drug overdose

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

National Public Radio

There has been another sudden surge in apparent drug overdoses in Erie County and in the surrounding counties: eleven cases between Saturday afternoon and Monday afternoon.

NY AG Schneiderman explains strategy for synthetic drugs

Oct 20, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

It's sold in packaging that appeals to younger consumers, comes with names including 'Mr. Happy' and K2' and can be found in legitimate businesses or online. Synthetic drugs are raising eyebrows and concerns of various leaders, including New York State's top prosecutor, who has taken a different approach to getting those substances off the streets.


Buffalo Police officers are now trained to carry Narcan, a temporary antidote for drug overdoses.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

With the alarming and rapid rise of heroin overdose deaths in Erie County, a north Buffalo man urges first responders are armed with a drug that reverses an overdose of Heroin or Opiate.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the drug, called Naloxone or Narcan, has been proven to prevent deaths.