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Heroin use on the rise in Ogle County

Posted: Monday, Dec 10th, 2012

ROCHELLE—Heroin drug use just isn’t a big city problem or something from a scene in a Hollywood movie. According to Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn, the presence of heroin in Ogle County has increased of late and has the attention of local law enforcement agencies.

Within the past week, the sheriff’s department made three heroin-related busts that resulted in six arrests and the confiscation of 48 bags of heroin. All three of these deals materialized near public places, with one of the deals within 1,000 feet of a church, the second within 1,000 feet of a park and the latest within 1,000 feet of a daycare center.

“Heroin has been a rising problem for our county over the past four years. We’ve had lots of overdoses and for the people who are eligible for Ogle County Drug Court, the drug of choice is heroin,” Harn said. “It appears that the drug is cheaper and easier to get more than ever. We have people coming from out of town selling this within our county.”

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