Jefferson City police to examine heroin problem in central Missouri

Thursday, December 8, 2011 | 7:30 a.m. CST; updated 9:45 a.m. CST, Thursday, December 8, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Law enforcement agencies in the Jefferson City area said there appears to be an increase in heroin and opiate-related overdoses.

The Cole County sheriff's office and Jefferson City Police Department said they plan to closely examine the data about the heroin problem and will eventually host a public forum.

The announcement about the anti-heroin effort came as charges were filed Wednesday against a Jefferson City man and woman for attempting to distribute heroin and for possessing various other illegal drugs. A 1-week-old baby at their home was placed in the custody of the state Family Services Division.


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