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Heroin Use In Ferry County On The Rise

REPUBLIC, Wash. -

The Chief of Police in the town of Republic is concerned that Heroin use is on the upswing, and now his agency is doing something about it.

The Republic Police Department along with the Ferry County Sheriff's Office made a big heroin bust this past week with seven arrests.

Chief Lewis says that they "expect Heroin use to rise."

They targeted two different areas in Republic where people would go and buy Heroin. To bust these people, they got someone to go undercover and make controlled buys.

Just last week a controlled buy in Wenatchee ended in a police chase with one person dead.

The Chief says that "drug use goes in cycles". Last year it was meth, and the year before that pain pills were a big concern in 2011. Right now Heroin is the big concern in Ferry County.

Chief Lewis says the seven people arrested ranged in age from 18 to 43 years old. He says that they were all working together to get and keep people hooked on the drug.

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