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Salem-News.com (Jul-19-2014 07:12)

Portland Woman Shoots Up Heroin with Child Inside Car

The child, in good health, was taken into protective custody.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Adrianna Marie Vandehey Portland Police arrested a Portland woman Friday afternoon after an alert passerby saw her shooting up heroin with a child inside the car as well.

Portland Police spokesman Stg. Pete Simpson says an officer was flagged down at Southwest 4th Avenue and Harrison Street, after someone spotted the woman inside a parked car shooting up drugs with a child inside.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-14-2014 14:56)

3 Arrested in McMinnville Drug Raid

The case is ongoing and further charges and arrests are anticipated.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore. ) - Daniel Joseph Martin Mug Shot On Saturday, at about 5:00 a.m, McMinnville Officers and Yamhill County Sheriff's Office deputies served a search warrant for narcotics at 2400 SE Stratus Avenue #88.

The basis of the warrant was information provided by citizens that had noted apparent drug activity occurring at that residence or with the resident, 32-year-old Daniel Joseph Martin.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-13-2014 14:35)

National Conspiracy Involved in Prescription Painkiller/Heroin Epidemic by FDA

And again I ask -- how many pharma pockets was the FDA picking while they put blinders on their eyes and allowed this national conspiracy to ravage the U.S. and Canada?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - OxyContin and Money My recent articles have referred to lawsuits filed by Santa Clara and Orange Counties, California and Chicago, Illinois against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and several other pharmaceutical companies.

A highlight of the lawsuits references "Defendants" Marketing of Opioids for Long-Term Use to Treat Chronic Non-Cancer Pain was False, Misleading, Imbalanced, and Unsupported by Science."

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Salem-News.com (Jul-10-2014 22:30)

Police Identify Body Found in South Salem Park

The man was found in the parks popular 9-hole disc golf course on the evening of July 2.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Woodmansee Park Salem Police have identified the man found dead inside Woodmansee Park in south Salem on July 2.

Salem Police spokesman Lt. Steve Birr says 27-year-old Andrew Betts, a transient, died from an accidental overdose of heroin.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-10-2014 07:38)

Oregon Grandmother Sentenced After Toddler Drank Meth Laced Tea

The young child is home and is going fine after the incident. Toddler

(RIVERSIDE, Calif. ) - Cynthia Ann Watson A grandmother whose 2-year-old granddaughter drank methamphetamine laced tea has pleaded guilty to child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports 51-year-old Cynthia Ann Watson entered the pleas Tuesday in a Riverside County court. She was sentenced to 60 days in custody, including 43 days in a work-release program.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-03-2014 19:09)

Man Killed in Northeast Salem Stabbing

Video by Jerry Freeman Salem-News.com.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Oregon Stabbing Salem-News.com was the first on the scene and to report that Salem Police were investigating a fatal stabbing in the 4700 block of Niles Ave NE Thursday afternoon.

One witness tells Salem-News.com that Salem police officers and Salem firefighters tried valiantly to safe the victim by performing CPR and rendering other medical aid, but they were not successful.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 21:05)

Oregon Grandmother in Jail After Toddler Drinks Meth Laced Tea

The child is back home with family and expected to make a full recovery.

(GARNER VALLEY, Calif. ) - Cynthia Watson An Oregon grandmother who authorities said made a cup of methamphetamine-laced tea while visiting family in California is facing a felony child endangerment charge after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank the concoction and was hospitalized.

51-year-old Cynthia Watson, of the Portland area, was charged on Monday with felony child endangerment and possession of methamphetamine, and was due in court on Wednesday, Riverside County Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Alberto Martinez said.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 16:55)

California and Illinois Sue Pharma for Opioid Epidemic

Why are the other 48 states so reluctant to follow their lead?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - oxycontin abuse For the past 12 years I have been exposing Purdue Pharma for criminally marketing their highly addictive opioid, OxyContin to the medical profession and patients through their physician spokespersons and funded pain foundations.

I have long written for Salem-News.com on the individuals responsible for the epidemic of opioids/heroin in the U.S. and Canada.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 06:45)

Large Amounts of Meth and Herion Seized in Polk County

During the investigation, police seized nearly 2 pounds of methamphetamine and over 2 ounces of heroin.

(DALLAS, Ore. ) - Meth and Money The Polk County Inter-Agency Narcotics Team on Thursday, completed several drug investigations that began earlier this month.

And one thing was consistent between all of them, large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin where being distributed throughout the non-incorporated parts of Polk County and also in the cities of West Salem, Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and Grand Ronde.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-26-2014 21:35)

Report Says U.S. Marijuana Use, Treatment on the Rise

It was still too early to understand the impact of recent legalization moves in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado and the South American country of Uruguay.

(NEW YORK) - marijuana plants More Americans are consuming cannabis as their perception of the health risks declines, the U.N. drugs agency said on Thursday, suggesting liberalization may further increase its use among the young.

In a finding that could feed into an international debate on the decriminalization of marijuana, it said more people around the world, including in North America, were seeking treatment for cannabis-related disorders.

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