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Cover Story: Charlotte #5 in Black Tar Heroin

Heroin Addiction: Cover Story: Charlotte #5 in black tar heroin
Charlotte’s got a serious heroin problem.  The city is one of the five worst cities in the nation for black tar heroin, which surprises many people.  Also surprising is where the drug is taking hold.  PrimeTime’s Jeff Atkinson reports in our Cover Story.  
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Heroin Addiction: Black tar heroin a growing problem in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte now ranks fifth in the country when it comes to the sale and distribution of black tar heroin. Those numbers were compiled by federal drug agents who are working with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to combat the problem.  CMPD major Glen Neimeyer said the black tar heroin is being brought into the city by Mexican drug cartels.  He pointed out the recent arrests of five …
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