More Deaths by Heroin Overdose in Jackson
Six deaths caused by heroin overdose in Jackson since last month. The latest two just happened last Wednesday night, April 8.
Local authorities are wondering if it's a bad batch or a whole different strength. According to Lt. Elmer Hitt, "We have seen an increase in heroin overdoses since the beginning of the year."
A specialist says most heroin users get started, thanks to their use of prescription medicine, that gets too expensive to buy when their prescriptions run out; so they turn to the less-expensive street drugs. (I try to stay away from prescription drugs and have refused them - like when I've had a tooth pulled, etc.)
This story seems to be at a standstill as the authorities don't seem to know what direction - or action - to take. Have YOU any ideas? They'd like some input from the community - even surrounding communities are welcome to put their thoughts in.
To read the complete tale as reported by WILX-TV, CLICK HERE.