Thursday, June 15, 2017

The heroin scourge just keeps getting worse

We already used our editorial page once this week to address the raging heroin-opioid epidemic that is taking a horrific toll on our communities.

We're back to it today.

That's because after dealing with six overdoses in a 24-hour period last week, things continue to spiral out of control in Upper Darby over the weekend.

Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood noted that in the first 12 days of June, his officers responded to 35 overdoses, much of it tied to heroin that had 'Bull Dog' stamped on the wrappers.

We returned to the topic on today's editorial page. The problem, despite constant pressure from local communities and the county, is not getting better; it's getting worse.

You can read the editorial here.

Looking for some good news? Upper Darby police report that have arrested six people they believe are behind the 'Bull Dog' heroin ring.

You can read that story here.

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