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Vehicle Crashes Into Side Of Library In Downtown Duluth

Authorities are investigating after a vehicle crashed into the side of a library in downtown Duluth. According to police, the vehicle rolled through an intersection Tuesday afternoon and crashed into the Duluth Public Library. Two 20-year-old women inside the vehicle weren’t injured in the crash, but police say they were taken to a hospital for treatment of apparent drug overdoses.

02/25/2015

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Man Charged In Synthetic Drug Death Of Duluth Woman

A 27-year-old Eveleth man faces third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the synthetic drug-related death of a Duluth woman in 2013. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Joseph Hodapp is accused of supplying 21-year-old Leann Wicklund with the substance called 25I-NBOMe, a psychedelic synthetic drug, on Aug. 30, 2013.

02/17/2015

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Man Accused In Wife’s Fatal Drug OD Enters Plea Deal

A northern Minnesota man has entered a plea deal in his wife’s drug overdose death last year. Forty-nine-year-old Terry Wayne Richards of Grand Rapids pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter.

02/02/2015

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Police: 3 Dead Of Drug ODs In Duluth Area

Police in the Duluth area say three people recently have died of drug overdoses.

12/01/2014

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Overdose Linked To Stolen Meds From Starbuck Drug Store

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the theft of about 1,800 potent prescription pills and pain patches that are connected to a drug overdose in Stevens County. The medications, including some oral solutions, were stolen last Tuesday from Samuelson’s Drug Store in Starbuck.

09/23/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged In Wife’s Overdose Death

Prosecutors have charged a northern Minnesota man with murder in his wife’s drug overdose death.

09/22/2014

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5 Charged In 17-Year-Old Girl’s Drug Overdose Death

Two adults and three juveniles have been charged in connection to a Woodbury teen’s death earlier this year, the Washington County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

05/28/2014

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Twin Cities Drug Abuse Expert Reacts To Hoffman’s Death

The news of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death sent a shock wave through social media Sunday — and re-opened the dialogue of drug abuse and addiction.

02/02/2014

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3 Arrested After Woodbury Girl Dies From Drug Overdose

Three teenagers face murder charges after a girl overdosed at a Woodbury, Minn. home last weekend. Woodbury Police responded to a home located on the 3000 block of Commonwealth Avenue at 9:10 a.m. Saturday morning after someone reported a 17-year-old girl who was unresponsive.

01/16/2014

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Oakdale Woman Charged In Man’s Overdose Death

A 21-year-old Oakdale woman is accused of providing methadone to a 23-year-old man who overdosed and died on Aug. 1, 2012.

01/10/2013

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ND Man Pleads Guilty In Synthetic Drug Overdose

A North Dakota teen has pleaded guilty to dealing synthetic drugs that led to the overdose death of a Grand Forks teen.

Wesley Sweeney, of Manvel, appeared Friday in federal court. He pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs that resulted in death.

08/31/2012

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Woman Charged With Murder After Drug Overdose In Rogers

A 32-year-old Rogers woman has been charged with two felonies after her 32-year-old boyfriend died of a drug overdose back in February, according to authorities.

04/19/2012

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Minn. Nursing Home Charged With Neglect After Patient OD

An Owatonna nursing home is being charged with neglect after a patient was mistakenly given too much of an anti-anxiety medication, died and the facility didn’t recognize the overdose until two days later.

12/02/2011

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Medical Examiner: Man Died From Meth Overdose

A man who was arrested in St. Paul on Oct. 6 after a disturbance and subsequently collapsed died of an overdose of methamphetamine, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Thursday.

11/10/2011

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Autopsy Results Pending In Synthetic Drug Death

The murder trial of a 21-year-old man who allegedly provided a synthetic drug that led to a fatal overdose at a party in Blaine is being postponed because final autopsy results on the victim are still pending.

10/28/2011

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Man Who Sued Sheriff Dies Of Drug Overdose

An Owatonna man who sued a Mower County sheriff’s sergeant alleging excessive force during his arrest has died.

09/28/2011

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Services Thursday For Man Who Took Drug, Died

Funeral services are being held for the Coon Rapids man who died last week after inhaling a synthetic drug.

03/24/2011

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Drugs Seen In Mass Overdose Seen At Hennepin Poison Center

It’s known by several names including: 2 C-E and Europa. Officials say you can buy the drug online legally, and it has the same effect as the drug Ecstasy. Wednesday night it was responsible for the death of a 19-year-old man and the hospitalization of 10 other young people in Blaine.

03/18/2011

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Couple Found Dead In Twin Cities Suburb ID’d

Police are investigating the deaths of a couple found in a suburban Twin Cities home.

02/22/2011

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Wife Dies, Husband Treated In Possible Drug Overdose

Police are investigating after a woman was found dead and her husband in need of medical assistance in a Cottage Grove apartment.

01/06/2011

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