Northern Kentucky police patrol ‘heroin rush hour’

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FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) – A northern Kentucky police department has launched an anti-heroin unit tasked with patrolling highways, especially during what they call “heroin rush hour.”

The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1UgXQJO ) reports that Fort Thomas police launched a three-officer Heroin Interdiction Team on Feb. 15 to get heroin off the roadways.

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Sgt. Chris Goshorn says officers have noticed addicts tend to wake up and drive to nearby Cincinnati for their next fix around 9 or 10 a.m.

With many addicts pooling their gas money together for the trip north, Officer Derek Faught says a car filled with people in their pajamas can be a tell-tale sign for investigators that an intoxicated driver is at the wheel.

Fort Thomas police say their anti-heroin unit has been attributed with 143 different drug charges since it was launched.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

 

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