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Authorities smashed up a multi-million dollar cocaine ring that sent drugs from the Big Apple north to upstate communities.

Cocaine still thrives in communities. Get the test that detects cocaine use. The 3-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit at Rite Aid

State Attorney General Eric Scheiderman announced that 39 people are charged in connection with today’s early morning raids in Cortland, Syracuse and New York City.

The amount of cocaine seized during today’s arrests had a street value of $1 million dollars.

The investigation was underway for nearly a year.

It’s great to see law enforcement act on tips and flush out these drug dealers.

There are numerous drug connections that are cutoff for people seeking cocaine in those communities.

Ultimately, some of those drugs likely fell into the hands of kids!

Great work by authorities in New York!

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.

It’s not just the rock star lifestyle – it can happen to any family.

Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter is like many young men and women who abuse heroin in this country.

They come from good families.

The student was taken into custody after an incident at her dorm room at Hamilton college in New York.

Emergency crews were already treating Stephanie Bongiovi for an overdose when authorities arrived.

Bongiovi is lucky to be alive tonight. Many other kids end up dying after heroin use.

There was a death recently in Missouri, where an 18-year-old died the first time she tried heroin.

Teens and young adults typically do not try heroin after experimenting with alcohol and marijuana.

Heroin is typically a necessity for an abuser of prescription drugs. The opiate addiction is so severe, that they turn to heroin, a cheaper more pure high.

There’s no word on the condition of Bongiovi tonight, and we wish her a quick recovery.

These kinds of scary situations can be eye openers for parents.
They need to talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs, and experimenting with heroin can be a deadly mistake.

It is not uncommon for parents to test teens who go away to college. Many of the parents are paying the bills, and they want to make sure their kids are not partying with illicit drugs while away from the home.

For more information on home drug testing for your family, click on the Teenavers website right HERE.





Teensavers is giving a shout out to our stars of Sobriety . Today’s celebrity is Frank Conniff.

The picture above is a post from his twitter feed, marking 27 years to the day he regained his sobriety.

Conniff is an actor and writer best known for his role as Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

In 2007, Coniff opened up to asitecalledfred.com about his drug use as a high schooler, growing up in New York.

In those years, I really went down a very misguided path. I became, like, a total stoner, and was just kind of a hippie stoner loser kind of a guy, and I didn’t even have the ambition to be a comedian and stuff. That kinda fell by the wayside for awhile. I got involved with drugs and stuff, and I took a really bad detour there for a while. You know that – miraculously, and I’m very grateful that – I came out of that. And once I sobered up and stopped taking drugs and stopped drinking, then I was really able to really pursue my path in life.

Today back in New York, Coniff finds himself look at 27 years of a clean lifestyle, and a very creative and artistic path in that time.

An investigation ended in the arrest of a man authorities say ran a major pill ring in New York state.

They also arrested four associates.

Authorities say that Michael Mancusi and his girlfriend had $84,000 worth of medications, including 5,890 tablets of oxycodone, approximately 1,170 tablets of Xanax, and approximately 205 fentanyl transdermal patches.


The drugs sold for anywhere from $5 to $30 per pill or patch

So How did they get the drugs in the first place?

The AG’s office says that Mancusi was in two doctors offices, and made claims for no-fault insurance benefits and obtained Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare benefits.

At that point, the office says he went doctor shopping, accumulating thousands of pills in a short time.

The arrest removes these pills out of the hands of addicts across the state, and keeps them from falling into first time teen experimenters.

More than 2,500 kids try prescription drugs for the first time every day, and these types of operations can be the source of these pills. Teensavers also reminds parents that unlocked medicines in the home are an open invitation for experimentation.

New York’s Governor Cuomo wants to put twice the pressure on people who sell and use synthetic drugs.

New York is taking aim at everyone involved with synthetic drugs from seller to user.

The state is also establishing a hotline where people can anonymously report stores and businesses that are selling these products.

“It gives law enforcement a nimble, flexible tool they can take immediate action on,” a Cuomo told the Daily News.

But this New York law allows the state to go after small time peddlers, while the federal laws targets big-time producers and traffickers of bath salts, spice, and any other mind altering product.

Read the Daily News’ story on the new legislation by clicking HERE.

Hollywood’s celebrity circles certainly has it share of drug users.

Is Macauly Culkin one of them?

Today, a tabloid report is being circulated by legitimate news sources that the actor has a severe drug problem.

Anonymous sources say that the actor has nearly overdosed on his habit of heroin and oxycontin.

The National Enquirer reports that Culkin spends $6000 a month on drugs.

Hopefully these reports are bogus, like a lot of the material that these tabloids post.

Culkin has led an interesting life. After hitting it big with the Home Alone movies, and a dramatic appearance in “My Girl” Culkin has most stayed away from the silver screen.

Culkin has had some publicized drug problems in the past. According to Wikipedia:

On September 17, 2004, Culkin was arrested in Oklahoma City for the possession of 17.3 grams (0.61 oz) of marijuana and two controlled substances, 16.5 milligrams (0.25 grains) of Alprazolam and 32 milligrams (0.5 gr) of Clonazepam,[25] for which Culkin was briefly jailed but soon released on a $4,000 bond.[26][27] After being arraigned in court for misdemeanor drug offenses, he pleaded not guilty at the trial (October 15, 2004 to June 9, 2005), then later reversed the plea to guilty.

Culkin lives in New York and lives out of the spotlight. Many have attributed Culkin’s gaunt figure to drug use, but the actor certainly hasn’t discussed the public speculation.

The DEA spread out across 100 cities Wednesday and Thursday to find and seize synthetic drugs.

Reports surfaced from Pittsburgh, New York, and California that the raids were carried out.

The government is on the offensive against the toxic chemicals since President Obama signed a ban on the substances a few weeks ago.

Synthetic drugs are known to have PCP like effects, ranging from hallucinations to uncontrollable shaking.


Kerry Kennedy, one of seven children of the late Robert F. Kennedy was arrested after a traffic collision on I-684 in Westchester County, New York.

The 52-year-old ex-wife of Mario Cuomo was sitting behind the wheel of her banged up Lexus. In addition to damage sustained in the collision, the car had a flat tire.

State police believe Kennedy was operating the car while impaired.

Kennedy submitted to a blood test, although the drug that may have been in her system has not been revealed.

Witnesses told police that Kennedy’s car was driving erratically.


President Obama signed a ban earlier this week on synthetic drugs.

Now Wired Science has done some research that shows, how the manufacturers of the products are already getting around the ban.

You can read about that by Clicking HERE.

There appears to be no real solution as to stop the manufacturing and sale of these products.