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.
The number of heroin-related deaths has increased dramatically, according to Hennepin County officials.
A new federal study found that 70 percent of men being booked at the Hennepin County Jail tested positive for drugs.