#433 Black Tar Heroin

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010
Subject: #433 Black Tar Heroin



DrugSense FOCUS Alert #433 – Tuesday, 16 February 2010

For newspapers to print a series of articles about heroin is rare. The
Los Angeles Times printed, starting on the newspaper’s front page each
day, an in depth series Sunday through today. The sidebar, below,
appeared at the end of each article. Here are the links to each article:

Sunday: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n111/a09.html

Monday: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n114/a01.html

Tuesday: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n117/a03.html

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Times staff writer Sam Quinones is the author of two books about
Mexico, where he lived for 10 years. For this series, he traveled to
Colorado, Idaho, Ohio, West Virginia and Xalisco, Mexico, to track the
spread of black-tar heroin. He interviewed police narcotics officers,
federal drug agents, prosecutors, public health officials, addiction
experts and imprisoned former dealers and addicts across the U.S.

Sunday: Pushing heroin into the heartland.

Monday: Black tar packs a deadly punch.

Tuesday: Drug money transforms a backwater.


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Prepared by: Richard Lake, Senior Editor www.mapinc.org