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Police: Woman did heroin with her 2 kids in car

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say a blaring car horn alerted police to a central New York woman who was under the influence of heroin while her two young children were inside the vehicle.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says deputies on patrol in Syracuse heard a car horn blaring around 6:15 p.m. Saturday and discovered 23-year-old Kristen Carno of Cazenovia, New York passed out in the driver's seat. Deputies say she had a hypodermic needle in her arm and several bags of the drug were found in the vehicle.  Go to full article
Naloxone syringe. Photo: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Naloxone_%281%29.JPG">Intropin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Naloxone syringe. Photo: Intropin, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

39 police agencies in NY getting heroin antidote

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's attorney general says 39 police agencies across the state are equipping officers with heroin antidotes to help save overdose victims.

Eric Schneiderman says initial awards in the Community Overdose Prevention Program, funded by seizures in crime investigations, will reimburse departments in 30 counties buying more than 1,000 naloxone kits.

The Guilderland Police Department outside Albany is the first getting full reimbursement: $2,100 after buying kits for 35 officers.

Nearly 100 departments have applied.  Go to full article
NY Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins at the podium along with other speakers speaking about legislation that would help address the growing opiate addiction in New York. Photo: Karen DeWitt
NY Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins at the podium along with other speakers speaking about legislation that would help address the growing opiate addiction in New York. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Heroin and marijuana discussed in Albany

It was a day of drug policy discussion in Albany, as lawmakers held a forum on decriminalizing marijuana, proposed bills to combat heroin addiction and overdoses, and made progress towards a medical marijuana program.  Go to full article
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Photo: Danielle Sprags, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY lawmakers to hold forum on heroin, opioid abuse

CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) A panel of state lawmakers looking for ways to combat the rise in heroin and opioid abuse is holding the first of two forums in the Hudson River Valley.

The bipartisan Senate task force was created to study the problem of opiate abuse and recommend better treatment and prevention programs.  Go to full article
Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, VT. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/nengard/8560714678/">Nicole C. Engard</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, VT. Photo: Nicole C. Engard, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Burlington library to put locks on restrooms

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The public library in the Vermont city of Burlington plans to put locks on its public restrooms to keep people from clogging the toilets with hypodermic needles and other drug material.

The head librarian at Fletcher Free Library says they hope to have the locks in place by the end of the week.  Go to full article

NY Senate task force on opiate addiction to meet

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) A legislative task force is continuing its review of ways to address the rise in heroin and opiate abuse.

The group is scheduled to hold a forum Tuesday at the Monroe County Office Building in Rochester. It's the second of 12 such events planned throughout the state. Another forum is planned for Tuesday night in Utica.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52161059@N00/6322438058/">Danielle Spraggs</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Danielle Spraggs, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY task force to study rise in heroin, opioid use

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A legislative task force in New York is taking a look at ways to address the rise in heroin and opioid abuse.

Beginning Tuesday, the Senate task force is holding 12 forums around the state to gather information about the increase in opiate use.  Go to full article
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Photo: Hokeful, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Photo: Hokeful, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont gov. proposes $10M in new anti-drug spending

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking the Legislature to spend about $10 million in new spending to help the state fight a burgeoning problem with opiate drugs, including heroin and prescription drugs.

The proposal is included in Shumlin's proposed 2015 budget, which he presented to the Legislature on Wednesday.  Go to full article
The new St. Lawrence County jail. Photo: smrtinc.com
The new St. Lawrence County jail. Photo: smrtinc.com

St. Lawrence County's new jail already full

Three years ago, St. Lawrence County finished work on a state-of-the-art jail that cost taxpayers more than $30 million. It was needed because the old jail on Court Street was outdated and overcrowded.

Today, that new jail is full. And people in the justice system aren't quite sure what to do except wait for the crime rate to go down.  Go to full article

State Attorney General combats prescription narcotic drug abuse

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is again pushing for legislation to create an online database to report and track the use of prescription narcotic drugs. On Wednesday, Schneiderman announced that his Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, which he proposed last year, has bipartisan support in the Legislature. He also issued a report that details the growing prescription drug abuse problem in every corner of the state, including the North Country. Chris Knight has our story.  Go to full article

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