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Heroin Dealers Not Letting Up

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 Heroin Dealers Prey on addicts trying to recover.  Often times they set up shop right outside of places recovering addicts go to get help.  Louis is trying to stay clean from a 31 1/2 year heroin addiction.  "It consumed my whole life", he says "They're going to come, they're going to come" says Louis. "They try to bring you down where you're at", says Christopher, a newly recovered addict who is 7 months clean.  This is his second time in treatment for a multi year Heroin addiction.  "It's hard for them to fight when someone is dangling it in front of their faces." says an undercover Toledo vice officer.  "It's got a grip on our society that is going to be tough to combat anytime soon, we're playing catch up now," he says.

Just 7 months into the year, Toledo's hitting record high numbers of overdoses.  129 so far, and it's only July.  Vice officers say it's going to be a bit longer before they can pull out the numbers of those overdoses that have been fatal. "I was in narcotics 7 years prior to this, and I've never seen anything like this numbers wise."

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