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Recent Heroin Seizures
The use of heroin is increasing in many areas throughout the United States now that opiate pain medications aren't as easy to obtain and the cost on the streets have increased. Many people dependent on pain medications are substituting heroin now so the demand for the drug is rising which is why the availability of the drug is so high in certain areas.
The abuse of heroin isn't the only thing that's significantly increased, so have seizures of the illicit opiate drug in some areas. According to fox8.com in the first six months of this year, Ohio authorities seized 27,875 grams of heroin which was is an increase of 327% compared to the same time frame last year in 2011.
Heroin worth 1.5 million on the streets was seized in eastern Indiana not long ago according to SFGate. Thirty packs of heroin were confiscated after a vehicle was stopped on Interstate 70 for a traffic violation. The heroin was found hidden in the trunk and passenger compartment of the vehicle.
Prescription pain medications are a popular drug of choice for a lot of people in Georgia like they are all over the U.S. and they too are seeing an increase in heroin related drug activity. Eighty six pounds of heroin was seized in Georgia according to walb.com and is the biggest heroin bust in the state's history.
Heroin is also a common drug that's smuggled into the United States in various ways. According to MailOnline, a woman was caught attempting to smuggle 8 lbs. of heroin in her luggage disguised as hair cream at John F. Kennedy International Airport not long ago.