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Overwhelmed Border

Heroin finding easy path into the U.S.

April 10, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Unlike the heroin epidemic of the 1960s and 1970s, which was mainly confined to high-population, urban areas, the current surge of that deadly drug is being felt in communities of all sizes. Parkersburg, Marietta, and other Mid-Ohio Valley communities certainly have not been immune to this plague. Here, heroin use has revealed itself in the ways you would expect - an increase in drug-related crime, arrests and, unfortunately, overdose deaths.



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