6:12 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Rise in heroin overdoses in Kalamazoo County

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Law enforcement says high demand and high purity driving increase
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The high demand and the purity of the heroin hitting Kalamazoo's streets have led to a recent spike in the number of non-fatal and fatal overdoses, Kalamazoo Public Safety Capt. David Boysen said, and numbers from KDPS and a local ambulance service are indicative of the trend.
5:09 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

High purity heroin in Kalamazoo County leads to rise in overdoses

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A Kalamazoo Public Safety official says it is easy for addicts to overdose on the drug if they are not used to such a high concentration of heroin. An uptick in heroin addictions often leads to more robberies, larcenies, and retail fraud.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- High purity combined with rising heroin use have Kalamazoo-area law enforcement officials concerned. It was an overdose of heroin that killed Jayme Robert Earle, 26, the Richland man found dead inside his pickup truck in March in Kalamazoo's Stuart neighborhood, police said last week.