Rise of Addiction - Fall from Grace
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:31:33 GMT —
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton calls it "A problem of epidemic proportions in this county."
That problem is the use of Heroin.
According the the Flint Area Narcotics Group, the majority of Heroin they're finding in the area is coming up the I-75 from the Detroit area.
"It reaches the middle class, the lower class, the inner city people, the kids out in the suburbs. It's all over the map" said FANG Lieutenant Pat Richard.
Prosecutor Leyton agrees. "It's not just a City of Flint issue," he says. "We see Heroin in the suburbs, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Clio, Davison."
"Some of our data would suggest that we're seeing a higher number of opiate related or Heroin related complications than we ever had before," said Dr. Michael Jaggi, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Hurley Medical Center.
"Guns and drugs," said Prosecutor Leyton, "It's a very dangerous, lethal cocktail that we have to fight every day."