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Local heroin epidemic prompts county summit PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 15:03

As cases, deaths involving dangerous drug mount, leaders seek to involve community in solution to crisis

    Felony charges filed recently against a 28-year-old woman accused of dealing heroin in the Town of Grafton while with her young children may be alarming but they are nothing new in Ozaukee County.

    And that’s the problem, Lt. Rodney Galbraith, who leads the sheriff’s department drug unit, said.

    “Heroin is the No.1 worst problem I’ve seen in Ozaukee County in my 34 years on the job,” he said.

    “Before the heroin epidemic, if you asked me what our biggest law enforcement problem was, I would have said, ‘We have a few burglaries, some domestic abuse and the usual drunk driving.’ I don’t mean to minimize any of those crimes. It’s just that we really didn’t have one overwhelming problem. Now, everything is about heroin.”

 
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