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Riverhead drug dealer pleads guilty to manslaughter, heroin sale in fatal overdose

John Brophy, 49, who with LaShawn Lawrence, 35, of Greenport, was accused of dealing heroin cut with fentanyl that caused the overdose death of a man in Riverhead last September, pleaded guilty last week to criminal sale of a narcotic drug and second-degree manslaughter.

Man charged with allowing drug sales out of Lincoln Street auto repair shop enters plea deal

Bryan Hale, 52, of Flanders, has entered a plea deal with prosecutors. He was indicted in March with two men who knowingly sold a lethal mix of heroin and fentanyl, resulting in a fatal overdose in Riverhead in September 2018, according to prosecutors.

DA Sini brings manslaughter charges in overdose death of Riverhead man

Three men accused of dealing heroin cut with fentanyl are facing multiple narcotics charges, with two of them charged with manslaughter in the overdose death of a Riverhead man in September.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency deploys six opioid enforcement teams, one on Long Island, to combat heroin and fentanyl

Following the president's declaration of a national public health emergency concerning opioid abuse and addiction, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency announced it is deploying six special enforcement teams to combat trafficking in heroin, fentanyl and the violence associated with drug trafficking in six communities “facing significant challenges with heroin and fentanyl."

Suffolk D.A. announces ‘dismantling’ of two major drug networks on East End

A major investigation has led to the dismantling of two drug distribution networks on the East End and the arrest of 14 people, including three...

As Suffolk leads state in opioid deaths and Narcan saves, lawmakers call for more emphasis on prevention and treatment

Suffolk County has the ignoble distinction of poster child in New York’s spiraling heroin crisis. Suffolk had the highest number of opioid-related deaths — and the number of heroin overdose deaths specifically — among all 62 counties in N.Y. from 2009 to 2013.

No more paper scripts: Doctors required to send prescriptions electronically to pharmacies starting next week

The law is intended to cut down the number of fraudulent and stolen prescriptions, which will in turn combat prescription drug abuse, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Cops: Pair possessed heroin, cocaine, crack, suboxone, scale and packaging in vehicle stopped for missing plate

Southampton Town Police said two passengers in a vehicle stopped for a traffic infraction had drugs, packaging, scale and a lot of cash in their possession.

Cops: ‘Semiconscious’ driver who hit police vehicle head-on had heroin and a used hypodermic needle in car

The 37-year-old East Quogue man whose SUV crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a Riverhead police vehicle, was found 'semiconscious at the scene and treated with the heroin overdose reversal drug Narcan by EMS.

Heroin: How you can tell if someone you love is using and what to do about it

Here's a rundown of the signs and symptoms of heroin use, places to turn for help if someone you care about is using, plus an explanation of how an overdose happens and how naloxone reverses it.