{FD} Police: Pregnant Indiana mom, 22, passes out on heroin behind wheel with child in backseat

Police arrested a pregnant mother in Evansville after they found her passed out on heroin behind the wheel at a stoplight with her young child in the backseat.

{FD} Self-propelled vessel intercepted smuggling more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine near Texas

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter intercepted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel engaged in smuggling more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine, authorities said.

{FD} Florida teacher sold marijuana to middle schoolers, authorities say

A Florida substitute teacher was arrested Friday after allegedly selling marijuana to two middle school students.

{FD} Elementary school teachers smoked marijuana in office every day before school began, cops say

Two Virginia elementary school physical education teachers smoked marijuana and hashish in an office nearly every day before classes began, using air freshener to mask the smell before students walked in, police said.

{FD} Florida man stops during police chase to shoot up heroin

A Florida man being chased by deputies for grand theft and burglary made a pit stop to inject heroin, authorities said.

{FD} Fentanyl found in dead baby’s system; parents face charges

The parents of an 8-month-old girl who died last week in Coventry, R.I., have been charged with felony neglect after police said the potent opioid fentanyl was found in the infant’s system.

{FD} Reps. Renacci, Meadows: New legislation would help fight opioid crisis that is causing holiday heartbreak

Across America, far too many families and communities are spending this holiday season not with celebration or cheer, but with heartbreak over the loss or suffering of a loved one to the opioid epidemic.

{FD} Indiana teacher busted for allegedly doing drugs in classroom

An Indiana high school teacher got more than detention when she was arrested after a video posted to social media allegedly showed her doing drugs in an empty classroom.

{FD} Ohio judge orders drug dealer to pay for funeral of teen who overdosed

A judge has ordered a Cincinnati drug dealer, who authorities say was the source behind a teenager’s lethal overdose of fentanyl, to pay for the funeral costs.

{FD} Indiana teacher busted after being caught on camera doing drugs in classroom

An Indiana high school teacher got more than detention when she was arrested after a video posted to social media allegedly showed her doing drugs in an empty classroom.

{FD} Couple says police detained them after mistaking hibiscus plants for marijuana

A couple in Pennsylvania is reportedly suing local authorities and their insurance agency after being told their hibiscus plants were actually marijuana — when they apparently weren’t.

{FD} Flakka, drug that makes people bark and strip, wreaks havoc in Midwest, South

Otherwise normal folks suddenly running naked, and screaming through the streets, and breaking into homes?

{FD} Maryland teacher arrested after reportedly selling drugs at school

A teacher in Maryland was arrested by authorities after reportedly getting caught with drugs and selling them on school property.

{FD} Nearly 50 pounds of cocaine washes up onto Florida beach

Authorities have found nearly 50 pounds of cocaine that washed up on a central Florida beach early Friday.

{FD} To the people dying from the opioid epidemic, drugs aren’t the problem — they’re the solution

For the first time in America, we are properly tackling drug addiction as a public health issue requiring public health solutions, rather than a public safety issue necessitating heavy-handed and ineffective criminal penalties.

{FD} Volunteer Santa Claus busted for crack pipe after traffic stop, cops say

A white-bearded volunteer Santa is facing drug charges after an overnight New Jersey traffic stop.

{FD} Florida insurer to stop covering oxycodone, will offer abuse-resistant alternative

Florida Blue said that starting Jan. 1, 2018 the insurer will no longer cover the cost of OxyContin prescriptions and instead offer patients Xtampza ER, an alternative opioid that resists crushing and contains a substance that neutralizes the effect of the opioid.

{FD} Massachusetts driver sold heroin out of van for special needs students, police say

The driver of a van that transports special needs students to school in Massachusetts allowed her boyfriend to sell drugs out of vehicle, according to authorities.

{FD} Florida State University suspends Greek Life after pledge’s death, cocaine charges

Greek Life at Florida State University has been indefinitely suspended after a freshman pledge died and another fraternity member faces cocaine charges.

{FD} Rhode Island parents discover Adderall in child’s Halloween candy, police say

East Providence police are investigating after the parents of an 8-year-old girl found four Adderall pills inside her bag of Halloween candy.