2014 heroin arrests triple 2012-13 total in St Tammany
COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish authorities say heroin arrests in 2014 are triple the total for the previous two years and officers confiscated 50 times as much heroin.
And Coroner Charles Preston says a particularly lethal heroin mixture is being found. It's mixed with acetyl-fentanyl - a synthetic opiate that the American College of Emergency Physicians describes as five to 15 times more potent than heroin.
The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force says in a news release that there have been more than 100 heroin-related arrests this year, compared to 32 for 2012 and 2013 together. The amount of heroin confiscated rose from a two-year total of 2.1 ounces to more than 6½ pounds.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU begins digitizing century-old editions of longtime campus newspaper
Hundreds of volunteers pick up litter around the capital city
New entertainment venue set to open at Mall of Louisiana in 2019
Cheeky Capitol parking lot security system strikes again
Denham Springs adds second resource officer to watch its schools