Regionally Speaking

Porter County Officials Talk About Rash Of Heroin Deaths

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Porter County was believed to have had 9 heroin related deaths in 2012. The county has recorded 8 heroin-related deaths already this month, nearly all of them in the last two weeks. LaPorte County has seen a similar spike. Steve Walsh interviewed Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris Thursday morning (3-14-13) about the deaths.


During Regionally Speaking, Bob Taylor, head of the Porter County Drug Unit, heroin-related arrests tripled in 2012 in both Lake and Porter County. Police also believe they have traced at least one of the sources of the drug to Dolton, Illinois.

Listen to Steve’s interview with Bob Taylor here: RS Bob Taylor on heroin 3 14 13


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