Anti-drug advocates worry heroin bust may lead to increased drug - KMOV.com

Anti-drug advocates worry heroin bust may lead to increased drug trafficking

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Anti-drug advocates said they are concerned traffickers may bring in greater quantities of heroin, after police yielded more than 34,000 dosages of the drug in St. Charles County.

“If a lot of this heroin is coming from a major cartel, they're going to want to make up their losses,” said Mike Morrison, CEO of Bridgeway Behavioral Health. “They're going to then pump more heroin into the St. Louis area, and find someone else to sell.”

Morrison said St. Louis City and County is already saturated with heroin, even in rural areas.

On Tuesday, medics at Saint Anthony's Hospital said they handled four heroin overdose cases in about an hour and four additional cases the next day.

Although some applauded the recent heroin sweep, anti-drug advocates told News 4 the fight against heroin is far from over.


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