drugs http://nhpr.org en Manchester Police Ensnare 30 Low-Level Heroin Dealers In Sweep http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-ensnare-30-low-level-heroin-dealers-sweep <p>Over the last two days, police in Manchester arrested 30 street-level heroin dealers. Three were on Wednesday and at least 27 on Thursday&nbsp;since 5 o’clock in the morning.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:23:34 +0000 Ryan Lessard 43897 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Ensnare 30 Low-Level Heroin Dealers In Sweep Hassan Reiterates Opposition To Legal Pot, Wants More Drug Treatment http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-reiterates-opposition-legal-pot-wants-more-drug-treatment <p>Governor Maggie Hassan, during her State of the State Address, criticized efforts to legalize marijuana. Hassan expressed concerns about New Hampshire’s current drug problem.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:51:04 +0000 Ryan Lessard 43144 at http://nhpr.org Marijuana Legalization: Is N.H. Next? http://nhpr.org/post/marijuana-legalization-nh-next <p>Those hoping for the legalization of marijuana in New Hampshire now say they have momentum on their side, coming from several different directions. First, after years of defeats, supporters saw their first real victory in the Granite State last year when medicinal pot was voted into law. Second, marijuana legalization has now passed in two states, Colorado and Washington. And third, a new legalization bill this year passed the house by a slim margin. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy & Faith Meixell 42644 at http://nhpr.org Marijuana Legalization: Is N.H. Next? In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-network-help-opiate-addicted-mothers It came as a surprise to many people when Vermont's governor recently devoted his entire 2014 <a href="http://governor.vermont.gov/newsroom-state-of-state-speech-2013">State of the State address</a> to what he called a "full-blown heroin crisis."<p>While it may not fit Vermont's bucolic image, the state's addiction problem has long been acknowledged. And as the state has expanded treatment, it's also been coming to grips with one of the most difficult and emotional aspects of the issue: addicted mothers.<p>Between 2005 and 2010, the number of babies with symptoms of opioid exposure tripled. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Steve Zind 42591 at http://nhpr.org In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers Salem Confronts Three Drug Overdoses http://nhpr.org/post/salem-confronts-three-drug-overdoses <p>Police in Salem are investigating three drug overdoses in the city, less than a week after <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/heroin-use-nh-has-it-affected-where-you-live" target="_blank">a similar series of overdoses in Portsmouth</a>.</p><p>On Tuesday police in Salem found a man unconscious and not breathing. He was revived at a local hospital. They believe he is acquainted with a couple found in a similar state in a vehicle on Monday.</p><p>New Hampshire has seen a growing number of heroin deaths and overdoses in recent months.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 42599 at http://nhpr.org Portsmouth Police Arrest Ninth Suspect In Alleged Heroin Ring http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-police-arrest-ninth-suspect-alleged-heroin-ring <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Portsmouth police say they've made a ninth arrest in connection with a months-long heroin ring investigation. &nbsp;</span></div><div>The ninth suspect--21-year old Chelsea Glover of Milton--was arrested Friday night on charges of selling heroin. She was being held on $5,000 bail. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Seven other people have been charged with felony-level drug offenses. One was charged with misdemeanor trespassing. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:16:38 +0000 Associated Press 38678 at http://nhpr.org N.H. High School Asks Parents To Join 'Molly' Conversation http://nhpr.org/post/nh-high-school-asks-parents-join-molly-conversation <p></p><p>A New Hampshire high school has sent out an email to parents asking them to talk to their children about the party drug "Molly," which has been linked to two college student deaths.</p><p>School officials said they have not seen any evidence of Molly, considered a slang reference to the drug Ecstasy, on campus at Pembroke Academy. But they said they want the parents of their 875 students to know more about the drug.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:35:40 +0000 Associated Press 34819 at http://nhpr.org N.H. High School Asks Parents To Join 'Molly' Conversation Manchester Police Seize Record Amount Of Heroin http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-seize-record-amount-heroin <p>Manchester police have seized the largest amount of heroin in the city’s history.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:10:19 +0000 Ryan Lessard 34064 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Seize Record Amount Of Heroin Infographic: Drugs In The Queen City http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-drugs-queen-city <p>With any black market, it's impossible to track the full extent of its reach. One way to estimate the relative quantity of various drugs in the city is to track undercover drug buys and seizures by the police department. This system of measurement, however, is an imperfect science; large busts (see: cocaine, 2009) skew numbers for a particular year, throwing off the curve, and budgetary and tactical considerations can restrict potential drug buys.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:02:02 +0000 Sara Plourde 33255 at http://nhpr.org Infographic: Drugs In The Queen City The Real Life Walter White? http://nhpr.org/post/real-life-walter-white <p><em><a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad" target="_blank">Breaking Bad</a></em> follows a high school science teacher who cooks up meth with a former student, kicking off a fast slide into murder, extortion and unsavory partnerships as a bona fide drug lord. Too crazy to be true…right? Well, maybe not. In 2011, police in California arrested Stephen Kinzey; professor by day, outlaw biker and meth distributor by night. Kinzey has been out on bail since his initial arrest. The preliminary hearing to determine whether or not the case against him is strong enough to go to trial was scheduled for June, it’s since been delayed.</p><p><strong>Natasha Vargas-Cooper </strong><a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/natashavc/inside-the-life-and-crimes-of-the-real-life-walter-94kb" target="_blank">wrote about the real-life Walter White for BuzzFeed</a>, and took the time to talk with us. She’s also a frequent contributor to <em>The Atlantic</em>, and <em>The New York Times</em> among others.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:48:10 +0000 Virginia Prescott 32653 at http://nhpr.org The Real Life Walter White? Drugs, Murder, And Music: The Narco-Corrido http://nhpr.org/post/drugs-murder-and-music-narco-corrido <p>Los Tigres del Norte’s 1972 breakthrough hit, “Contrabando y Traicion” – is a song which, despite its cheery tone and instrumentation, tells the dark tale of two lovers trafficking marijuana in the tires of their car…a story that ends in betrayal and murder.&nbsp; &nbsp;The song is what is called a “narco-corrido”, or drug ballad.&nbsp; After returning from a two-year stint teaching grade-school in one of the most dangerous parts of Honduras, <strong>Ted Griswold </strong>and<strong> Chris Valdes </strong>find themselves wanting to return… they’re raising funds on <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/the-sound-of-sangre/the-sound-of-sangre-a-feature-length-documentary" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> for a documentary film about Honduras’ most famous underground drug-ballad band, Los Plebes de Olancho.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:11:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 32551 at http://nhpr.org Drugs, Murder, And Music: The Narco-Corrido How A Particle Physicist Became A Drug Smuggler http://nhpr.org/post/how-particle-physicist-became-drug-smuggler <P>In a story riddled with cliché, world renowned&nbsp;particle&nbsp;physicist, Paul Frampton, was arrested in&nbsp;a Buenos Aires Airport last year for checking a bag stuffed with&nbsp;a half&nbsp;million dollars full of cocaine. Like a CSI plot gone off the rails,&nbsp;his explanation defied common sense:&nbsp;his online girlfriend/Czech bikini model forgot it at the airport and asked him to bring to her. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:31:12 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23603 at http://nhpr.org How A Particle Physicist Became A Drug Smuggler Will the Medical Marijuana Debate Return to the Granite State? http://nhpr.org/post/will-medical-marijuana-debate-return-granite-state <p>The rest of New England now allows use of marijuana for certain health conditions.&nbsp; And with a Governor-elect saying she’s open to the idea here….supporters are feeling hopeful.&nbsp; But opponents still have many concerns, among them: that medical marijuana would be hard to control, encouraging use by those who aren’t even sick.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 17556 at http://nhpr.org Will the Medical Marijuana Debate Return to the Granite State? International Drug Bust Has Local Ties http://nhpr.org/post/international-drug-bust-has-local-ties <p></p><p>The Department of Justice announced a major drug bust today involving members of a Mexican cartel.&nbsp;</p><p>Undercover agents from the FBI and Boston Police Department tracked the suspects for three years as part of Operation Dark Water. Posing as European drug traffickers, they met with members of the Sinaloa Cartel at undisclosed locations in New Hampshire, Florida and the Virgin Islands.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:23:52 +0000 Todd Bookman 12183 at http://nhpr.org International Drug Bust Has Local Ties Hospitals Go High Tech to Secure Drugs http://nhpr.org/post/hospitals-go-high-tech-secure-drugs <p>Denis Fortier is Director of Pharmacy at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. When he started in the field 30 years ago, that job involved loading carts with Dixie cups full of prescriptions. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 8757 at http://nhpr.org Hospitals Go High Tech to Secure Drugs