23, 2011
Troopers Kevin Hebert and Kevin Kraup pulled over a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette driven by Vincent Alberico, 29. The Centreville man allegedly assaulted the officers during the arrest.

Addicted Thieves Increasingly Target Pharmacies

February 7, 2011
In Maine, one pharmacy began using a tracking device on prescription bottles so police could quickly locate the thieves. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, provided training to officers with the Biddeford (Maine) PD on how to investigate pharmacy thefts.

Texas University Trains Officers To Detect Drugged Driving

January 12, 2011
With grants from the Texas Department of Transportation, the educational institution operates two training programs to enhance officers' abilities to identify and evaluate impaired drivers. The programs are offered free of charge to municipal, county and state law enforcement personnel at locations throughout the state.

DEA's Prescription Drug 'Take Back' Nets 240,000+ Pounds

October 6, 2010
In Troy, Mo., a man brought his kitchen drawer full of medication to the collection site to empty. At another site in Jacksonville, Ill., a woman brought in nearly 50 years' worth of medicines for disposal.

DEA's 'Take Back' Initiative Collects Prescription Meds

September 24, 2010
Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs, according to the DEA.
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