Drugs

Brendan Keany
June 26, 2019 - 12:21 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - An additional four new drug and needle disposal sites have been installed at Kaleida Health facilities in Erie and Niagara Counties. Gale Burstein serves as the Erie County commissioner of health, and she explained that the kiosks are a way to combat drug addiction...
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Drug Dropoff Locations for Saturday's National Drug Take Back Day (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 27, 2018 - 1:24 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the launch of a new website to help local residents find information about where to dispose unused opioids ahead of Saturday's "National Drug Takeback Day" The website, www.clearyourcabinet.com , will identify the...
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WBEN Photo
October 30, 2017 - 4:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Crack cocaine and a loaded handgun were found at a home across the street from City Honors High School as a result of a mid-day raid in the City of Buffalo. Charles Alexander, 61, was arrested on drug and gun-related charges. He's charged with felony counts of criminal...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 28, 2017 - 3:00 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drug takeback will accept any prescription drug that is expired, unused, or unwanted anonymously and with no questions asked. The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps. Below is a...
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Barrels of medication.
Erie County Sheriff's Dept.
Richard Root
September 29, 2017 - 3:18 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard announced yesterday that Deputies and personnel from the Erie County Department of Health secured over 40 barrels of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. The barrels were taken to the Covanta Niagara plant in Niagara...
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WKBW Photo
(AP) - A 21-year-old man faces numerous charges after being stopped driving a car with no doors, no windshield and an ax embedded in the roof as if it were a tree stump. The Wyoming County Sheriff's Office in western New York says Jared Price of Java was stopped in the town of Wethersfield Monday...
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Dave Debo
July 05, 2017 - 4:41 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies have disposed of nearly two tons of disposed medicine they say will keep it out of the hands of addicts. The program, which officials say is a key part of the battle against Opiod abuse, has recently expanded adding permanent drop-off locations...
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Tom Puckett
June 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A drug suspect and his lawyer say he agreed to be filmed using drugs for a public service about the dangers of drug addiction for help getting into a drug treatment program and maybe have his drug charges dropped. The county's top prosecutor isn't doing that. It was back in...
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Drugs at one of the raids.
Niagara Falls Police
Richard Root
June 08, 2017 - 5:58 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Thirteen people were arrested yesterday in drug raids conducted across the city of Niagara Falls. The raids were mostly at residences known for drug activity. One suspect had been arrested 59 times and one of the houses had 91 complaints lodged against it. Six of the...
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Richard Root
June 01, 2017 - 5:43 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It's estimated between 26 and 36 million people world-wide abuse opioids. Over 2 million people in the United States are estimated to be addicted to prescription opioid pain drugs. A letter in the New England Journal of Medicine today suggests the opioid epidemic originated, at...
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