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 southbedtribune.com , 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.