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Below are the latest news articles mentioning heroin, fentanyl, Narcan, opioid or overdose from all the local Cape Cod news sources. Most of these stories should be related to recent heroin related arrests, heroin or fentanyl overdoses, opioid addiction and the use of Narcan on Cape Cod.

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Motor vehicle stop leads to seizure of fentanyl and suboxone »

Wednesday May 25, 2022 - 2:54:03 pm | via Cape Wide News »

YARMOUTH – On Tuesday May 24, 2022, at approximately 8:50 PM, Yarmouth Police Officers Mabe and Buttrick conducted a motor vehicle stop on Station Avenue in South Yarmouth. The vehicle, a 2007 Ford Escape, was being operated by a male identified as Larry Woolfolk from Hyannis. During the stop Officers…

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Sandwich Community Invited to Substance Use Disorders Forum »

Wednesday May 18, 2022 - 4:59:11 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

SANDWICH – A forum to support residents in Sandwich for topics related to substance use disorders will be held at the Sandwich Public Library on Wednesday, May 25. Concerns and comments from citizens regarding opioid use, fatalities due to drugs, and more will be heard as attendees aim to…

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US Overdose Deaths Hit Record 107,000 Last Year, CDC Says »

Thursday May 12, 2022 - 5:00:10 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

NEW YORK (AP) – More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, setting another tragic U.S. record. That translates to roughly one overdose death every 5 minutes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday released provisional data for 2021. The estimate marked a…

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Discussions Begin on How to Best Use Opioid Settlement Money »

Monday May 09, 2022 - 5:00:47 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

HYANNIS – The Regional Substance Addiction Coalition recently met to start talks about possible uses for money from an opioid settlement that Cape Cod towns will start receiving. Assistant Barnstable County Administrator Vaira Harek noted that although the RSAC can’t determine how funds are spent,…

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Falmouth Faith Forum Addressing Opioid Use »

Friday May 06, 2022 - 5:00:28 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

FALMOUTH – A faith community forum will take place in Falmouth to discuss opioid use and provide resources on overdose prevention.   The free event is open to the public and is hosted by the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study. It will be held at Saint Barnabas’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth.…

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Barnstable County Will Receive Opioid Settlement Funds »

Monday April 25, 2022 - 5:00:57 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

HYANNIS – Barnstable County will be receiving funds from an opioid settlement to compensate for the impact of the opioid crisis. Assistant County Administrator Vaira Harik said that funds from opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson along with three distributors are starting to flow to states that…

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AG Healey, Lawmakers Celebrate $525M for Fight Against Opioids »

Wednesday April 06, 2022 - 5:00:10 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

HYANNIS – Attorney General Maura Healey recently joined lawmakers and community leaders in celebrating $525 million in funds that have been secured to help fight the opioid epidemic.  The funds are part of a $26 billion resolution with the largest drug distributors in the nation: Cardinal,…

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YPD: HYANNIS FEMALE ARRESTED FOR TRAFFICKING FENTANYL »

Thursday March 31, 2022 - 5:07:40 pm | via Hyannis News »

[YARMOUTH PD MEDIA STATEMENT] YARMOUTH – On Wednesday March 30, 2022, at approximately 2:00 PM, law enforcement Investigators from the Yarmouth Police Department and Barnstable Police Department working with the DEA Cape Cod Resident Office, and the Massachusetts State Police … Continue reading…

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Hyannis woman arrested for trafficking fentanyl »

Thursday March 31, 2022 - 4:32:36 pm | via Cape Wide News »

YARMOUTH – On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at approximately 2:00 PM, law enforcement officers from the Yarmouth Police Department working with the DEA Cape Cod Resident Office, the Barnstable Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police served a search warrant at an apartment complex in Hyannis.…

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Purdue Pharma, US States Agree to New Opioid Settlement »

Friday March 04, 2022 - 5:00:04 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

WASHINGTON (AP) – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and virtually all U.S. states have agreed to a new settlement of opioid lawsuits. The deal reached Thursday would require members of the Sackler family who own the drugmaker to pay $5.5 billion to $6 billion in cash. That’s at least $1.2 billion…

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