The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has investigated several cases in recent weeks that involve a drug that hasn’t been known to be in the area for a while: heroin.
Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer says heroin is a pricey drug and is not as obtainable as some of the other drugs that deputies have been confiscating from criminals.
“We’re still dealing with the prescription pill epidemic, methamphetamine and marijuana, but now here within the last couple of weeks, my officers have dealt with a couple of scenarios in which heroin has surfaced,” explained Gayer.
Gayer wants to keep the public informed and encourages residents to report any type of drug activity to local law enforcement.
“I just wanted to keep the public informed that there’s certain items that you need to be looking for if you suspect a loved one may be using this highly addictive drug. The pictures on this website show some of the paraphernalia and exactly what heroin looks like and how they induce it into their system,” he said.
Help is available for heroin addicts, be it through law enforcement or a drug rehabilitation agency.
“You need to get a hold of some professional whether it is a law enforcement officer or someone that works in drug rehabilitation. Get your loved one to those proper people to get them off of this drug before it destroys vital organs and causes a lot of stress and financial issues concerning the use and addiction of this drug,” Gayer encouraged.
Call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 946-6655 to report any drug activity.