Tag: opioids

Seven opioid overdoses, one fatality in Alexandria

By Duncan Agnew | dagnew@alextimes.com Seven opioid overdoses — including one that resulted in a fatality — occurred within a week, the city announced in a...

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...

Opioid Work Group plans for action

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Alexandria’s Opioid Work Group hosted an “Opioid Community Action Planning Meeting” on Monday to address the impact of the national...

City files lawsuit against opioid industry

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The City of Alexandria filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers for their role in creating...

Town hall meeting held on local opioid crisis

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com A town hall titled “A community conversation: Heroin & other opioids” took place Feb. 28 at the Minnie Howard Campus...

My View: Why I’m running for city council

By Amy Jackson I see Alexandria in two lights: the past and the future. In the past, Alexandria has always been very good to me. I...

Justice Matters: Opioid addiction and the criminal justice system

By Bryan Porter One of the many unfortunate responsibilities that falls upon my office is that of receiving and reviewing the reports of the Office of...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 7: Addiction knows no bounds

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A little more than a decade ago, Heidi Christiansen was leading what most would consider an ideal life in her...

Local man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute opioids

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A man from Alexandria was sentenced Friday for participating in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and methadone.  Robert T. Hancasky III was...

Our View: It may be time for an Alexandria drug court

If one thing is clear from the Alexandria Times’ in-depth series on the opioid crisis this year, it’s that there’s no single or easy...
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