Tag Archive: New Jersey


More information on the busted heroin operation that was serving New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said authorities arrested 15 people and seized three kilograms of bulk heroin worth more than $300,000 wholesale.

Authorities also netted nearly 500 bricks of the drug that were ready for resale and could fetch upward of $1 million.

The network operated out of a series of heroin mills and stash houses in Paterson, Chiesa said.

Police called this a sophisticated operation.

The Philly Inquirer and Jeremy Roebuck report that prosecutors are filing charges against several people after busting an alleged synthetic drug ring in Allentown.

Authorities seized Scooby Snax and Eight Baalz from J&L Wholesale Distributors in Allentown.

Prosecutors alleged the company supplied the illegal products and drug paraphernalia to gas stations and convenience stores in northern Montgomery County, the Lehigh Valley, Delaware, and New Jersey.

It’s great to see this crackdown. Just because there is a law, doesn’t mean the people profiting off these products will adhere to it!

Great work by authorities in Pennsylvania.

PCP Rears its’ Ugly Head.

Authorities are talking about the role of PCP use in two violent crimes.

PCP is a rarely talked about drug, a powerful hallucinogen well past it’s hey day.

You want to score drugs? Sure there’s marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and heroin in full supply.

But PCP is not a common drug. Teens aren’t experimenting with it, and it’s not typically found on drug dealers, and in major drug busts.

But there have been some eerie and violent encounters recently and the people identified in the crimes say they have used “wet.” Wet, leek, or dip can either be a joint mixed with PCP or a joint dipped in embalming fluid.

Two violent attacks in New Jersey in the last few weeks have resulted in the deaths of two kids, while a third child clings to life.

NJ.com takes a look at the cases in a story that can be found HERE.

The only thing worse than a death related to an overdose, is when the death could have been prevented.

Teensavers is applauding the work of Senator Joe Vitale (D-Middlesex.)

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A new law, proposed by the Senator, is in the works that would give immunity to 9-1-1 callers who are present when someone they are with overdoses.

Citing the death of comedian Greg Giraldo, the New Jersey newssite NJ.com, breaks down the proposed law.

Teensavers believes this is a much needed law across the entire country.

It’s not just the rich and famous who die like Giraldo. Teens, fearing arrest, often bail when one of their friends overdoses.

Not only should more Good Samaritan Emergency Response Acts be proposed, but they need to be publicized to let teens know that they won’t be in trouble for trying to save a friend’s life.

New Jersey 101.5 Radio station is airing a 5 part series all this week on the teen drug crisis in that state.

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And while you may not live in New Jersey, the numbers will open your eyes to the problem that is growing in America.

You can read the first installment of the series from Stacy Proebstle by clicking HERE.

 

He rose to fame with his six pack abs and Jersey Shore smile and a nickname that stuck.

But Mike “the Situaiton” Sorrentino is opening up about his pill addiction. He is speaking out to In Style magazine about his Oxycodone addiction.

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Sorrentino is not alone in his need for pills.

He is one of the few who got a hold of his addiction before it spiraled into heroin abuse.

You can read more about Sorrentno’s Situation by clicking here.

Ron Gronkowski, the mammoth touchdown scoring Tight End from the New England Patriots, scored a touchdown with the Buffalo community by helping knock out teen drug use.
Gronkowski, his family’s Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and G&G Fitness — owned by father Gordy Gronkowski — have teamed up with the DEA, the New York-New Jersey High Intensity Drug Area program and the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation to outfit a Buffalo, New York treatment facility with $30,000 in workout equipment.
Gronkwoski grew up in the area, and both he and his family are paying back the community by refurbishing a gym. The goal is to keep kids active and from from drugs.
Gronkowski told NESN about his desire to keep kids active. “When you’re growing up, you need to stay around people who are headed in the right direction and stay away from people who will take you in the wrong direction,” Gronkowski said. “I’m very proud to be involved with [Renaissance Campus], where we can help kids do the right thing by staying away from the wrong things.”
The Teensavers Team applauds the Gronkowski family and all of the groups involved to make this possible. Too many kids turn to drugs when they don’t have a drug-free environment to spend their time.

Teensavers parent alert.

A new study is out today and it sheds light on a growing problem in our middle schools. Parents acknowledge that more kids are turning to prescription drugs.

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The study was a statewide survey conducted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey found New Jersey. It polled parents who estimate that approximately three in ten middle school students are abusing prescription or over-the-counter drugs (26%).

The PDFNJ annual Tracking Study of Parent Attitude and Behavior in Alcohol and Drug Abuse, found that about eight in ten parents feel that kids get prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of medicine cabinets, either from their own home medicine cabinet (68%) or from a friend’s medicine cabinet (11%).

Parents are taking steps to limit their child’s exposure to unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.

  • Four in ten (39%) parents have taken an inventory of their prescription and OTC medicine in the past two months, with the majority (60%) not having done so.
  • Just about one in five (17%) of parents say they have disposed of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine at a local disposal site
  • Two in five parents (44%) have disposed of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine in their household trash.
  • One in four (23%) have flushed unwanted/expired medicine down a sink or drain.
  • Just about one in ten (9%) lock their medicine cabinet.

These findings are consistent with the message of the PDFNJ’s American Medicine Chest Challenge, a statewide public health media campaign designed to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse and the steps necessary to prevent it within their home.

The study finds that the number of New Jersey parents who report having expired medicines in their home has dropped from 42% to 35%, suggesting perhaps that the campaign to safely disposed of unused, unwanted or expired medicine in home has had some effect.

Click HERE for the rest of the story from NJtoday.com

New Jersey’s Attorney General has had enough.

Jeffrey Chiesa says that the states ban on synthetic marijuana is so serious, that they will prosecute anyone possessing or using the substance as if they were using the real deal.

“Today we are ending this dangerous game played by drug dealers,” Chiesa said at a news conference.

He told the public that there are no gray areas, selling or distributing these substances is crystal clear, “We are making unambiguously clear that, if a synthetic chemical is being sold because it mimics the effects of marijuana, the dealer is committing a crime.”

New Jersey is the fourth state to criminalize any variation of the products, known by many names, such as k2, spice, ivory wave, and bath salts.

The chemicals have hundreds of  400 variations and are considered a controlled and dangerous substance on par with cocaine or heroin.  Manufacturing, selling, or possessing the drugs is now a third-degree crime.  The maximum sentence is five years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

If you are unfamiliar with the products, teen are ingesting them as a way to get around using marijuana, which can be detected in drug tests.   The products are some kind of herb and sprayed or soaked in a chemical solution that mimics the effects of marijuana.

Numerous kids have died using these products, and thousands more have been sickened by them.  They report hallucinations, chest pains, and heart issues.

Parents need to talk to their children about the dangers of these products, as sellers continue to stock their store shelves with them in nearly every state.    And while police have stepped up their enforcement, it’s virtually impossible to confiscate all pieces of these products.