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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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Meth is back: Overshadowed by opioids, hospitalizations surge »

Friday December 14, 2018 - 1:27:55 pm | via The Barnstable Patriot »

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245 percent from 2008 to 2015, according…

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Communities strike back »

Sunday December 09, 2018 - 3:01:00 am | via Cape Cod Times Opinion »

Dennis, like many communities on the Cape and beyond, has faced the opioid crisis with a mixture of approaches. Treatment, policing, and community awareness all undoubtedly play an important role, but the town has recently expanded its attack to include a new front: filing suit against the companies…

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Hyannis man faces drug trafficking charges after investigation »

Friday December 07, 2018 - 8:48:40 pm | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

BARNSTABLE — A Hyannis man pleaded not guilty Friday in Barnstable District Court to charges of trafficking 174 grams of fentanyl and trafficking 24 grams of cocaine, according to court documents.Jonathan Cotell, 27, was held on a $50,000 bail, according to court documents.Since October,…

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HYTOWN-LAWRENCE FENTANYL CONNECTION: Cops say notorious Hyannis recidivist pulled over during weekly drug run with 175 grams of wholesale priced Fentanyl and 28 grams of coke… »

Friday December 07, 2018 - 8:12:52 pm | via Hyannis News »

HYANNIS – Detectives believe their target has been making trips to Lawrence and returning to the Cape with hundreds of grams of wholesale priced heroin/Fentanyl on a weekly basis. According to a Barnstable Police Department press statement, since October, their … Continue reading →

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Hyannis man facing multiple charges after two-month investigation »

Friday December 07, 2018 - 5:34:09 pm | via Cape Wide News »

HYANNIS – From Barnstable Police: Since October, members of the Barnstable Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Cape Cod DEA Office have been conducting a heroin and fentanyl distribution investigation targeting Jonathan Cotell (age 27 of Hyannis). During the investigation, Detectives learned…

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Hyannis man faces drug charges after search »

Thursday December 06, 2018 - 9:17:53 pm | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

BARNSTABLE — A 27-year-old Hyannis man appeared Thursday in Barnstable District Court for a pretrial hearing after being charged with possessing 5 grams of heroin with intent to distribute.Robert J. “Bookie” Perry Jr. was arrested May 4 when Barnstable police got a search warrant…

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Acton man gets probation in plea deal after Eastham crash »

Wednesday December 05, 2018 - 7:05:25 pm | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

ORLEANS — An Acton man was placed on 18 months probation Wednesday in Orleans District Court after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges after more than 200 grams of various drugs was found in a truck he was in that crashed in July in Eastham.Dante Vara, 25, entered a guilty plea to charges…

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West Yarmouth woman indicted on drug charges »

Wednesday December 05, 2018 - 3:07:45 pm | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

WEST YARMOUTH — One of two West Yarmouth residents arrested in June and charged with drug trafficking was indicted Friday by a Barnstable County grand jury.Barbara Collins, 33, was charged with trafficking 100-200 grams of cocaine and two counts of possession to distribute heroin.A month long…

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Former State Sen. Brian Joyce Died from an Overdose »

Wednesday December 05, 2018 - 12:10:32 pm | via NewsCenter »

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts chief medical examiner’s office says former state Sen. Brian Joyce died from an overdose of a medication commonly used to treat insomnia. The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday the 56-year-old died of acute pentobarbital intoxication, but they were unable…

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Alleged crack and heroin dealer arrested by YPD Proactive Anti-Crime Unit »

Monday December 03, 2018 - 2:56:25 pm | via Cape Wide News »

YARMOUTH – From Yarmouth Police: On Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8 PM, Members of the Yarmouth Police Department Proactive Anti-Crime Unit encountered two people inside a 1998 blue Buick Lesabre with Massachusetts in a supermarket parking lot in South Yarmouth. One of the subjects was found to…

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