Thursday, March 12, 2009

Too-potent heroin blamed in 20 Lake Co. deaths

This is way to important ~ way to serious of an issue now ~
I apologize in advance without asking permission to post this article ~

Taken straight from Chicago Breaking News:
It's amazing how many comments in such a short time ~ more to this article found HERE!
Lake County authorities believe an unusually strong batch of heroin could be responsible for a recent spike in the number of heroin overdoses in the northern suburbs.

Coroner Richard Keller said he has asked the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to check the purity levels of heroin found in the possession of several overdose victims. Keller said he began noticing an increase in heroin overdoses in December, when eight people died from using the drug.

In January and February, the coroner's office recorded about six deaths each month from heroin overdoses. Normally, the office averages about three heroin overdoses each month.

"We're concerned there could be a more potent form of heroin out there than what people are used to," Keller said.

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2 inspiring comments:

Rebecca said...

This is very upsetting. I know, Vonna, that you are VERY upset. It is like a nightmare that keeps coming back.

I do think that articles like this and hitting the evening news are definately getting the word out about this stuff.

You are and have done everything humanly possible to get the word out about this. You have made a difference.

Thank you for posting this and all the things that you do.

vonna said...

I thank you for your support of me Rebecca ~ you have been through this with me from the beginning ~ I cherish that! I am trying - it's hard but I am trying.. Lord knows I am trying ~

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