JERSEYVILLE - The last two years have seen an increase in heroin arrests by Jerseyville police officers.
The Jerseyville Police Department is working hard to not only stop the flow of the opiate into the city, but to educate users about the dangers of the drug and the need to seek treatment for addiction.
"What we are seeing in Jerseyville is a very large increase in China white heroin," Sgt. Scott Woefel of the Jerseyville Police Department said Friday. "The reason, I believe, is because it's highly addictive, and a heroin high lasts longer than from crack cocaine."
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