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Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled in Tennessee

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled in Tennessee

In a report, the CDC says that heroin overdose deaths have increased by almost 300% from the year 2002 all the way to 2013. Over 8,000 people died during this time period from heroin overdose alone. Research in the past has stated that people who have used prescription opioids were 40% more inclined to dabble in heroin and become addicted, according to ABC News. Despite the numerous attempts to nip heroin use in the bud the drug always finds its way to multiply the lives it consumes. “An increasing number of people are primed for heroin use because they were addicted to an opioid painkiller,” says the CDC director Dr.Tom Frieden who also mentioned that heroin is about five times more affordable than the prescription pills,” says ABC News. Heroin is not only a problem in urban communities, it has spread to areas with smaller populations also. Expecting mothers have continued their heroin use throughout their pregnancies, according to Dr. Stephen Patrick, the associate professor of pediatrics and health policy and Neonatologist at Vanderbilt University’s medical center, who works with infants who have heroin in their system from the womb from pregnant women still using. The repeat problem is that there are not enough treatment centers available to help women or anyone willing to break free from their addiction. Dr. Patrick says that families need more treatment, particularly young families. He says there are an excessive amount of young women out there that need help and are addicted compared to the amount in 2002. People need to stop reaching for drugs as an answer so they can finally start to realize...
Texting and Driving Turns Into a Drug Bust in Memphis

Texting and Driving Turns Into a Drug Bust in Memphis

On Germantown Parkway in Memphis, Tennessee police pulled a man over for texting and driving but somehow, he escaped custody. When the man escaped he gave police an avid advantage to search his car. They found drugs in his car which sparked an investigation that brought them to a quiet neighborhood called Aspen Meadows Cove. The police suspected the man, they now gave a name, Adrian Bean, was selling drugs from his car. News Channel 3 WREG attained a police document stating that they identified the SUV and a woman driving it. The woman driving the car ran a stop sign leading them back to the same SUV Bean had gotten away from. Cops pulled her over for questioning and lo’ and behold, they found Bean inside with her and a smorgasbord of drugs. What a coincidence for officials to find the perpetrator with evidence on him in the car he had been pulled over in initially; police arrested him that day. The woman driving the car agreed to let police search her home. Inside her house they came across cannabis on a table in the kitchen in multitude jars. They also found cocaine, Xanax and counterfeit drugs. Apparently the woman was unaware of all of the drugs Bean had accumulated inside her house, or maybe she wanted him to get caught. Brilliant leaving the illicit substances on the table in full view of law enforcement Bean. You’re really living up to your namesake, mister. “It has caught me off guard I would not have expected it, we usually walk the dogs in this area over here,” says one neighbor, as quoted...