Heroin used to be a blight confined to urban areas, but no longer. Heroin’s deadly reach extends to the suburbs and beyond. And a new study shows that heroin users don’t know the risks associated with the drug.
Heroin, crack cocaine and other suspected narcotics were seized and two people arrested when north suburban police raided a home on Chicago’s North Side, and a third person was arrested for trying to enter the home during the search.
It’s an alarming spike; the number of people being arrested for heroin in DuPage County were up 700 percent last year. At the same time, researchers might have uncovered a link – something almost all heroin addicts share.
A 17-year-old boy arrested for possession of heroin died in police custody Wednesday morning.
A southwest suburban man allegedly had been taking heroin and was texting at the time he caused a fatal accident two months ago in rural Kendall County.
Police found syringes, plastic bags of heroin and other drug paraphernalia in and around a toddler’s crib last week while serving an arrest warrant in an apartment.
The sister and brother-in-law of a Round Lake Park woman are expected in court today, on charges stemming from her death and the concealment of her body for 10 days.
A 1960s city football hero from Farrgaut High School and NFL record-holder was arrested Friday afternoon in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood and charged with possessing heroin.
Two people have been charged with child endangerment, after police found two small children in a Palos Hills apartment where four people had passed out, apparently from drug overdoses.
Suburban residents sometimes travel to the inner city to buy drugs, but Naperville police said a young Chicago brother and sister traveled to the suburbs to sell heroin to customers.
A pregnant Indiana woman has been sentenced to six years in prison, for taking $40 in a heroin deal.
Two northwest suburban man were arrested on drug charges after allegedly selling heroin to an undercover police early Wednesday near a Carpentersville elementary school.
Police responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle uncovered nearly $5 million worth of heroin and cocaine in the car.
A Chicago man faces up to 30 yeras in prison after being convicted Wednesday of selling heroin near an elementary school in northwest suburban Carpentersville.