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Is drug abuse in the Roseville area becoming a bigger problem?

Most of our Roseville readers would probably think that after years of a so-called "War on Drugs" in this country that, overall, drug abuse and the use of illegal substances would be decreasing. However, that may not be the case in the local area, where, according to a recent report, the local authorities have major concerns about the increased use of one particularly dangerous drug: heroin.

A recent article noted that four individuals were arrested and booked into the Placer County Jail on a series of conspiracy and other charges that may all relate back to the increase of heroin and opiates use in the Roseville area. The arrests were the result of a reported three-month investigation, and the concern law enforcement officials have about the increase in drug use has prompted the Roseville Police Department to issue a statement advising those who may be abusing drugs of the overall effect such use can have on the local community, and also encouraging those individuals to seek help with their addictions.

Drug addiction is a nasty problem in America, and no one would dispute that this type of addiction at times drives people to do things they wouldn't normally do. However, when substance abuse leads to an arrest on drug charges, the problem is not only a mental and medical problem anymore.

Public attitudes may be changing about the use of marijuana, but there has been little sway in the perception on "hard" drugs like cocaine and heroin. As a result, anyone facing drug possession charges involving these harder types of drugs can expect to face the full force of a prosecution effort, which requires a full force criminal defense strategy that presses right back.

Source: RosevillePatch, "Police Arrest 4 in Drug Investigation," Lauren Gibbs, Aug. 22, 2013

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