Saturday, January 13, 2007

Heroin No. 2 threat in Chicago suburbs

Lombard police Deputy Chief Dane Cuny said the increase in heroin use in the last five years in the suburbs has been significant.

"Next to alcohol and driving, drugs are the single-most threat to our youth-particularly heroin," Cuny said, adding that heroin is very accessible in open-air markets in Chicago.

"You don't have to look any further than the drug-related deaths," the deputy chief explained. "Because of the nature of heroin, it claims quite a few lives in DuPage County." Source.

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