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Man Suspected of Stealing Heroin From Police Evidence Trailer Died With Opiates in His System

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Heroin

Man Suspected of Stealing Heroin From Police Evidence Trailer Died With Opiates in His System

An Illinois man suspected of stealing heroin from a police evidence trailer died from heart disease with opiates in his system.   According to , the man died within days of the heist of more than 6 pounds of heroin.  

Sheriff’s deputies claim that the man learned police were storing confiscated drugs in an outdoor evidence trailer.  Apparently, the man smelled marijuana outside the trailer, making plans to return with two others.  

Police then found the man dead, possibly from a heroin overdose.  They have been unable to determine whether it was the confiscated and then stolen heroin in his system.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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