Category Archives: Suboxone Arrest

More Buprenorphine Found in Law Enforcement drug testing…

CESAR FAX (Center For Substance Abuse Research) – The National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) collects results from law enforcement-encountered drug items submitted to and analyzed by state and local forensic laboratories across the country….  Read More…

Cesar Fax Report December 2014

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Emerging adult age status predicts poor buprenorphine treatment retention…

May 21, 2014

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment


Harvard Study – Emerging adults (18-25 years old) are often poorly retained in substance use disorder treatment…   read more:

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Rutland pharmacist diverted drugs…

Sam Hemingway, Free Press Staff Writer
6:33 a.m. EDT April 24, 2014

VERMONT – A druggist at a Walgreens pharmacy in Rutland pleaded not guilty this week to a charge he diverted more than 700 prescription painkiller tablets for his own use. Cigana was confronted March 3 by Walgreens official Peter Serafin and admitted he took the medications. The missing drugs included 400 Carisoprodol or skeletal relaxant tablets, 300 hydrocodone pills, five Alprazolam tablets and eight Suboxone strips…    read more:

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Man threatens Walgreens Pharmacist….

April 14, 2014

Pennsylvania – A man was arrested minutes after he allegedly threatened a pharmacist at Walgreens Pharmacy on Monday morning to get a supply of Suboxone. Rodgers allegedly told the pharmacist, “I have a revolver in my pocket and I’m not afraid to kill you,” the complaint says. The pharmacist told Rodgers not to hurt her as she placed a box of 30 Suboxone valued at $249 on the counter…     read more:

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Police say drugs smuggled into prison on baby…

April 04, 2014

Associated Press

VERMONT – Vermont State Police say a couple attempted to smuggle drugs into the Marble Valley Correctional Facility by attaching them to a baby. Police say during their investigation they learned that inmate 26-year-old Gregory Munukka contacted his girlfriend, 25-year-old Michelle Doaner, about obtaining buprenorphine for him. Police said they decided the drug would be attached to their 1-year-old child so Munukka could receive the drugs on a scheduled visit to the prison on March 31…    read more:

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Haleyville doctor under fire for far exceeding federal limits on number of Suboxone patients…

Shoals Insider

Larry Baker Staff Writer

Sat, Mar 29, 2014
ALABAMA – A Winston County physician, Dr. Boyde Harrison, has come under scrutiny and brought about an investigation for violating the maximum number of Suboxone patients he treats. Federal Law clearly mandates that no prescriber can exceed 100 patients on this highly addictive narcotic. According to public databases, Harrison concurrently had in excess of several hundred patients, including the elderly, on this powerful and deadly drug, often used to treat addiction. read more:

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Physician Pleads Guilty to Illegally Prescribing Drug Used to Treat Opiate Addiction…

March 14, 2014

BOSTON – The AG’s investigation revealed that Ng prescribed the drug Suboxone, a semi-synthetic drug used to treat opiate addition, to nine of his patients even after repeated drug tests indicated that the patients were not taking Suboxone and were continuing to use illegal street drugs, including heroin, methadone and other opiates. For many of these patients, Ng wrote medical notes falsely stating that the patients had therapeutic levels of Suboxone in their system, had not deviated from their treatment, or had been tolerating their Suboxone treatment without difficulty. Ng also wrote prescriptions in false names for two additional patients. Most of the prescriptions at issue were billed to and paid for by the Massachusetts Medicaid Program (MassHealth)…   read more:

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Couple facing hearing in death…

March 6, 2014

MISSOURI – Dr. John Bechinski, a deputy medical examiner at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, said an autopsy and toxicology reports found that the 4-year-old girl died from buprenorphine intoxication. He said he also found ethanol in the girl’s eye fluids and there is “no way to determine how alcohol was in her body.” Buprenorphine is an opioid medication in Suboxone, which is a synthetic opiate and is a medication approved for treatment of opiate dependence…   read more:

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Wyckoff baby clings to life after ingesting anti-heroin drug, mother, boyfriend charged…

Posted by: Jerry DeMarco

Posted date:  February 21, 2014

NEW YORK –  A 9-month-old Wyckoff boy who ingested a methadone-like drug was in intensive care with swelling of the brain at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and his mother and her boyfriend were behind bars. The unresponsive baby was brought to the Valley Hospital last Saturday with small bruises on his forehead after Wyckoff police got a 911 call, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this morning. The prosecutor said that detectives who went to the Harvey Court home of Tara Bradbury, 23, found Suboxone, an expensive high-tech drug used to treat heroin and Dilaudid dependency that experts say can itself become addicting – and cause brain damage. It’s been called “the rich man’s methadone”…    read more:

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Man faces drug charges after woman found dead…



Feb 12, 2104

MASSACHUSETTS – A Salem man is facing a string of drug charges after a woman was found dead in his apartment early Monday morning, and police are continuing to investigate whether those drugs played a role in a possible overdose. During his arraignment yesterday in Salem District Court, Shwan Kareem, 32, of 17R Boston St., pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute morphine, Suboxone, Clonodine, Gabapentin and methadone…   read more:

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FEB. 13, 2014

VERMONT – State senators Thursday proposed legislation intended to crack down on the amount of the opiate addiction treatment drug buprenorphine that is being sold on the street. A four-page amendment to a major bill the Senate Judiciary Committee is crafting this session that is related to opiate addiction, proposes stricter rules for doctors who prescribe buprenorphine, also known by the brand name Suboxone…    read more:

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Woman arrested for Buprenorphine distribution…

The Independent Record

January 27, 2014

MISSOURI – Amanda Hope Grewatz was arrested Jan. 23 in connection with the distribution of Buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opiate addiction. Between June 13, 2013 and June 19, 2013 Grewatz was caught selling the drug – which can produce similar euphoric effects to heroin – to a man working with the Missouri River Drug Task Force…   read more:

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Couple arraigned in 3-year-old’s death…

January 22, 2014

MICHIGAN – A former Fowlerville couple was arraigned Tuesday on felony charges in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl left in their care. According to court records, Brock and Marme were baby-sitting Brock’s 3-year-old niece, whose mother died of an overdose in July, at his mother’s home in the 4100 block of Amy Drive in Handy Township on Aug. 31 when the couple suspected that the child swallowed a Suboxone pill that belonged to Brock…   read more:

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Buprenorphine abuse documentary…

Reindeerspotting: Escape from Santaland

This free documentary (see below link) follows several young drug abusers, but focuses on Jani Raappana. Jani is a drug addict, whose drug of choice is Subutex (buprenorphine) taken intravenously. He is unemployed and he finances his addiction through thefts, burglaries, and welfare payments. The main character in the movie, Jani Raappana, travelled in May 2010 with the director of the movie Neuvonen to Cambodia.

Raappana died in PhnomPenh July 7th, 2010. According to the local media, Raappana hanged himself.

In January 2013, the director of the film, Joonas Neuvonen, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for drug crimes.

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Dealer had five-year-old daughter present during drug sale…

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013 5:00 am

A News-Express Staff Report

Kentucky – A Pike man was charged with drug trafficking and wanton endangerment after police say he showed up to a drug deal with his five-year-old daughter in tow. According to court documents, Christopher C. Irick, 44, of Buckfield Road, Pikeville, was arrested Thursday evening after he met undercover officers with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department in the parking lot of the Shelbiana Food City and sold two strips of the prescription drug Suboxone…   read more:

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Burlington woman charged with homicide in man’s drug overdose death…

By Lydia Mulvany of the Journal Sentinel
Dec. 4, 2013

WISCONSIN – Kristie L. Fitzgerald, 37, was charged with second-degree reckless homicide Tuesday, adding to felony drug and bail jumping charges. David Buchholtz, 53, died of an overdose in August. According to the article, a friend told investigators that he would meet “Chrissy” on Tuesdays to buy drugs after collecting his unemployment check. He was using Suboxone, Oxycontin and heroin…   read more:


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Kingsport mother arrested after child overdoses…

October 30th, 2013 12:08 pm 

by Rain Smith, NET News Service

TENNESSEE –  A Kingsport woman has been arrested after her 1-year-old son overdosed on Suboxone — a prescription medication used to treat opioid dependence — and she delayed seeking help for the vomiting child. Police say the woman called poison control and was told to immediately take her son to the emergency room. She instead waited before transporting him to a fire station, pushing back his treatment at the hospital to 90 minutes after her original call. Emilie A. Rothert, 20, of 3604 Watterson St., Apartment 9, is charged with child abuse and neglect   read more:

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Network of drug dealers, addicts…

By David Rogers, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

MASSACHUSETTS – According to court records, Sullivan served as a runner for Abrahams Jr. and during her arrest in January told police heroin found in her apartment belonged to Abrahams Jr. She told police the heroin was to be sold to customers that day and if something went wrong, Abrahams Jr. would kill her…  Police confiscated an additional 23 syringes/needles, only three of them unused, two Suboxone pills tablets, numerous drug baggies, spoons and bloody towels…   read more:

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‘Hometown Hottie’ busted in drug sweep…

By Charles McMahon
November 15, 2013 2:00 AM

PORTSMOUTH — A woman who nearly represented Hampton in Maxim magazine as a “Hometown Hottie” earlier this year was arrested as part of a drug sweep in Portsmouth Wednesday. Persephanie Lesperance, 24, now of 229 Raleigh Way in Portsmouth, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit the sale of a controlled drug and unlawful possession of a controlled drug, Suboxone…   read more:

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21 arrested for alleged sales of prescription drugs via Craiglist…

By Ari Bloomekatz

October 3, 2013, 12:11 p.m.

CALIFORNIA – Among those arrested was a man who allegedly sold pain medication prescribed for his cancer-patient father, a woman who authorities said drove from Fontana to Simi Valley with two children in the car for a drug transaction, and a 19-year-old who allegedly sold Suboxone, a narcotic, just filling a prescription for it. About half of those arrested got their prescriptions from an Oxnard physician, 63-year-old Kiansi Boni of Camarillo, who was also arrested, authorities said. At community drug forums, parents approached officers to tell them their children had been purchasing drugs on Craigslist. “We heard this over and over again from parents,” Buschow said.Many of those who are selling on Craigslist are “not even using code words or anything like that,” Buschow said…   read more:



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Chalfont parents’ kids tested positive for drugs…

by Mark Macagnone staff writer Michael Macagnone

Twitter @awisefool

Updated 2 weeks ago

PHILADELPHIA – A former Chalfont couple is facing charges after their kids tested positive for cocaine, opiates and other drugs. Jennifer Jackson, 32 and Steven Aprigliano, 48, who now live on Brownsville Road in Lower Southampton, were charged with endangering the welfare of children and other offenses. The couple admitted Jackson used heroin and the bags found in the house were hers as was the Suboxone, a medication for prescription drug addiction, the complaint states…   read more:


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Gun-Wielding Man Tries To Break Into Bristol House…


The Hartford Courant

11:28 p.m. EDT, October 15, 2013

CONNECTICUT – According to police, officers responded to 24 Atkins Ave. shortly after 6 p.m., when they received a complaint about a man who was trying to get into the house. Officers learned that Wojteczko had gone to the house to try to illegally purchase a drug called Suboxone…   read more:


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One-time drug screen advocate is arrested…

NOV 7, 2013
VIRGINIA – Stephanie L. (Broz) Cleveland, 27, of Sandusky, was arrested by the Norwalk Police Department about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. She faces a five-count secret indictment issued by a Huron County grand jury Friday. Cleveland is charged with trafficking in Alprazalam in connection with a Nov. 20, 2012 incident and two counts of trafficking in Suboxone stemming from a Nov. 21, 2012 offense. She also faces one count each of possession of methadone and possession of heroin, both in connection with a July 24 incident…   read more:
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Woman Charged With Bringing Child on Drug Deal, Police Say…

Posted by Theresa Katalinas (Editor)

November 01, 2013 at 12:06 PM

PENNSYLVANIA – A 21-year-old Bristol woman is facing five felony charges for allegedly allowing her young child to accompany her and her boyfriend on a heroin drug sale, according to police… On Aug. 20, Bensalem Police executed a search warrant for the couple’s residence and found two packets of heroin, cash, Suboxone strips, drug paraphernalia and baggies and plastic containers allegedly used for the drug-dealing operation…   read more:

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OC lawyer charged with drug-DUI killing of cyclist…

Posted: Oct 22, 2013 1:41 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – An Orange County attorney has been charged with killing a bicyclist with her car as she drove under the influence of Xanax (ZAN’-ax) and other prescription drugs. A district attorney’s statement says 39-year-old Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti (FAWK’-rye bay-ROO’-tee) is charged with felony vehicular manslaughter and could get four years in prison if convicted. Prosecutors allege Fakhrai-Bayrooti had taken multiple prescription drugs including Xanax and Suboxone before driving in Mission Viejo the night of March 15…   read more:


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Towson-based attorney indicted on drug-related charges…

By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

October 4, 2013, 7:33 a.m.

MARYLAND – Jill Swerdlin, 46, who has served as a private defense attorney for the past five years, and previously as a public defender, is charged with one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute and possession. Police seized prescription pills such as Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam (Xanax) and Suboxone, Armacost said. Also recovered by officers was “various amounts” of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and other paraphernalia, and 10 long guns…   read more:,0,7146890.story?track=rss-topicgallery

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Encino physician charged with unlawfully prescribing painkillers…

By Hailey Branson-Potts

August 15, 2013, 7:32 p.m.


CALIFORNIA – An Encino physician was charged Thursday with prescribing narcotic painkillers and other potent drugs to patients who had no legitimate need for the medications, prosecutors said. Yahya Hedvat, 68, was arrested at his Ventura Boulevard clinic, Encino Medical Urgent Care, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Hedvat, who specializes in internal medicine, faces eight felony counts of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance, including hydrocodone, clonazepam and Suboxone, according to a felony complaint for arrest warrant…   read more:,0,2573159.story

Watertown Man Arrested On Drug, Sex Assault Charges…

Jesse Leavenworth

September 8, 2013, 2:16 p.m.

CONNECTICUT  – The investigation began when two females reported being sexually assaulted inside Finnemore’s home at 27 Sylvan Lake Road in the Oakville section, police said. Investigators developed further information leading to execution of a search warrant, police said. Inside the home, police found 29 mature marijuana plants and about 50 plants in the early stages of growth, police said. They also seized about 14 pounds of packaged marijuana and other narcotics prepared for sale, including methadone,oxycontin, roxicodone, Suboxone and xanax, police said…   read more:


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Nurse is focus of misconduct accusation…

By Hannah Fry and Bradley Zint

August 30, 2013, 7:34 p.m.

CALIFORNIA – The complaint states that in 2010, Shelton allegedly used a doctor’s federally issued certification to order the drugs Subutex and Suboxone from pharmacies in bulk quantities for use at the Pat Moore Foundation in Costa Mesa and Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach, where she provided healthcare services to patients….   read more:,0,3098593.story?track=rss-topicgallery

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Nine drug arrests in Massachusetts…

By   Matt Caron

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke Police arrested 9 people on drug charges in separate incidents around the city.

 One of those people arrested was Damien Bish of West Brookfield.

 They searched his car and found Suboxone pills. 

He also had a suspended license and was reported missing…   read more:

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Uniontown attorney facing drug charges…

Friday, July 26, 2013 10:18 am

Josh Krysak

PENNSYLVANIA – A Uniontown attorney is facing drug trafficking charges after police allege he brazenly delivered heroin and other narcotics to a man in custody at the Uniontown Police Department on Thursday night. Uniontown police Officer Matthew S. Painter said the charges were filed after Salisbury, under the guise of speaking with a client, delivered heroin, Xanax and Suboxone to Aaron L. Yauger, 30, of Lemont Furnace…   read more:

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New Hampshire Men Caught With Heroin In West Hartford…


The Hartford Courant

 July 12, 2013, 3:16 p.m

CONNECTICUT – Police saw drug paraphernalia in the car, and the driver was hiding something under the seat, the release states. Police searched the car and found 368 bags of heroin, as well as Suboxone and paraphernalia…   read more:,0,3682588.story?track=rss-topicgallery

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Bus driver jailed on drug charges…

Williamson Daily News


WEST VIRGINIA – A Mingo County school bus driver was among three people arrested for selling drugs Monday in Justice. The bus driver, Demetra Simpson, 45, her husband, Charles Simpson, 46, and Katrina Justice, 44, all of Justice, were arrested as the result of a two month investigation by the West Virginia State Police. The Simpsons were charged with three counts each of possession of oxycontin, marijuana and Suboxone, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and five counts of conspiracy…   read more:

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Untimely death leads to drug charge for Torrington woman…

Published: Wednesday, July 03, 2013

By Jessica Glenza

BANTAM – The day before a 49-year-old Torrington woman died, police say another Torrington woman sold her an opiate addiction treatment medication, and are charging the woman with narcotics sales as a result. 

Shawna Marcantonio, 30, 386 Brightwood Ave., was charged with felony narcotics sales after she told police she’d given the woman five Suboxone pills…   read more:

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South Webster Man arrested on Multiple Drug Charges…


PORTSMOUTH, Ohio  (WSAZ) — A South Webster man is now in jail after being arrested on felony drug charges. Those counts are felony trafficking in Buprenorphine, misdemeanor possession of Buprenorphine, felony trafficking in Alprazolam, misdemeanor possession of Alprazolam, felony trafficking in Oxycodone, and felony aggravated possession of Oxycodone…   read more:

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Drug Dealer Arrested

Source: Ventura County Sheriff’s Department

June 14, 2013

CALIFORNIA – Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit concluded a two week investigation of a prescription drug / cocaine dealer in the city of Camarillo. Information was received towards the end of May, 2013, that Ojai resident Alexander Juarez was dealing drugs in the city of Camarillo. An investigation was initiated and ultimately resulted in the seizure of about 25 dosage units of Suboxone (Buprenorphine) and 33 grams of cocaine. Suboxone is an opiate medication that is typically used to treat heroin and / or opiate addiction in much the same way Methadone is. It is also abused for its euphoric affects that are typical of other opiate type drugs…   read more:

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Judge charged with stealing drug evidence…


PUBLISHED: 05:29 EST, 24 May 2013

PENNSYLVANIA – Police officers testified that Mr Pozonsky often held onto drug evidence after he requested it for pretrial hearings, suggesting he would have amassed hundreds of grams of cocaine in addition to marijuana and tablets of Suboxone, a narcotic used to treat opioid addiction, in a filing cabinet in his chambers on the first floor of the Washington County Courthouse. Mr Pozonsky – who established a drug treatment court designed to help people avoid jail for drug offenses – resigned last year…    read more:

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Troopers called to LRMC, two people shooting up in ER…

Debbie Rolen

The Logan Banner, W.Va.

May 14, 2013, 12:34 p.m.

WEST VIRGINIA – West Virginia State Police responded to a call from the Logan Regional Medical Center with regard to two people “shooting up” in the Emergency Room…   The officer also located a Suboxone sublingual film, a Schedule III Controlled Substance, on the defendent’s person and found two more Oxycodone pills, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, in an unmarked orange pill bottle, inside the defendent’s purse…   read more:,0,7277894.story?track=rss-topicgallery

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It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine…

By Mark Davis

Valley News Staff Writer

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


VERMONT –  “It’s nobody’s fault but mine,” Jarvis, 34, acknowledged yesterday while wearing hunter green prison garb at his sentencing hearing in Sullivan County Superior Court.  Morgan said his client’s drug of choice was Suboxone, also known as buprenorphine, a synthetic opiate used to treat heroin and other opiate addictions…   read more:


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Second day of Corfias murder trial comes to close…

Amber Gillenwater

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Ohio

April 24, 2013, 11:04 a.m.

OHIO – Saunders reported that he had been acquainted with Corfias as, at the time, he would often purchase Suboxone tablets from the defendant. Corfias, 52, Gallipolis, stands accused of stabbing and killing Thomas Marr on the morning of February 22, 2012, at Marr’s residence at 1607 Ohio 7 North…   read more:,0,4370877,full.story

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Salem man caught running mini-pharmacy…

April 13, 2013



SALEM – Charles Jordan had just been released in February from state prison, where he served three to four years for the cocaine and heroin Beverly police found when they caught him that time back in 2008, when he was arrested again, just a few days later, on heroin distribution charges in Lynn. Then, on Thursday evening, Salem police executed a search warrant following an investigation that revealed a “mini-pharmacy” on Palmer Street, guarded by two pit bulls, a Salem police spokesman said. Jordan, 46, of 12 Palmer St., Salem, pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing with intent to distribute heroin, crack and powder cocaine, marijuana, hashish, Suboxone and Xanax during his arraignment in Salem District Court yesterday…   read more:

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Bronx Man Charged with Selling Suboxone…

By Dina Sciortino

April 27, 2013

NEW YORK – Irvington Police executed an arrested warrant on April 22 for a Bronx man accused of selling Suboxone, a prescription drug used for opioid addiction, to an undercover police officer…   read more:

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Heroin-Selling Near School…

By Ariana Cohn-Sheehan

April 16, 2013

A man and woman from Hackettstown were charged with attempt to distribute heroin in a school zone, a fourth-degree crime, Monday after Hackettstown police made joint arrests with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Taskforce. Joseph Boyle, 27, was served the distribution charge in addition to being charged with third-degree possesion of Suboxone; third-degree possession of heroin; fourth-degree attempt to distribute heroin and third-degree distribution of heroin…   read more:

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Man charged after pointing firearm at wife…

Gary Popp

The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind.

April 12, 2013, 6:54 a.m.

INDIANA – As the woman pulled the key out of the ignition, McDonald reportedly punched her hand causing severe bruising and redness on the middle finger and appeared to have pulled the fingernail away from the skin. Police reported that McDonald removed the Glock from his waistband, charged the weapon by pulling the slide backward and pointed it at his wife’s chest…  All the incidents took place in front of the 5-year-old child in the back seat of the vehicle, police reported… The woman told police he may have gone to his cousin’s home in the 1300 block of East Elm Street in New Albany. Officers went to the home where they located McDonald, who was found to be in possession of the prescription pills Alprazolam, Diazepam and Suboxone…   read more:,0,7010848.story?track=rss-topicgallery

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Two arrested after Washington County Narcotics Task Force raids house…

By Don Aines

April 11, 2013, 3:13 p.m.

NEW JERSEY – Agents found a 12-gauge shotgun, a .30-caliber rifle, a .40-caliber Glock, a .22-caliber handgun, several different calibers of ammunition, suspected marijuana and Suboxone…   read more:,0,3425181.story?track=rss-topicgallery

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Manalapan HS Paraprofessional Charged with Drug Possession, Distribution…

By Katrina Rossos

April 8, 2013

NEW JERSEY – Hannon was one of twenty-five individuals arrested in the investigation which resulted in the seizure of marijuana, LSD, ecstasy (MDMA), pills, weapons and cash.

Hannon, 26, of Tinton Falls, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance for having 30 Oxycodone pills and one Suboxone pill in his ownership. Hannon was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute for allegedly attempting to sell the Oxycodone pills…   read more:

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Bond set for mother in child’s death…

Updated: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013, 10:47

Published: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY)  –  A Suffolk judge set bond at $200,000 for Lakesha Lanika Riddick, 32, Wednesday morning. Her daughter, Destiny, died in 2011 after ingesting Suboxone, which was kept in a candy dish at her step-grandmother’s home…   read more:

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Somerville cops find marijuana in Simpsons arcade game during drug bust…

By Emily Cataneo

Wicked Local Somerville

Posted Apr 02, 2013 @ 05:04 PM

Somerville – Police arrested three men for reported possession of marijuana and Suboxone after police obtained a search warrant for a house on Gilman Street. Joseph Baldassari, 23, of 109 Gilman St., was charged with possession of class B drugs. Steven Domings, 22, of 82 Gilman St. and Cody Domings, 20, of 82 Gilman St., were charged with conspiracy to violate drug law and drug possession with intent to distribute…   read more:

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5 plead guilty to drug charges…

April 3, 2013

Greg Jordan

Bluefield Daily Telegraph


“Criminals like these are poisoning our communities,” said Goodwin. “With these five guilty pleas, our message should be clear:  Pill dealers aren’t welcome in southern West Virginia.”

“Fighting the pill epidemic has been my office’s leading priority. Pill dealers will be caught and they will be prosecuted,” he added. Robert J. Fleek Jr., 31, of Baltimore, Md., pleaded guilty to distributing hydromorphone and buprenorphine. Buprenorphine, commonly known by the trade name Suboxone or Subutex, is a drug intended to help people overcome opioid addiction as part of a rehabilitation program….   read more:

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Admitted heroin addict pawns mom’s furnace…

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013

By Joe Slezak

DEARBORN HEIGHTS  – A 20-year-old south-end resident was arrested last Sunday after allegedly selling his mother’s furnace at a pawn shop for $150 so he could support his heroin habit…   Officers found 10 milligrams of Suboxone, a prescription painkiller, in his jacket pocket…   read more:

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