SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Opioid crisis

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. On his Facebook page, Sen. Thomas Carper discussed the Senate overwhelmingly approving legislation that includes two bipartisan bills he co-authored to combat the opioid crisis. “This epidemic demands that we work together […]

Drug charges follow Harbeson shooting by DSP trooper

HARBESON — Two men were arrested on drug charges following a search warrant entrance that resulted in a 50-year-old paraplegic man being shot to death by police Tuesday, authorities said. Andrew Knox, 82, and Andrew A. Ayers, 54, were charged with multiple felonies after Delaware State Police ended a three week investigation into alleged illegal […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Drug deaths

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. It was reported this week that eight people have died from suspected overdoses in a four-day span across the state, causing the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services leader to urge […]

Dover drug investigation results in two arrests

DOVER — Two arrests were made in the conclusion of a drug investigation in the 900 block of Simon Circle Wednesday morning, Dover Police said. Maurice Butler, 26, and Mary Honey, 18, were taken into custody without incident at 6:02 a.m. by the Dover Police Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit in conjunction with the […]

Man charged with operating mobile meth lab

DOVER — An early morning traffic stop Monday led to discovery of a mobile meth lab, Delaware State Police said. Police said a trooper noticed a truck make an improper lane change on U.S. Route 13/North Dupont Highway at approximately 1:22 a.m. and pulled the vehicle over. The driver and sole occupant, 28-year-old Richard H. […]

Sussex County receives warning following spike in heroin deaths

NEW CASTLE — With more than half of the deaths from suspected overdoses occurring in Sussex County so far this month, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is urging the community to be aware of the uptick and also is warning people in active substance use in Sussex County and […]

Maryland men charged with drug offenses

  GEORGETOWN — Two Maryland men were charged with drug offenses after a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop, Delaware State Police said. Spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the alleged incident occurred at approximately 4:37 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to the area of DuPont Boulevard, north of Georgetown, for a red vehicle bearing Maryland registration […]

COMMENTARY: Community project focusing on the Delaware drug epidemic

There is a crisis in Delaware. Is it violence, shootings, drunk driving or distracted driving? The drug addiction crisis far exceeds all of these. The death toll is incredible. Nationally, 64,000 overdose deaths occurred in 2016. The economic toll is 504 billion dollars. Delaware ranks above the national average in overdose deaths. In 2016, more […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: AstraZeneca committed to patient access

I think I speak for many at AstraZeneca who come to work every day to help patients lead longer, healthier lives when I share I was disheartened to see a letter questioning our dedication. (“Here’s where to start in fighting the drug war.”, June 6) AstraZeneca reached out to support the author on several occasions. […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s where to start in fighting the drug war

Over the past few weeks I have heard that President Trump wants to seriously address the national drug problem and severely punish drug dealers. Although I have never been a big Trump fan, I commend him on his efforts with this project and wish him well. Might I suggest that he starts in our own […]