Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:31 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Oct 24, 2013 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Officials here are so concerned about a rash of heroin-related deaths, they sent a memo telling people to stay away and suggesting users get help.
"You're looking at a four fold increase," said coroner Dr. Beau Clark. "The concern is that we may hit a five fold increase, which is very alarming," Clark added.
Eighteen people have died from the drug so far in 2013. That stat is quadruple the number in 2012.
People are turning to heroin because it is more difficult to get prescription medicines.
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