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Heroin use up; drug arrests down

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Police say heroin is becoming popular because it’s cheaper than pills

By Brad Bowman

Drug statistics from Kentucky State Police Post 5 show a decrease in drug cases, but a shift from methamphetamine and prescription pills to heroin.

In data provided by Ali Parham, Criminal Intelligence Analyst II for KSP Post 5, there  were 48 drug cases opened by any Henry County law enforcement from Jan. 1, 2012, to June 25, 2012.

Marijuana accounted for 25 of those cases and six methamphetamine cases. The heroin cases only accounted for two reported cases.


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