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Poplar Bluff heroin use on the rise

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 7:40 a.m. CDT; updated 9:38 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, November 1, 2011

POPLAR BLUFF — Police in Poplar Bluff are seeing an increase in heroin use, and they're worried the addictive drug could be gaining a foothold in the southeast Missouri community.

Police Chief Danny Whiteley told the Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic that heroin is becoming a growing problem, just as methamphetamine was 15 to 20 years ago. He wants parents to be aware that the highly addictive and sometimes deadly drug is showing up on the streets.

Heroin has been an increasing concern for several years in suburban areas. The new heroin is far more powerful than years past, so much so that it can be snorted or swallowed instead of injected. That makes it more appealing to teens and others who don't want the stigma of shooting up.

 

 

 


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