abc
QUICK LINKS:

Officials Discuss Minn. Heroin Problem

Updated: 02/16/2014 10:31 PM
Created: 02/16/2014 1:29 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

The deadly rise in heroin use in Hennepin County was at the center of a conversation with Minnesota officials Sunday afternoon.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and Senator Amy Klobuchar hosted a roundtable on the issue Sunday at Hazelden Center for Youth and Families in Plymouth.

Stanek focused on ways to prevent abuse including proper disposal of prescription medications and new laws. Sen. Klobuchar has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency to focus on the spike in heroin use. 

The Sheriff's Office says 56 people died from heroin last year in Hennepin County, which is the most ever recorded.

So far this year, there have been four heroin related deaths in Hennepin County.


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Overcast
75°
83° | 70°
  • Feels like: 75° F
  • Wind: ENE 7mph
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Sun Slight chance of a thunderstorm
    90° | 68°
  • Mon A few clouds
    80° | 60°
  • Tue Showers and thunderstorms
    74° | 58°
  • Wed Mainly cloudy and rainy
    71° | 57°

Video

KSTP NEWS