Rehoboth Beach Death Investigation Updates

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EMS crews and Rehoboth Beach police responded to the ocean block of Olive Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, for a woman reported in cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Rehoboth Beach police along with investigators from the Division of Forensic Science and Delaware State Police assisted with the investigation into…

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Wicomico Co. Addresses Addiction, Overdose Challenges

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Wicomico County is staying vigilant in its efforts to address the opioid epidemic, as local overdose numbers rise.The local health department, the Opioid Intervention Team, elected officials and members of law enforcement and emergency services recently met for a strategy session. “Although we cannot be sure what has specifically contributed to the increase in overdoses…

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Prescription Drug Takeback Day Is Saturday

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Old, expired and unused medications can be safely disposed of during the 21st Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday. Numerous law enforcement agencies are taking part in the twice-yearly event. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, last April in Delaware more than 5,100 pounds of medications were collected at 25 locations. The chief purpose of…

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Del. Prison Inmate Dies Following Overdose

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An inmate at Delaware’s largest prison has died following an overdose. According to the Department of Correction, 35-year-old Travis Jones and another 35-year-old male inmate were found unresponsive in their housing unit at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center Monday. Correctional officers and medical staff administered CPR and Naloxone. Jones died in a hospital Wednesday. The…

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Lewes Man Arrested For 5th DUI Offense

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A Lewes man has been arrested for his fifth offense DUI and drug-related charges. According to Delaware State Police, troopers responded to a report of a man who was passed out in a vehicle with a syringe in his arm in the parking lot of Walmart on Rehoboth Beach Boulevard Saturday night. He had driven…

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Del. Introduces Recovery Referral Portal

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Delawareans in search of information and resources about substance use disorder or mental health treatment can find it through a new online platform. The Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health worked with a national technology company to develop the online Behavioral Health Referral Portal. Features include a self-assessment tool, a searchable database of…

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Milford Man Charged in Domestic Incident

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A Milford man has been charged after a domestic incident Friday night. Delaware State Police were called to the area of Cedar Creek Road and Heritage Road in Lincoln for a stabbing in a vehicle. Police found the vehicle and contacted the 40 year old female victim from Milford with cuts to her head and…

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Naloxone Distribution, Training Offered In Seaford

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During the pandemic, another public health issue is still impacting lives and in some cases taking live – the overdose crisis. Doses of the overdose-reversal medication Naloxone were distributed at carside Monday in Seaford at a distribution and training event. It was hosted by Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, Aquila Behavioral Health of Delaware and the…

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State holds Narcan training event in Millsboro

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Following four overdose deaths in Sussex County over Labor Day Weekend, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is holding a Community Naloxone (Narcan) Training and Distribution event in Millsboro. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Fire Company, 109 East State St.,…

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String of overdose deaths in Sussex County over Labor Day Weekend

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State health officials are issuing a warning after a string of overdose deaths occurred in Sussex County over Labor Day Weekend. Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment and to acquire the overdose-reversing medication naloxone in the wake of…

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Delaware Officials to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication

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Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) officials have announced they are distributing free kits of naloxone, the medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. DPH says they will be giving away the kits in all three counties, starting with an event on Saturday, March 2nd in New Castle. Later events likely in…

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Harrington Man Charged After OD

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A Harrington man has been arrested after on he overdosed.  Harrington Police say EMS and police responded to a report of an overdose on Fleming Street.  Police found 58 year old Charles Reynolds unresponsive.  Narcan was administered and Reynolds regained consciousness and was taken to a local hospital.  Police learned that when Reynolds OD’d he…

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DE Continues to Deal with Overdose Deaths

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Police in Ocean View have dealt with at least three overdoses in the past several weeks.  At the end of June a man was found passed out on a beach outside of the Giants.  With multiple hits of Narcan he was revived.  Two men in their 20s were not as lucky.  When they missed work…

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