Drug Abuse

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

New felony charges announced after high-speed chase leads to deadly crash

2020-10-19T17:56:21+00:00January 9th, 2020|CBS 4, Drug Abuse, High-profile cases, Murder|

by: CBS4 Web INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A 24-year-old man faces multiple felony charges after a high-speed police pursuit across Hancock and Marion counties ended in a deadly crash. As previously reported, Charles Alexander, 64, was killed in the crash near McCordsville, around 1 p.m. on Monday, December 30. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said the man

Man faces additional felony charges after high-speed chase ends in deadly crash

2020-10-19T18:03:35+00:00January 8th, 2020|Drug Abuse, Murder, WXIN|

by: FOX59 Web INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A 24-year-old man faces multiple felony charges after a high-speed police pursuit across Hancock and Marion counties ended in a deadly crash. As previously reported, Charles Alexander, 64, was killed in the crash near McCordsville, around 1 p.m. on Monday, December 30. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said the man

Drug court approaches 15 years of community work, celebrates new graduate

2019-08-16T19:16:30+00:00August 13th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Prosecutor's office|

HANCOCK COUNTY — She was all smiles, and so was everyone standing with her during a graduation celebration at the Hancock County Courthouse. Lisa Kane has taken concrete steps forward by grabbing control of her life, with the help from county officials whose goal is to rehabilitate addicts. Kane, 42, Greenfield, was the 101st person

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