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Special Report: Erie's Heroin Epidemic

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Heroin has long been a problem in our area, but now it's become an epidemic in Erie.

Recently, Erie police seized 3 ounces of heroin, worth $30,000 on the streets.
It came after a 2 month investigation into heroin trafficking from Detroit.

We wanted to take a closer look at the issue.
We sat down with narcotics investigators as well as addiction treatment professionals, to get a clearer picture of the impact heroin is having in our community.

"What we're seeing is a lot more heroin and a lot more investigations into the use of heroin coming from Detroit" said Director of the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation.

"With heroin you don't know what it's made of, you don't know how potent it is. You don't know what it's mixed with and you don't know how well your body is going to be able to deal with it, what type of reaction it'll have in tolerating the drug," said Timothy Knupp, with Gaudenzia Crossroads, an addiction treatment facility in Erie.

Coming up Wednesday night at 6:00 and SEE News at 11, Emily Matson will bring us an in depth report, on the heroin epidemic in our area.

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