Saturday, June 17, 2006

Police from many states meet on deadly heroin

Chicago Tribune

Chicago- Law enforcement officials came from several states that have seen hundreds of fatal overdoses linked to fentanyl-laced heroin to a summit in Chicago Wednesday on the drug scourge.

Authorities from Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri and other states met at the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago. Also present were Chicago police and supervisors from the U.S. attorney's office.

Chicago has seen at least 60 deaths linked to the powerful painkiller in a little more than a year.

Those who attended the conference discussed the history of the drug and the capabilities of the underworld to produce it clandestinely. Investigators also discussed individual cases to look for links, authorities said.


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