Morning Roundup: Jan. 9, 2019

By The Fix staff 01/09/19

Rose McGowan agrees to plead no contest to drug charges, police search for dealer responsible for "bad batch" of heroin and Michael Phelps honored for mental health advocacy.

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Rose McGowan To Plead No Contest For Drug Possession Charges [People]

The actress/activist has reportedly agreed to plead no contest to cocaine possession charges at her upcoming court appearance. The actress was accused of possessing cocaine, after the two bags of the substance was allegedly discovered in her lost wallet by an airport employee.

Kamala Harris Wants To End The War On Drugs [High Times]

In her new book, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, the California senator details her stance on marijuana policy and the war on drugs.

Ohio Puppy Saved By Narcan After Drug Exposure Needs A Home [NBC 4i] 

An Ohio pet sanctuary is looking for a home for a months-old puppy who previously lived in a house filled with "drug activity."

Michael Phelps Honored For Mental Health Advocacy [ESPN]

The Olympian is being given the fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion for his work as a mental health advocate 

E-Cig Maker Juul Combats Criticism With New TV Ad Campaign [CNBC]

The popular e-cigarette company's new ad campaign showcases adult smokers who were able to quit with the help of JUUL. The company has been widely criticized because of the product's popularity with teens. 

Police Search For Dealer After "Bad Batch" Of Heroin Kills 10 In 8 Days [KTSX]

Police in Horry County, South Carolina are investigating a "bad batch" of heroin which has led to multiple deaths over an 8-day period. "We're looking at packaging, we're looking at the type of heroin, the color of it, how's it being sold, the area," said one investigator.

Senate Minority Leader Takes Step Back To Address Alcoholism [Times Union]

New York State Sen. John Flanagan has chosen to take some time off to seek treatment for alcohol use disorder. The senate minority leaders is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the legislative session as he receives treatment.  

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