Four People Arrested, Questioned Over Possible Connection to Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com Authorities may be closer to finding the source of the heroin that is believed to have killed 46-year-old actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. The USA Today reports that authorities arrested four people in Manhattan on Tuesday evening and were questioning them over possible connections to the actor’s death Sunday. The suspects were found…

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Heroin Use Increases Despite Deadly Consequences; Prescription Pills May Be to Blame

Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com Despite the dangers of heroin, people are increasingly turning to the drug, CNN reports. But why? It’s relatively inexpensive, readily available and becomes the next step for pain pill addicts. A government study found that heroin use more than doubled in the past decade to 355,000. “Heroin is pummeling the northeast, leaving…

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FBI Busts Alleged Mastermind Behind Underground Marketplace for Drugs Online

Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com  Investigators have struggled for two years to stop an online, underground marketplace from selling more than $1 billion in cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and other illicit drugs in exchange for a virtual currency called Bitcoin, The Verge reports. But now it appears the FBI has snagged the mastermind, Ross Ulbricht, who is being…

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