HealthWatch: Help for Heroin Overdose

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FDA regulators are giving the “OK” to a device that can reverse heroin overdoses. The prescription device called Evzio Is like an Epi-pen, which is used to treat severe allergy attacks. It’s injected into muscle — releasing a drug that stops heroin and other opioids from fatally slowing a person’s breathing. The … Continue reading »

Wanted Suspect Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jacob Granger, 23, was wanted by the Jackson County Community Corrections for walking away from the Talent work release center on Friday. He was also suspected of dealing heroin in a motel on South Pacific Highway in Medford. Investigators of the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) agency got information as … Continue reading »

Man Behind Bars After Drug Bust

MEDFORD, Ore. — Zeus Apolo Guzman-Aguilar, 36, is lodged in the Jackson County Jail with bail set at $100,000 for Unlawful Distribution, Possession and Manufacturing of a controlled substance — cocaine and heroin and also a probation violation of dangerous drugs. After a two month long investigation, the Medford Area Drugs and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) … Continue reading »

OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Arrests

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – OSP arrested two men last Friday after 30 pounds of heroin were found in their vehicle. The van, displaying California plates, was originally pulled over for speeding. After further investigation during the traffic stop the trooper discovered the drugs in the car’s trunk, worth an estimated $600,000. The two California men … Continue reading »

Five Arrested in Cedar Lodge Drug Bust

MEDFORD, Ore. –Police end up at Cedar Lodge again for the third time in less two weeks for criminal activity. Wednesday morning, the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement task force found several pounds of heroin and drug trafficking materials at the motel. Originally, officers were at Cedar Lodge investigating two suspected drug traffickers. During … Continue reading »

Heroin: Heating Up, Part 2

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Heroin is attracting a wave of new, younger users. According to the National Institute on Drug Addiction, nearly half of young people who reported using heroin also said they tried prescription drugs. They started using heroin because it was cheaper and easier to get. One man who spoke with NewsWatch12’s Sharon … Continue reading »

Heroin: Heating Up, Part 1

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — “H”, “gun powder”, and “brown”: they’re all names for an illegal and powerful drug that’s moving through Southern Oregon in the hundreds of thousands of pounds. One man who spoke with NewsWatch12’s Sharon Ko wished to remain anonymous; we’ll call him John Doe. He’s not proud of his past. “I’ve been … Continue reading »