Tag: fentanyl

Man convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl in city, Northern...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Virginia man was convicted this week of a conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and furanyl fentanyl, Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 6: Justice in the midst of crisis

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Before the opioid epidemic reached a fever pitch in 2015, the Alexandria Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 5: What makes the drugs dangerous and...

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Lieutenant Michael Kochis, commander of the Alexandria Police Department’s vice and narcotics section, said the feeling of addiction withdrawal from...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 3: Life on the front lines of...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com As the only hospital within city limits, Inova Alexandria finds itself on the front line of an ever-growing local health...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 1: Two-year surge has city responders working...

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com Alexandria is feeling the potent effects of the national opioid epidemic, with a sharp increase in the past two years...