By David Mittleman

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Heroin Epidemic Overtakes Mid-Michigan

Heroin faded from the Mid-Michigan scene by the late 1990s, but is making a roaring comeback. It is also taking young lives as it sweeps through areas such as Mason, Okemos, Dewitt, and Vermontville. No area, whether suburb, city or rural township has been untouched by the reemerging epidemic. In 2010, five people died from heroin overdose and by 2011, sixteen additional people died. By mid-October this year, thirteen people had already died from heroin overdose, and many of those people were young, some still in high school. …read more