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Samantha Anastasio

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Samantha is a Curry College Senior from Connecticut and a journalism intern at BlueLine News. She is continuing with Summer courses, with a Major in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Management. Campus leadership experience has led her to be a friendly, flexible, responsible, motivated and organized individual.

Drug Courts could Solve the Opioid Crisis

Two advisors for opioid recovery, Newt Gingrich, a former speaker of the house and Van Jones, President of #cut50, proposed that drug courts could...

Parents Gave Newborn Daughter Drugs

Parents told police that they gave their newborn daughter a prescription pain medication to cover up the fact that she was born addicted to...

Forms of Drug Smuggling

Around two million pounds of illegal drugs were seized by United States Customs and Border Protection. Smugglers tried to sneak in paraphernalia in a...

Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs

A Baltimore police officer was praised for discovering and arresting a man for the possession of illegal drugs, only to be discovered as the...

The Justice Department’s Takedown

The Justice Department just recently announced its takeover of AlphaBay, an online marketplace used to buy and sell drugs and other illicit goods. Attorney...

New Oregon Bill

A new Oregon bill decriminalizes heroin, cocaine and other drugs. If caught, possession of small amounts lead to a misdemeanor, instead of a felony....

Wrongfully Prescribed Medicare Recipients

Nearly half a million people in the United States have been prescribed too many opioid drugs. Individuals that were on Medicare’s drug plan received...

Thirteen-Year-Old Held Ransom Over Drugs

A recent AMBER alert in Lancaster, Texas ended with the discovery of two dead teens. One of the teens was Shavon Randle, a 13-year-old...

U.S. Postal worker delivered drugs

A United States postal worker from Boca Raton, Fla., admitted to accepting cash in exchange for delivering packages of drugs along her daily route. Evelyn...

Pharmaceutical Company Sold Improper Drugs

An Indiana pharmaceutical company sold the wrong prescription medication to hospitals who then distributed the drugs to infants. The company and the families affected...