Friday, June 09, 2006

Feds get involved in tainted heroin case

The Daily News

The tainted heroin that has ravaged Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods now has the attention of the federal government.

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials addressed the recent rash of fentanyl-laced heroin-related deaths and overdoses during a Wednesday press briefing at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Pittsburgh.

"I'm astounded that there are people in this region whose addiction is so strong, they are willing to die just to get high," U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said. "I'm equally astounded there are people preying on these addictions that could lead to death."

By David Whipkey


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