heroin

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Community Response to Heroin Abuse

Heroin abuse epidemic in Greater Cincinnati

  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 fight heroin use. Dr. Lynne Saddler, Northern Kentucky Health Department District director of Health, Senior Program Officer Ann Barnum with Interact for Health, and Dr.

Read more
heroin
6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Ky Gov and lawmakers to tackle heroin in 2014

DEA

Tackling the skyrocketing problem of heroin is still on the front burner for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and area lawmakers.

A study 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.

Read more
heroin
3:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

NKY's plan to stabilize & reverse heroin epidemic

The report says "The impact of the heroin epidemic on NKY is unprecedented."
Northern Kentucky Drug Task Force

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 Northern Kentucky's Collective Response to the Heroin Epidemic, is expected to cost $4 million.

The problem:

Read more
Hamilton County Sheriff
2:35 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch

The colors are presented just before Sheriff Jim Neil's speech at the Cincinnati Rotary Club.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

On his first appearance before the Cincinnati Rotary, Sheriff Jim Neil reiterated the county does not need a new jail.

"Judges will sentence to capacity whether you have 3,000 jail cells or 1,000," he says.

Neil handed out awards Thursday to several deputies and took questions ranging from the budget to drugs and the county jail.

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.

Another problem? Heroin.

Read more