In its ongoing fight against a fentanyl-fueled surge in drug overdoses, the Baltimore City Health Department plans to study the efficacy of test strips that detect the potent synthetic substance in street-purchased drugs by handing kits out at mobile syringe and needle exchanges.
As fatal overdoses continue to climb in Maryland, heroin’s contribution to the epidemic is diminishing as its more potent cousin, fentanyl, assumes a larger role, data show.
Days after city prosecutors dropped narcotics charges against two Old Goucher corner store employees found with 29 pounds of powders and other paraphernalia, police say they now suspect another kind of illegal drug operation was afoot.
Two men charged and detained for nearly a month after a raid on an Old Goucher corner store were released Wednesday after lab tests found 29 pounds of alleged fentanyl and morphine that authorities seized weren’t actually fentanyl or morphine at all.
Baltimore County police evacuated their entire Woodlawn precinct Thursday night after three officers fell ill from coming into contact with heroin’s more potent cousin, fentanyl.
Acting on an anonymous tip yesterday afternoon, city police arrested a 62-year-old local who they say was equipped with numerous guns, knives, handcuffs and a half-dozen bottles of hospital-grade fentanyl.
A Harford County lawmaker and his brother, the county’s state’s attorney, are calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty following last week’s tragic mass shooting at a granite company in Edgewood.
A total of 1,172 people died from overdoses in Maryland during the first six months of this year. A third of them were in Baltimore, and nearly seven in 10 involved heroin’s more potent cousin, fentanyl.