Increase in heroin use seen in some Alabama counties

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369784583&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4075132&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369784583 type=script]ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — As Alabama cracks down on meth production and use, drug users are finding another way to get their fix.

Heroin is making a comeback.

In Etowah County, heroin accounted for almost 30 percent of trafficking arrests over the past two months.

It’s a trend that police all over central and north Alabama are tackling.

They say the rise in heroin resembles the spread of meth in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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