The authorities from Anoka County are investigating cases of heroin overdoses. According to the officials, six people who were not related, overdosed on Saturday from heroin. Two of them died and the others were in danger. Drugs are a big issue in the United States, where thousands of people died due to overdoses.
The issue in Anoka County started on Friday, where the police found three people almost dead at the Mall of America. The cause was supposed to be heroin overdoses. In the next 12 hours, three more cases happened. The authorities said that they had never seen something like this in the area. All the people who overdoses were young, which makes us raise awareness about how younger people are more likely to consume and become addicted to drugs.
The police officers were able to save four of the victims after they have them Naloxone, a medication which is against the effects of the drugs in overdose. Moreover, they explained they are teaching people how to use the medication and everyone can come to the training. It is important to know how an overdose looks and what you should do in this situation.
The police from Anoka County is now trying to find the person responsible for the drugs. They think the heroin came from the same sources for all the six people. If the supplier will be found, he will be accused for third-degree murder charges.
Unfortunately, the family of one of the people who died due to heroin was not aware that their relative has problems with drugs. Police officers say that is not a surprise. A lot of people are addicted but try to be normal when they are talking to their relatives.
Heroin is one of the biggest threats for people, especially among teenagers. They are more exposed because they are at the age when they try to impress or to try new things. Parents should pay more attention to this issue. No matter how good your child is, some need just one try to become addicted.
Addiction can happen to anyone. It does not matter how you are or how money you have. The biggest issue is that most people do not think they will become addicted. They just want to try something new.
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