Twin Cities Public Television will air programs this month examining the dramatic rise in heroin and prescription opiate abuse in Minnesota. “Heroin at Home” is a two-part documentary produced by tpt and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Heroin deaths in the Twin Cities are on pace to hit a new record this year. So far in 2013, 15 people have died from heroin overdose in Hennepin, Scott, and Dakota counties. It isn’t a new problem, but is far more dangerous than a few years ago.
Authorities say they believe an arrest last week has resulted in the largest-ever heroin bust in Dakota County.
A 37-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to drug charges alleging she gave her 12-year-old daughter heroin, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.
While the use of prescription opiates is down, drug expert Carol Falkowski says there’s seeing a record number of people going into treatment for heroin addiction.
A Maple Grove mother has been charged after police say she had been supplying a 12-year-old girl with heroin and marijuana.
A 27-year-old Fergus Falls man has been arrested in the overdose death of a 23-year-old man, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.
A 27-year-old Hopkins man has been charged with nine felonies after an investigation located illegal narcotics and firearms in his home and vehicle, according to the Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force.
Duluth police report five people apparently overdosed on heroin over the weekend, and one of them died.
Some of the biggest suppliers of heroin in the metro are behind bars after the Minneapolis Police and the DEA dismantled a major heroin ring Thursday.
A 26-year-old man with a four-year college degree has pleaded guilty to organizing a drug-trafficking ring that supplied heroin, cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy across North Dakota and Minnesota.
A Minnesota man has been sentenced to prison in North Dakota for using a person under 18 to distribute heroin.
There’s more evidence that heroin and prescription opiates abuse has a strong grip on the Twin Cities.
Hennepin County authorities say the number of heroin-related deaths increased dramatically in 2011.
The number of heroin-related deaths has increased dramatically, according to Hennepin County officials.
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