Needle exchange acceptance by users slowed due to fear of arrest, recent illegal distribution PDF Print E-mail

 

The new needle exchange program that got under way on Monday morning, April 6, in Austin has had some participants so far, but not as many as anticipated according to information distributed by local and state health department officials this past week.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:53
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Controversial needle exchange program for local residents begins in Austin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 12:48

Officials at a hastily-arranged press conference on Saturday morning, April 4, announced the start of the 30-day needle exchange program at the Community Outreach Center (COC) in Austin.

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‘Black tar’ heroin, $41,000 seized in search of car; three charged in I-65 incident PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 12:47

Gooey, “black tar” heroin shoved into an air vent and a total of some $41,000 in cash was the illegal treasure trove law enforcement officers discovered in a 2008 Range Rover that was stopped on Interstate 65 on Wednesday,April 1.

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Possession of methamphetamine, heroin results in 12-year sentence for Austin man PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 12:46

A 12-year sentence on convictions for possession of methamphetamine and heroin was handed down to Marcelino Rodriguez of Austin recently.

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New center in Austin offers help, information, hope to those worried about HIV PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 00:00

A new center has been opened in Austin which is offering help, information and hope to those concerned about possible exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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