Drug Abuse

‘RECOVERY IS REAL’: Annual walk promotes a message of hope for those suffering from addiction

2021-12-01T20:25:30+00:00September 28th, 2021|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Rehab|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Rick Truscott wrapped his hand around the cord and slowly raised the microphone to speak about his brother, Greg Truscott Greg, 50, of Greenfield, died unexpectedly on Oct. 21, 2019, the victim of an addiction he could not overcome. “Nobody chooses to be an addict or

MAKING STRIDES: As Recovery Walk mourns those lost to addiction, it aims to inspire hope

2021-12-01T20:23:23+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Rehab|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Sheriff’s deputies recently had to use three doses of Narcan to revive a person who had overdosed. The family told the deputies the person had ingested cocaine, but there was also evidence of heroin at the scene, a report stated. It’s hard to say whether the

3 defendants sentenced for felonies

2021-06-21T14:53:57+00:00December 4th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Several defendants facing serious felony charges had their cases settled this week through plea agreements. Judge Scott Sirk handed down the sentences Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Hancock County Superior Court 1. Raney Shay Jones, 29, Greenfield, was given a nine-year sentence with four years to be

SHARING HOPE: Recovery Walk reminds those struggling with addiction they are not alone

2020-10-19T18:26:48+00:00September 29th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Lyndsey Denney’s immediate family huddled together in the Courthouse Plaza. They were there to tell the crowd how much they miss and love the young woman who died from a drug overdose earlier this summer, despite an intense battle against her addiction. The moment is always the most difficult part

FOCUS ON HOPE: Recovery Walk to spotlight addictions

2020-10-19T18:25:08+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Zoey's Place|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Her name was Lyndsey Nicole Denney, and she died from a drug overdose — heroin and fentanyl — on July 19. The Greenfield native was only 20 years old. Far too young to really branch out into the world to make a real difference capitalizing on her outgoing,

Police: Nearly $17,000 in cash, meth found in traffic stop

2020-10-19T18:55:54+00:00June 26th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Four people from Vincennes face multiple drug charges stemming from a traffic stop in January during which officers found methamphetamine and almost $17,000 in cash. The prosecutor’s office didn’t file the charges until earlier this month at the completion of an investigation, Prosecutor Brent Eaton said. Catherine Lynn

Sheriff envisions treatment center for drugs, mental health

2020-10-19T18:47:07+00:00February 22nd, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

By Jessica Karins, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Hancock County Sheriff Brad Burkhart has a proposal for a new program he believes could help county residents struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse, while avoiding charging them with a crime. “The state mindset right now is mental health, addictions. They’re trying to come up with

Hancock County to charge drug users in a new approach to stop the cycle of overdoses

2020-10-19T17:45:09+00:00February 19th, 2020|Drug Abuse, Rehab, WTHR|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – Hancock County is trying a new approach to tackling the opioid crisis. It involves charging people who overdose with a drug crime in the hopes of stopping the cycle of drug abuse, but critics worry it will criminalize addiction instead. Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche said the approach is

Hancock County begins criminal prosecution of overdose cases

2020-10-19T18:16:46+00:00February 12th, 2020|Drug Abuse, WXIN|

by: Kelly Reinke HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — The prosecutor in Hancock County is now filing charges against people who overdose and he is getting help from the Greenfield Police Department. They hope this aggressive approach gets more people the treatment they need. Prosecutor Brent Eaton and officers think this could save lives. “The choice to

Hancock County prosecutors begin criminal charges for overdoses

2020-10-19T17:54:10+00:00February 12th, 2020|CBS 4, Drug Abuse|

by: Kelly Reinke HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. -- The prosecutor in Hancock County is now filing charges against people who overdose and he is getting help from the Greenfield Police Department. They hope this aggressive approach gets more people the treatment they need. Prosecutor Brent Eaton and officers think this could save lives. "The choice to do

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