Multiple Overdoses Connected To Man Handing Out Free HeroinIt's an offer some couldn't pass up: free heroin. A bad batch is being passed out on Chicago's South Side, but minutes later people were dropping to the ground, overdosing.
Cook County On Track To Double Number Of Opioid Deaths Compared To 2019"African Americans make up 24% of the county's population, but half of the overdose opioid deaths this year."
Maurice Cathey, Of Chicago, Sentenced To Life For Man's Fatal Overdose In South DakotaA jury in November convicted Maurice Cathey, 39, also known as Short, on several counts, including distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death. He was sentenced on Monday.
More People Died From Fentanyl Overdoses Than Homicides In Cook County In 2019More people died from fentanyl overdoses in Cook County last year than from homicide.
Police: Driver Was High On Heroin When He Hit 4 Vehicles, Caused Gas Leak In BerwynA pickup truck ran into four parked vehicles and also caused a gas leak in Berwyn on Wednesday, and police said its driver was high on heroin and unconscious at the time.
Indiana State Trooper Saves Woman Passed Out At The Wheel, Finds Drugs After CrashKelley Cooper, 31, has been later charged with drug possession, driving while intoxicated, driving with a controlled substance in her blood, and paraphernalia possession.
High-Level Chicago Gang Member Arrested On Drug ChargesA high-level member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang has been arrested on federal drug charges for allegedly selling large quantities of heroin on Chicago's West Side.
Elgin Man Charged With Drug-Induced Homicide In St. Charles OverdoseA man is facing drug-induced homicide charges in a fatal drug overdose in suburban St. Charles last month.
Drug Overdoses Result In 2 Deaths In Less Than A Day In Portage, IndianaThree overdoses left two people dead in less than 24 hours in Portage, Indiana.
West Side Lawmakers Hold Emergency Meeting On Opioid Epidemic In Wake Of Heroin OverdosesA group of lawmakers held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss ways to fight the ongoing opioid crisis, nearly two weeks after at least 20 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side.
2 Men Arrested For Rash Of Heroin Overdoses Have Lengthy Criminal RecordsChicago police could be closer to getting to the bottom of a rash of heroin overdoses this past week after the arrests of two men.
2 Arrested For Rash Of Heroin Overdoses In East Garfield ParkChicago police said two men have been arrested in connection with a rash of heroin overdoses in East Garfield Park earlier this week.
CBS 2's Dana Kozlov Rushes To Help Overdose Victim While Working On Drug Epidemic StoryCBS 2's Dana Kozlov was drawn into a story about Chicago's drug epidemic when she rushed to help a victim who overdosed right in front of her.
Aurora Man, 31, Sentenced To 19 Years In Drug Trafficking CaseAn Aurora man connected to another man caught driving with cocaine and heroin concealed inside a semi-truck tire was sentenced to 19 years in prison.
Stepmother Goes After Drug Dealers Who Sold Ecstasy That Killed Her Teenage DaughterIllinois’ 1989 drug-induced homicide law is rarely enforced in Chicago, but prosecutors in McHenry County use it often to prosecute drug dealers.