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County Sheriffs: Dramatic Increase In Heroin-Related Deaths

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The number of heroin-related deaths has increased dramatically, according to Hennepin County officials.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom and Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart will issue a warning about heroin use at a press conference Thursday. They plan to discuss new and disturbing trends and the recent cases in the metro area.

Officials say there is a new concern about heroin use increasing among teens and young adults because painkillers are a gateway drug that can lead to heroin addiction.

The press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the second floor training room at the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility, 401 S. 4th Ave. in Minneapolis.

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