Spike in heroin overdoses leads to crackdown on dealers

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — As heroin-related overdoses skyrocket, communities throughout West Michigan are stepping up efforts to catch those responsible for the drug’s supply.

That includes Kalamazoo County, where there’s been a spike in heroin-related overdoses this year. Police say they’re are cracking down, not on the users, but on the dealers.

By the end of June, there were 79 heroin-related overdoses in Kalamazoo County, said Capt. Brad Misner with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. “Those are overdoses actually reported to us, so there’s probably a lot more that weren’t even reported,” he added.

To compare, there were 90 reported overdoses in all of 2017 in Kalamazoo County, according to Misner.

Full story: WOOD TV

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