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Opinion

October 7, 2013

Our view: Pushing back heroin's tide

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And that’s just one person, causing chaos for an entire neighborhood. Multiply that by dozens or more, and the full picture begins to emerge.

We have good police departments in this area who work together and know “the streets,” so to speak, pretty well. But the public plays a role in helping reduce heroin-related crimes. Illegal activity should be immediately reported to local police, as well as tips about possible heroin-related activity and use. Police welcome these tips, and in the end, they may be the tool that helps break apart the heroin distribution network.

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