Tag: Heroin

Proposed Maryland bill to criminalize distribution of heroin or fentanyl  

Lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly are hearing bills to prohibit the distribution of heroin and fentanyl without lawful authority to do so.  Victoria & Scottie’s Law is named in honor of two individuals who died from fentanyl overdoses. The bill would impose up to 20 years of imprisonment on anyone convicted of selling these substances that lead to serious bodily injury or death.

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Deaths mount in Maryland’s heroin epidemic: an interactive map

Heroin deaths have increased across age groups, races and gender, and in all regions of the state. In early 2015, Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and created a task force to investigate the epidemic and bolster the state’s response. Here, a series of graphics based on data from the Heroin & Opioid Emergency Task Force’s 2014 interim report illustrate the heroin crisis in Maryland.

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