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18 People Arrested in Heroin Bust, One Still Loose

Year-Long Investigation Leads to 18 Arrests for Heroin Trafficking in Sumter Sumter Police, with the help of the Sheriff’s Office and the DEA, arrested 18 people in the first week of April after a long investigation into a heroin trafficking operation. Sumter officers say they are still looking … [Read more...]

Year-Long Heroin Trafficking Investigation Lands 14 in Jail

Investigation into Heroin Trafficking Leads to 14 Arrests, 5 Suspects Still Sought A year-long investigation into heroin trafficking in Sumter County has led to the arrests of 14 suspects. Police are still searching for five suspects. The heroin trafficking investigation was a joint effort … [Read more...]

“Epidemic” of Heroin Overdoses Linked to Fentanyl

Heroin Laced with Fentanyl Causes Overdoses Across the Country Last month, the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency set up a texting line to collect information after 22 people overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl in Pennsylvania. In addition to the epidemic of overdose deaths in Pennsylvania, … [Read more...]

FDA Suggests Limits on Prescription Painkillers

After Deliberation, FDA Recommends Limits on All Prescription Painkillers In January of this year, the FDA convened an advisory committee to hear evidence related to hydrocodone and related prescription painkillers, which voted in favor of reclassifying those prescription painkillers as Schedule … [Read more...]