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April 14, 2012
A North Philadelphia man and woman are sought on murder charges in connection with the fatal drug overdose of an infant last summer, police said Friday. Milton Galarza-Rojas was 9 months old on July 29 when he was rushed to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Medics had responded to a home in the 4500 block of North Seventh Street where a caller had reported a baby was having difficulty breathing, police said. The child was not breathing when medics arrived at 2:36 a.m. Milton died at the hospital, police said, and an autopsy determined he died of heroin and cocaine intoxication.
SPORTS
October 10, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski fell at a nightclub because of "an apparent drug overdose," cutting his face and requiring five stitches a few hours after the Raiders' game against Dallas, the San Francisco police said yesterday. Janikowski was taken to a hospital after patrons at the Sno-Drift Bar reported that he had collapsed early Monday morning, said Dewayne Tully, a police spokesman. Janikowski, 23, who attended team meetings later Monday, was not arrested, Tully said.
SPORTS
February 16, 1988 | The Inquirer Staff
According to a television report yesterday, Rico Marshall, the football star at Forestville (Md.) High School who police say died after swallowing six chunks of the cocaine derivative crack Saturday, had been arrested on drug charges earlier. Marshall, 18, was a record-setting running back at the school in suburban Washington, D.C., and on Wednesday, he signed a letter of intent to play at the University of South Carolina. Family members said they did not believe drugs were involved in his death.
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June 24, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER lmccrystal@phillynews.com 610-313-8116 @Lmccrystal
An alleged drug dealer from Philadelphia has been charged with homicide in the drug-overdose death of a Montgomery County woman. Harold Robert Burton delivered four bags of drugs to Renee Winslow the night before she was found dead in her apartment in January, police said. Winslow thought she was buying heroin, according to text messages reviewed by police. But an autopsy found she had died of a fentanyl overdose. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 40 to 50 times more deadly than street-grade heroin, prosecutors said.
NEWS
April 12, 2016
West Conshohocken police on Monday said that a 22-year-old man found unresponsive Sunday in a home on the 200 block of Moorehead Avenue died of a possible drug overdose. The victim, whose name was not released, was identified by police as a Cabrini College student. On Sunday, police found the victim on a couch in the living room. They immediately performed CPR, police said in a statement, and administered Naloxone, which is used to treat drug overdoses in emergencies. Police said the student remained unresponsive even after two ambulance companies arrived and tried to revive him as well.
NEWS
April 2, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Medical Examiner's Office has concluded that 8-year-old Kalilah Williams died of drug intoxication after ingesting a powerful painkiller, and has ruled her death a homicide, Health Department spokesman Jeff Moran said yesterday. That ruling was somewhat surprising to Homicide Unit detectives investigating the death. Detectives said they would await a decision by the District Attorney's Office before lodging any charges. Cathie Abookire, spokeswoman for District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham, said yesterday a decision would be made after a thorough review of the facts surrounding the girl's death.
NEWS
April 28, 1998 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old man from Virginia Beach, Va., died of an apparent drug overdose yesterday after attending an all-night weekend concert at the Mount Airy Lodge Sports Palace in Mount Pocono, state police said. Jason Robert Williamson was taken to the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg early Sunday morning. Police said they were continuing to investigate his death. Police said at least two others were treated for drug overdoses during the all-night music-and-dance festival, which began at 8 p.m. Saturday night and lasted until 6 a.m. Sunday.
NEWS
January 24, 2001 | By Stephanie Doster and Alicia A. Caldwell, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Bucks County prison inmate serving a one- to two-year sentence on a drug conviction died of a weekend drug overdose, District Attorney Diane E. Gibbons said yesterday, but she declined to say what drug the prisoner took or where he got it. Gibbons said Michael Fadako, 23, of Philadelphia, was found unconscious in his cell at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. He was not breathing and had no pulse, authorities said. Harris Gubernick, superintendent of community corrections for the Bucks County prison, said that prison medical personnel tried to revive Fadako for about 30 minutes before taking him to Doylestown Hospital.
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September 17, 1998 | By Eddie Olsen and Melody McDonald, FOR THE INQUIRER
Mary Alice Tobin, the Washington Township woman who was arrested on drug charges shortly after her son died of a drug overdose in February, has been indicted on a charge of first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the boy's death, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office announced yesterday. The 41-count indictment was handed up by a county grand jury late Tuesday, the prosecutor's office said. Tobin, 41, has been held on full cash bail of $100,000 in the county Women's Detention Center in Clarksboro since her arrest on Feb. 4, the day after her 13-year-old son, Daniel, was found dead by his grandfather, Charles Sharkey, at the family's Washington Township home.
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August 12, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
Saying Pennsylvania is facing a "public health crisis," Gov. Wolf on Wednesday said he hoped the state could find ways to add to the $20 million that the legislature has appropriated for 20 special facilities for the treatment of people addicted to opioids. Appearing in Norristown outside the Montgomery County Methadone Center, recently named one of 20 "Centers of Excellence," Wolf and Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said they hoped the initiative would reduce addiction in communities such as Norristown, where drug violations occur at nearly double the Montgomery County rate, according to state figures.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER lmccrystal@phillynews.com 610-313-8116 @Lmccrystal
An alleged drug dealer from Philadelphia has been charged with homicide in the drug-overdose death of a Montgomery County woman. Harold Robert Burton delivered four bags of drugs to Renee Winslow the night before she was found dead in her apartment in January, police said. Winslow thought she was buying heroin, according to text messages reviewed by police. But an autopsy found she had died of a fentanyl overdose. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 40 to 50 times more deadly than street-grade heroin, prosecutors said.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
IN TRIBUTE to Steven Rea 's summer movie roundup of reboots, remakes and sequels (see Page 27), the Hollywood reporter reported yesterday that present-day "It" girl Alicia Vikander has signed on to star as Lara Croft in a prequel/reboot of Tomb Raider . It's about time. Virtually every day since 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life , someone emails Tattle about the need for another Tomb Raider movie. This one will be directed by Roar Uthaug ( The Wave )
NEWS
April 12, 2016
West Conshohocken police on Monday said that a 22-year-old man found unresponsive Sunday in a home on the 200 block of Moorehead Avenue died of a possible drug overdose. The victim, whose name was not released, was identified by police as a Cabrini College student. On Sunday, police found the victim on a couch in the living room. They immediately performed CPR, police said in a statement, and administered Naloxone, which is used to treat drug overdoses in emergencies. Police said the student remained unresponsive even after two ambulance companies arrived and tried to revive him as well.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
A financial adviser has been charged in the death of a Philadelphia woman whose body was found dumped on a central Pennsylvania road on Valentine's Day, police said. Robert Moir, 59, allegedly told police that after spending several nights with Corrine Pena, 35, he awoke one night to find her dead in his bathroom from an apparent drug overdose. He then carted her corpse in his Mercedes-Benz to a snowy, secluded road in Centre County, where he dumped it and wrote authorities an anonymous letter to help them identify the body, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
NEWS
February 25, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Taken by a SEPTA camera, the video is shocking. It shows a young man, surrounded by a dozen other riders on an afternoon bus in Delaware County last week, shooting heroin into his arm. Then he slips into a daze and collapses on the floor. Minutes later, police and paramedics bound aboard the bus, administer the drug Narcan, and revive the passenger. Upper Darby police released clips of the video Tuesday, an unusual step designed to highlight both the potentially devastating effects of the heroin epidemic and the lifesaving steps responders now regularly employ.
NEWS
February 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
A 35-year-old Philadelphia woman who was found dead on Valentine's Day on a central Pennsylvania roadside - with no obvious injuries, or immediately evident cause of death - died of a drug overdose, police said. Corinne Pena was found that Sunday morning by a passerby on Plainfield Road in Ferguson Township, Centre County, just southwest of Pennsylvania State University's main campus. Ferguson police announced Saturday that Pena appeared to have died from a drug overdose. It appears that a friend of Pena found her dead inside his home the night of Feb. 13, then drove her body to Plainfield Road and abandoned it, police said in a news release.
NEWS
February 18, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A body found Tuesday morning on the side of a road in Bucks County was identified as a 25-year-old woman who was dumped there after a possible drug overdose, a law enforcement official said. The body of Stephanie Machen, of Norristown, was found on the grass along Mill Road near State Road and Interstate 95 around 10 a.m., said Frederick Harran, director of public safety for Bensalem Township. Harran said it appeared that Machen died of a drug overdose and that her body was dumped from a vehicle overnight or early Tuesday morning.
NEWS
December 20, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
'Star Wars' sells big Like zombies to fresh brain, fans across the nation went in droves to see J.J. Abrams ' Star Wars: The Force Awakens for its pre-opening preview shows Thursday. The Harrison Ford -powered pic raked in $57 mil, shattering the pre-opening show record of $43.5 mil set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011 . Weiland dead of drugs Scott Weiland , 48, died from an accidental drug overdose, a medical examiner's office in Minnesota has ruled.
NEWS
December 20, 2015
Two people involved in dealing fake heroin that ended up in the hands of a Bucks County teenager who died of a drug overdose were sentenced to jail terms Friday.Francisco Cintron, 32, formerly of Philadelphia, was given 12 1/2 to 25 years in prison for delivering drugs that resulted in the March 2014 death of 19-year-old Ryan Nocero, said the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. Cintron sold Fentanyl, a strong pain reliever, to an associate who then delivered it to Nocero. It was labeled as "Bad News" heroin.
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