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Two Teenagers, Passed Out With 71 Heroin Packets

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

Two Teenagers, Passed Out With 71 Heroin Packets

Police found 71 packages of heroin on two teenagers who were passed out at a gas pump Saturday morning.  The teens pulled into the gas pump, but never got out of the car.   According to , the gas station attended alerted police when he noticed the two were unconscious.  The police had to physically remove the kids from the car, and when they reported having taken heroin they were transported to the hospital.  They were later released to their parents.

The police feel this incident is representative of the growing heroin problem in the area.  They are under the assumption that one of the teens had such a large amount of heroin because he was selling it to support his own habit.  Local law enforcement has been cracking down on dealers, and judges have been harshening the punishment for these drug-related crimes.  They hope that together, the law enforcement and the courts can make a dent in the drug problem.

About the Author

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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