Commentary: State’s, nation’s drug problem is a ‘horrible scourge’

As everyone is aware, we not only have a serious drug problem in Delaware, but pervasive throughout United States. In November of 2017, I lost a loved one because of this horrible scourge, a cancer on America. From my own up close, chilling and shaken to the core personal experiences resulting in the most unfortunate, […]

Letter to the Editor: Prescription drug costs and Delaware seniors

A new proposal could reduce Delaware seniors’ pharmacy bills Delawareans spend lots on prescription drugs. Each year, the average resident spends about $1,500 on them, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Seniors face particularly high and unpredictable costs, since they generally need more medications than younger folks. Fortunately, a new proposal from the Department of […]

Drug arrest made at the Dover Inn

DOVER — A 40-year-old man was arrested on drug charges at the Dover Inn Wednesday morning, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. City police assisted Delaware Probation and Parole with an administrative search of Norman Singleton’s room at approximately 10:45 a.m., authorities said. Officers allegedly located 5.3 grams of crack cocaine packaged in […]

Letter to the Editor: End the war on drugs

As fall arrives, our youngsters continue to fall in violence in the streets. Alcohol did not create Al Capone; prohibition created Al Capone. At least twice a month I see an article or an editorial calling for “the” way to end the crazy, deadly shootings on city streets. The latest piece called for the clergy […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Substance abuse can have devastating effects on American families and communities. To promote the importance of ending and preventing substance abuse, President Trump declared October 2018 National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This month is dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of substance abuse to improve individual and community health. President Trump is calling on […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Our nation needs treatment

Our nation is plagued by several unsolved major systemic problems. Some are in the spotlight, like the War on Drugs and mass incarceration. But three recent front page stories, about the slayings of Molly Tibbett and the rape and murder of Celia Barquin Arozamena, the female golfer slain in broad daylight, and the remembrance of […]

Life’s rebound: From addiction to sobriety

GEORGETOWN — Chris Herren’s most significant rebound wasn’t one he made in college or professional basketball. It’s the one he is making in the game of life. Once one of the nation’s prized basketball recruits and the pride of Fall River, Massachusetts, Mr. Herren sacrificed family and basketball dreams for booze, pills and heroin in […]

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 […]