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Connecticut Eases Penalties For Most Drug Possession Crimes

Connecticut’s drug laws will go from some of the most draconian in the country to some of the most lenient this fall when most drug possession crimes are reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, a change that’s increasingly finding common ground between Democrats and Republicans.

06/30/2015

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NY Drug Ring Busted; $11M In Heroin Seized

Federal and local authorities have busted a Bronx-based drug ring that they say supplied huge amounts of heroin to Connecticut and other northeastern states.

05/20/2014

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State Rise In Heroin Use ‘Unlike Anything’

Numerous states, including Connecticut, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.

04/05/2014

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New Heroin Drug Becoming Rampant In State

It’s stamped “New World Heroin” and is laced with Fentanyl, making it 80 times more potent than Morphine and creating even more deadly side effects.

02/25/2014