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Big drug bust in Ossipee Empty From our neighbor, Mexico...who'da thought it?

Post  News Hawk on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:50 pm

ALBANY, NY – Heroin peddled by Mexican drug cartels have flooded the Northeast – and unlike its predecessors from the 1980s, the drug is stronger, cheaper and purer. New York City has become the hub for the criminal enterprise and lawmakers in the state are putting forward a package of legislation that seeks to fight the resurgence of heroin. The bills, expected to become public on Monday, would toughen penalties for dealers, impose more funding for overdose-reversal drugs and increase insurance...

Five years ago, his agency would serve fewer than 100 people a month. Last month, they served 868 people. Reynolds says the average age of heroin users has dropped from 42 to 22.

"This is someone who was in diapers during the heyday of the AIDS crisis," Reynolds said, noting that while heroin can also be snorted, younger users are choosing to inject the opioid...

Patricia Farrell, a former sergeant at arms in Albany's Capitol, said she went through a range of emotions when her daughter, Laree, told her she had used heroin. Four months later, in March 2013 – after detox, inpatient treatment, meetings and stints of sobriety – Laree, who graduated high school at 16, was found dead in her bed of an apparent overdose five days shy of her 19th birthday...

...Both Reynolds and Farrell emphasize the need for insurance providers to extend coverage for addicts seeking treatment.

"It's so important that insurance companies start to pay for these kids and adults that need to get help," Farrell said. "There is no happy ending to this drug."
—Latino News

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Post  WHL on Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:20 am

I guess it is a real problem!!!

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