Sheriff Mike Bouchard says they’ve seen a 300 percent increase in the number of heroin-related cases in Oakland County.
Having seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases involving heroin, the Oakland County Sheriff’s office will be teaming up in the coming week with other law enforcement agencies to host a seminar aimed at educating the public on the dangers to teens.
Bouchard says heroin use often begins as a replacement for prescription drug abuse.
Documents show that Ann Arbor police have been called to handle hundreds of complaints, including reports of heroin overdoses, at the city’s downtown library during the past three years.
“It was just very easy to go to downtown Birmingham, for $10 you buy a little packet and it’s all there.”
A policy that focuses on punishment has never been the right approach, and never will be the right approach. We can’t kill or incarcerate this problem away.
WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee spoke with a local addiction specialist.
Monroe County health officials are calling it an “epidemic” — the proliferation of fatal heroin overdoses that continue to claim young lives.
Investigators say the 30-year-old Detroiter mailed more than $38,000 worth of heroin to associates in West Virginia.
Detroit police made a major drug bust at home on the city’s west side Friday, getting over $3.3 million worth of illegal drugs off the streets.