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