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On May 17, DEA agents raided a stash house and trap vehicle in the Bronx and found 70 kilos (approximately 155 pounds) of Mexican heroin, $2 million in cash, and a handgun. The bust is the largest carried out by DEA agents in New York City history. “This load was so large, it carried the […]

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The number of New Yorkers dying from heroin overdoses has doubled over the last three years. The New York Times reports: In all, 420 people fatally overdosed on heroin in 2013 out of a total of 782 drug overdoses, rising to a level not seen in a decade in both absolute numbers and as a population-adjusted rate, according […]

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Vermont’s heroin addiction epidemic has been well documented, calling for major changes in the small state. Governor Peter Shumlin made it clear in his January State of the State speech that he was serious about tackling these problems and would be willing to use unorthodox means to do it. “We must address it as a public […]

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The Feds have arrested two men selling “Breaking Bad” heroin in Duchess County in Northern New York. Unfortunately the chemistry behind their product was way too potent. Theirs was adulterated with fentanyl, an extremely powerful opioid. Heroin is around 5 times stronger than morphine, and they added fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger […]

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In an expansion of a program that’s been running in Staten Island for about a month, cops across the city will begin carrying naloxone, a potentially life-saving drug that combats opiate overdoses. Given that heroin use is on the upswing nationwide and in NYC, it’s a prudent, laudable move. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office will subsidize […]

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A New York Times report published today details New York’s role as a distribution hub for heroin, which has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. The office of the city’s special narcotics prosecutor has seized 288 pounds of heroin so far this year, and the NYPD took in 786 pounds in 2013 — the most […]

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“Grams” (address at grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) was just launched last week, and true to its stolen web design, it’s trying to be a Google for the dark web. The developer has given out an API to let owners of these secretive dark web stores appear on Grams. These dark web stores sell anything from drugs and guns […]

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If there’s one thing that Americans from all walks of life can agree with, it’s our national love affair with opiates. From fancy oxycontin pills to grimy packets of heroin, the U.S. is consuming opioid-based narcotics at an alarming rate. Things have gotten so bad, that Attorney General Eric Holder is urging first responders to […]

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Not everyone is cut out to sell drugs. Take Frank Giardina. The 49-year-old man was busted in his Queens apartment on Friday after making some of the dumbest mistakes humanity has ever witnessed: #1) He was blasting music, which normally isn’t too big a deal, except when there’s a drug-dealer-amount-of-narcotics on the premises. #2) When […]

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Krokodil is that hot new club drug slightly-cheaper heroin “alternative” of the truly desperate — over-the-counter desomorphine cooked with dirt, gasoline, rubber and other shit that ROTS YOUR ARMS OFF and TIME’s LightBox just ran a beautiful set of photographs on some of its users. Italian photographer Emanuele Satolli has been photographing and videotaping addicts in the industrial city of Yekaterinburg. These […]

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