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1 year 3 weeks ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

3 years 10 months ago

Mexican drug ring busted

A major drug ring operating in Southern Colorado has been taken down. On Wednesday Federal investigators gave details into the large scale drug bust named "Operation Closing Time". "We arrested totally throughout the 14 month investigation, 36 individuals." explains Matt Barden with the DEA's office in Colorado Springs. Investigators...

4 years 5 months ago

Postal workers busted in drug trafficking ring

Seven U.S. Postal Service workers in Puerto Rico have been indicted on charges they shipped thousands of parcels of heroin, cocaine and marijuana through the mail. The Drug Enforcement Administration says they took advantage of their jobs to ship drugs between Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Arizona. Once...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Heroin use down, not out

11:30, a bell rings... it's lunchtime at Cheyenne Mountain High School. The school is still recovering after a December 2008 police investigation showed possible use of black tar heroin by students. School Resource Officer Bill Walsh is on the front line of drug prevention. He says fortunately it's not as...

5 years 1 month ago

60 balloons filled with heroin seized

Sixty balloons filled with heroin have been seized in a Colorado Springs drug bust. Police were tipped to a possible drug deal on Sunday afternoon. When authorities spotted the car described by a tipster, they pulled it over and searched the car. Inside the car officers found 60 balloons containing...

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