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Woman died from head injuries in fall after taking heroin at Erdington hostel 

18 Apr 18

Julia Dale, 38, died at the address on Kings Road on November 27 last year…


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The devastating effect cocaine abuse is having on Brummies’ mental health 

17 Apr 18

Figures from NHS Digital show that in 2016/17 there were 605 admissions to hospitals in the area…


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Bordesely Green drug dealer jailed after being found with heroin on the M6 

16 Apr 18

A BORDESLEY Green drug dealer found with over a million pounds worth of heroin has been jailed for 11 years.


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Birmingham drug dealer rumbled after being caught with million pounds worth of heroin on the M6 

15 Apr 18

Jahnger Ahmed was stopped by officers on the motorway…


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Drugs gang smashed after Kings Norton ringleader hid loaded revolver inside child’s Wendy House 

15 Apr 18

Police also uncovered crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of 10,000 when they raided the home of Mustafa Ali…


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‘Trainspotting generation’ blamed for high number of drug deaths in city 

10 Apr 18

People dying from taking heroin and morphine has increased since 2014…


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‘Most wanted’ criminal still on the run 10 years after £1.6million heroin plot 

9 Apr 18

Police unable to trace Shashi Dhar Sahnan after he fled the country…


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Teenage drug dealers stashed heroin in Kinder Egg 

7 Apr 18

Jason Kavanagh and Morgan Harvey McCorley were both jailed for two years…


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Former shisha lounge boss jailed for importing £80k of heroin into Birmingham from Pakistan 

30 Mar 18

Naeem Younis, aged 37 and from Great Barr, was jailed for seven and a half years…


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‘Big-time’ Birmingham dealer tried to flood Midlands with heroin and cocaine worth £10m 

19 Mar 18

Talib Hussain, of Bordesley Green, Birmingham, was found guilty of conspiracy to import cocaine and heroin…


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Cocaine trafficking suspect Dwane Johnson hunted by law enforcement agency 

14 Mar 18

Johnson has links to Erdington, Handsworth and Hockley, and is wanted in connection a charge of importing cocaine into the UK…


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The agents who were the inspiration behind hit Netflix show Narcos are coming to Birmingham in May to tell their story. 

6 Mar 18

On 12 th May the Birmingham’s o2 Academy invites an audience to an evening with DEA agents Javier Pena and Steve Murphy, who were key players in the capturing of crime king-pins Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel.


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Drug Drivers Caught 25,000 Times within Three Years 

3 Mar 18

Almost 25,000 motorists in England and Wales tested positive for drug-driving within three years, figures have revealed.


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Gangster linked to £140k Asda cocaine bust jailed for drugs and ammo racket 

26 Feb 18

Michael Osbourne tried to do a deal outside giant city supermarket…


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Harrowing CCTV shows man running half-naked through streets after stabbing man to death in 4.5g cocaine binge 

16 Feb 18

Nicholas Foy, 39, from Eltham, south-east London, was convicted at the Old Bailey on Monday of murdering 49-year-old Laurent Volpe…


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Gang member banned from YouTube grime videos is jailed for dealing crack cocaine 

13 Feb 18

Jodecie Daley, from South Road in Erdington, appeared in online footage uploaded by 23 Drillas…


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Prescribed heroin part of West Midlands anti-drug plans 

12 Feb 18

Prescription heroin for addicts could cut crime, a Police and Crime Commissioner says.


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West Midlands Police to offer HEROIN to addicts to prevent stealing 

12 Feb 18

It is estimated that the cost of drugs cost public sector agencies including the courts, police and health services about 1.4 billion a year…


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Police to offer heroin to hardened addicts to stop them stealing 

12 Feb 18

Half of burglaries, shoplifting and robberies by addicts feeding their habit…


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Jailed: Rugeley drug dealers who rammed police car and injured officers 

1 Feb 18

2,500 worth of cocaine, more than 2,100 in cash and several phones were seized…


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Two Brits arrested after 500kg of cocaine worth £50 million found on private jet from Colombia 

30 Jan 18

Border Force discovered the cocaine after examining suitcases on a private jet at Farnborough Airport…


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£100k of heroin and crack cocaine seized in Nechells police raid 

30 Jan 18

Officers smashed through front door to find massive haul…


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Haul of dirty heroin needles found near schools in Walsall 

27 Dec 17

Mark Dabbs says he has never seen anything like it after stumbling upon a drugs den off Darlaston Road, Pleck…


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Dealer caught trying to smuggle heroin through Birmingham Airport ordered to repay £300k 

24 Dec 17

Searches of his home in Nansen Road, Saltley, uncovered heroin, a gun, ammunition and a Taser…


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Drug dealing duo jailed after being caught with £50k of cocaine 

18 Dec 17

The men, from Coventry, were caught red handed…