heroin http://wvxu.org en Drug trafficking route disrupted but problems persist http://wvxu.org/post/drug-trafficking-route-disrupted-problems-persist <p></p><p>Law enforcement from Hamilton and Dearborn counties are celebrating a big drug bust but say there's still a lot that must be done to curb the explosion of heroin use in the tri-state.</p><p>Authorities seized 25 pounds of heroin and 18 pounds of cocaine as it was being transported through Indiana from Chicago en route to Cincinnati.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:40:16 +0000 Tana Weingartner 29367 at http://wvxu.org Drug trafficking route disrupted but problems persist Community Response to Heroin Abuse http://wvxu.org/post/community-response-heroin-abuse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Law enforcement and health professionals are calling heroin abuse in Greater Cincinnati an epidemic. The drug is cheap, easy to get, and its affects are devastating. But several agencies and individuals have joined forces to <a href="http://nkyhatesheroin.com/" target="_blank">fight heroin use</a>. Dr. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 20811 at http://wvxu.org Community Response to Heroin Abuse Ky Gov and lawmakers to tackle heroin in 2014 http://wvxu.org/post/ky-gov-and-lawmakers-tackle-heroin-2014 <p>Tackling the skyrocketing problem of heroin is still on the front burner for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and area lawmakers.</p><p>A <a href="http://[CutID: &lt;Cuts&gt; 121613amtbeshear3.wav" target="_blank">study</a> released in November said drug overdose deaths have quadrupled in Kentucky since 1999 and now the number is higher than all other states except for West Virginia and New Mexico. Northern Kentucky is seeing more emergency room visits from overdoses and more people dying from overdoses.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 20767 at http://wvxu.org Ky Gov and lawmakers to tackle heroin in 2014 NKY's plan to stabilize & reverse heroin epidemic http://wvxu.org/post/nkys-plan-stabilize-reverse-heroin-epidemic <p>The task force studying Northern Kentucky's increasing heroin problem recommends a combination of increased police presence, legislation and prevention, treatment and recovery. The four-year plan to stabilize and reverse the epidemic, called <a href="http://drugfreenky.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Northern-Kentuckys-Collective-Response-Final.pdf">Northern Kentucky's Collective Response to the Heroin Epidemic</a>, is expected to cost $4 million.</p><p><strong>The problem:</strong></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:47:17 +0000 Ann Thompson 19679 at http://wvxu.org NKY's plan to stabilize & reverse heroin epidemic Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch http://wvxu.org/post/sheriff-talks-jails-drugs-rotary-lunch <p></p><p>On his first appearance before the Cincinnati Rotary, Sheriff Jim Neil reiterated the county does not need a new jail.</p><p>"Judges will sentence to capacity whether you have 3,000 jail cells or 1,000," he says.</p><p>Neil handed out awards Thursday to several deputies and took questions ranging from the budget to drugs and the county jail.</p><p>Neil has been expanding electronic monitoring and would like to add even more of the devices. He says what the county does lack is enough space for female and special needs inmates.</p><p>Another problem? Heroin.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:35:20 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15666 at http://wvxu.org Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch