The rise in heroin and prescription drug addiction in recent years has resulted in more arrests of not only people accused of dealing drugs; individuals who are struggling with addiction but would never think of hurting another person have found themselves caught up in the criminal justice system.
Minnesota health care facilities and their patients are increasingly the victims of prescription drug theft, a new study by a coalition of law enforcement and health officials finds.
Maybe we're getting it wrong. Maybe we've missing the bigger picture. Maybe we're missing the real solution. That's the message U.S. Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske wants to send.
Heroin is back in Minneapolis and St. Paul after a hiatus of almost a generation. While methamphetamine has taken up much of the drug-related press in recent years, there is ample evidence to suggest heroin has returned to popularity in Minnesota. Authorities are responding to the drug's rise in popularity. Prosecutions for heroin crimes in Minneapolis and surrounding communities have increased dramatically over the past year.