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  • Massachusetts corrections officer arrested for conspiring to smuggle Suboxone strips into prison

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 05-16-2018 Category: addiction Comment: 0

    The authorities have arrested a 51-year-old corrections officer on charges of trying to smuggle opioids into a Massachusetts prison. According to the U.S. Justice Department, William Holts of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was arrested on May 9, 2018, for allegedly agreeing to bring in over 100 Suboxone strips into the prison for an inmate in exchange […]

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  • Massachusetts starts accepting applications for licenses to sell recreational cannabis

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 04-11-2018 Category: addiction, Drug abuse, marijuana Comment: 0

    The sale of recreational weed in Massachusetts will soon be a reality as the state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has started accepting applications for opening pot shops. The move would help present operators of medical cannabis dispensaries to expand their business by including recreational marijuana as a part of their offering. Such operators will now […]

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  • Norton police arrest student on drug trafficking charges

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 11-02-2017 Category: addiction Comment: 0

    Norton police arrest student on drug trafficking charges

    Norton police on Sept. 14, 2017, arrested a 20-year-old student on charges of drug trafficking after discovering a huge amount of different drugs in his car. A police officer was driving his vehicle down Mansfield Avenue, when he noticed Jedediah Daniel’s car following him closely with high beam lights switched on. On pulling over the […]

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  • Boston University professor develops app to detect alcohol intoxication

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 10-04-2017 Category: addiction Comment: 0

    A research group from the Boston University School of Public Health (SPH) recently received a grant of around $320,000 to test a phone application that estimates the user’s level of intoxication. The grant was offered by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in September 2017. According to a report, SPH professor Michael Stein […]

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  • Marijuana bags, gun seized in Boston drug bust

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 08-10-2017 Category: addiction, drug trafficking, marijuana Comment: 0

    Police officers conducting an investigation in the 700 block of Morrissey Boulevard arrested two men on July 20, 2017, for their alleged involvement in a drug deal. The two suspects — Dimitri Thomas of Hyde Park and Gomes-Fernandes of Boston – both 24, have been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, ammunition and drugs, […]

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  • 30 arrested on charges of selling fentanyl in Massachusetts

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 06-15-2017 Category: addiction, drug trafficking, overdose deaths, substance abuse Comment: 0

    In a massive operation, federal agents, along with the state police, on May 30 arrested 30 people on charges of selling narcotics, possession of firearms and violating immigration rules in Lawrence, Massachusetts. According to officials, leaders of the drug trafficking ring are illegal immigrants who successfully sold significant quantities of heroin and fentanyl, triggering thousands […]

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  • Drug bust at Boston restaurant leads to five arrests

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 05-01-2017 Category: addiction, drug trafficking, opioid addiction Comment: 0

    Boston police recently arrested five people after a drug bust at a restaurant in Charlestown neighborhood of the city. During the raid, investigating officers managed to confiscate 1.5 kilograms of fentanyl, 29 plastic bags of cocaine and 10 bags of heroin, besides $7,144 in U.S. currency. Rafael Pimental, Juan Guerrero-Torres, Matea Sanchez, Rosselys Pimental-Melo and […]

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  • Stabbing investigation unearths illegal marijuana and cash in Boston

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 03-10-2017 Category: addiction, drug trafficking, marijuana Comment: 0

    Many cities across the state of Massachusetts with huge ethnic populations have become hotspots for drug trafficking and distribution. In the recent years, there has been a fourfold increase in the number of incidents involving drug abuse, especially heroin, as compared to the remaining states in the U.S. Even marijuana is gradually becoming a statewide […]

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  • Drug bust by Boston police led to arrest of 3

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 11-28-2016 Category: arrest, cocaine, Drug abuse, drug trafficking Comment: 0

    In America, the number of people using heroin for the first time is significantly high, driven by the availability of the drug on the streets. Even in the State of Massachusetts, where drug abuse is centered around heroin abuse, there has been a fourfold rise in overdose rate as compared to other states in the […]

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  • Boston police arrested a man for illegal possession of firearm and drugs

    By: dtrcblog-admin On: 10-25-2016 Category: addiction, cocaine, Drug abuse, drug trafficking Comment: 0

    Drug menace is rampant across the state of Massachusetts, showing little signs of slowing down. In a recent incident, Boston police arrested a man for his alleged involvement in multiple drug and gun charges. The accused, identified as Justin Cullinane,25, was stopped by the police at the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and San Juan Street […]

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