Rise Of Overdose Deaths In AmericaOn WCCO Sunday Morning, Esme Murphy spoke with Lexi Reed Holtum of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation about the rise of overdose deaths in America, as recently highlighted in the New York Times
Man Convicted In Duluth Woman's Synthetic Drug DeathAn Eveleth man was found guilty Thursday in the overdose death of a 21-year-old woman in 2013. The St. Louis County Attorney's Office says Bryan Joseph Hodapp, 27, was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Krystal Wicklund.
Emotional Outbursts Follow Alexandria Woman's Murder SentencingAn Alexandria woman learned Friday she will spend more than seven years in prison for the murder of a man she loved. Jason Nyberg died in September inside the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault after 34-year-old Melissa Guillette smuggled in methamphetamine and passed it to him.
Eden Prairie Police: 2 Die From Heroin Overdose, 1 Saved Due To NaloxoneEden Prairie police say two people are dead after overdosing on heroin in the past month. Meanwhile, police say another person who overdosed was saved by a heroin antidote.
Wis. Senate Panel To Take Up 3 Anti-Heroin BillsA legislative committee is poised to vote on three anti-heroin bills. The Senate's health committee is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would require opiate dispensers to enter prescriptions in a statewide database within 24 hours;
Police: Woman In Custody After Faribault Inmate's Fatal Meth OverdoseAn Alexandria woman is accused of smuggling methamphetamine into a Faribault jail, leading to the overdose death of an inmate. Faribault police say an inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility Faribault was found dead in their cell on Sept. 5. An autopsy found that they had died from a meth overdose.
Dayton Declares Monday Minnesota Overdose Awareness DayIn honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed August 31 as Minnesota Overdose Awareness Day.
Albert Lea Inmate Charged In Teen's Overdose DeathA 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday with third-degree murder for the overdose death of an Albert Lea teen. Dustin Charles Chenevert, also from Albert Lea, is charged with the Feb. 28 death of 18-year-old Colton Jayce Poplow, who was found dead by his father and a friend in a South St. Paul hotel room.
Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband's Overdose DeathA Newport woman pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder in the methadone-overdose death of her husband in 2013, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's office. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Marie Johnson is accused of injecting her husband -- 32-year-old Dennis Parmuat -- with a fatal dose of her methadone in the early morning of March 30, 2013.
Overdose Death Has North Dakota Police Reviewing Drug CasesAn overdose death from a powerful synthetic morphine has Grand Forks police wondering if other people who've been sickened by drugs in the past six months have taken the substance.
Alleged Suppliers See Murder Charges In Heroin Overdose CaseHennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman called a news conference Wednesday morning to talk about the impact of heroin in the suburbs.
Major Mpls. Heroin Ring Busted And ‘Out Of Business’Local and federal law enforcement credit a cooperative effort for busting a Chicago-based drug gang that made ordering a bag of heroin as simple as placing a phone call. "This was a 24-hour-a-day, retail-sales heroin operation," said United States Attorney Andy Luger. "The way this would work is you would call one of two different phone numbers that were known as dispatch phone numbers -- almost like you were calling a cab or you were ordering food."