It’s a sobering statistic compared to last year's 21 heroin overdose deaths, and only one reported death in 2012.
Law enforcement agencies said the heroin epidemic is a problem that they “can’t arrest their way out of,” leaving rehab facilities scrambling to create and test prevention and treatment methods.
Even though hospitals, courts, jails and rehab facilities are inundated with heroin cases, some people are paying for their heroin-related crimes.
On Wednesday, Dwayne Fletcher and Megan Wooddell were sentenced in a federal district court for distributing heroin.
The statement of facts revealed Fletcher and Wooddell would drive to
Fletcher was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison, and Wooddell was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison.
Dean Roberson, 32, of
On March 21, 2014, Roberson sold heroin he bought in
Roberson was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for distributing heroin that resulted in an overdose injury, and distribution of methamphetamine.