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Growth Of Heroin & Opioid Crisis In Allegany County Partly Caused By Supply And Demand

February 20th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Part of what is causing a growing heroin and opioid crisis in Allegany County has to do with supply and demand. According to a city police officer, in Baltimore you can buy a gram of heroin for $80-$90, but in Cumberland its $160 for a gram. The term some use is “money in the mountains."   The drugs come to Western Maryland from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh D.C. and West Virginia.  Officials are taking action. They are tracking every prescription written in town and every emergency room visit. In addition, hundreds of people turned out recently to learn how to use Narcan, which can help save the life of someone who is overdosing. In addition to the growing import market, Delegate Mike McKay says over prescriptions of pain pills is a concern…


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