Heroin use reported on the rise in Morrison County
Heroin is thought of as a drug of the 1970s, with its skinny, strung-out users sporting telltale track marks on their arms. Heroin hasn’t been thought of as a problem for years, as the likes of crack, crack cocaine and methamphetamine and in most recent years, prescription drugs, took its place.
As laws and law enforcement came down hard on one drug, the next emerged. And so it is with the return of heroin.
As law enforcement and state laws began cracking down on methamphetamine use and production, addicts began abusing prescription medications.
Over the past year, since the birth of the Prescription Drug Task Force in Morrison and several surrounding counties, heroin is once again rearing its addictive and deadly head. See more in Morrison County Record exclusive by Editor Terry Lehrke.