Bridgeville man charged following crash

HARRINGTON — A 21-year-old Bridgeville man was arrested on multiple criminal and traffic charges following an early morning crash Sunday. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said Brandon L. Palmer was contacted at approximately 4:10 a.m. after a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 13 in the area of Winkler Road in Harrington. He was […]

Bridgeville man charged with drug offenses

BRIDGEVILLE — A 42-year-old Bridgeville man was charged with drug offenses after Delaware State Police Governors Task Force and Probation and Parole officers responded to a residence in the 11000 block of Evans Drive for a criminal investigation, authorities said. Police said Jerome W. Charleston was the lone resident upon arrival. Approximately 6.279 grams of […]

State plans opioid treatment expansion with proceeds from drug tax

DOVER — It can be very easy to forget these days that COVID-19 isn’t the only public health crisis raging across the country. Americans continue to die from drug overdoses, particularly using opioids, and the dangers and stress posed by the coronavirus make many reluctant or unable to get help and more likely to use. […]

Lewes man arrested on fifth DUI offense

REHOBOTH BEACH — On the night of Saturday, December 26, the Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Benjamin Buckley of Lewes for his fifth DUI and other charges. At around 10:24 p.m. that night, officers responded to a reported overdose in the parking lot of the Walmart at 18922 Rehoboth Mall Boulevard according to a press […]

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed Tuesday points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and by […]

Delawareans offered chance to order free Narcan by mail

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health announced last week that Delawareans struggling with addiction can now order free naloxone by mail. Increasing access to naloxone is critical to preventing overdose deaths as more people are struggling with anxiety, depression and financial stress stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Drug arrests made after Rehoboth stop

REHOBOTH BEACH – Two drug arrests were made during a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Christopher Boone, 31, of Lincoln, was driving a vehicle stopped at approximately 3:45 in the area of 19000 Coastal Highway, authorities said. The vehicle had a large crack in the center of […]

FDA approves remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV. The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days — from 15 days to 10 on average — in a large study led by […]

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to three criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday. The company will plead guilty to three counts, including […]

Chance to safely dispose of prescription drugs coming later this month

On Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Delawareans will have the opportunity to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs as part of the National Take-Back Initiative. The program, part of a partnership between the Delaware State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration, is an opportunity for people to prevent pill abuse and theft by […]

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