236 Heroin Overdoses In 3 Weeks

The Akron Beacon Journal reports on the current OD toll in the city, and the escalation of the problem, tied by authorities to the influx of a powerful elephant sedative in the heroin chain: “From January to June, Akron paramedics responded to about 320 drug overdose calls. In the three weeks between July 5 and…

how heroin is made

How Heroin is Made?

Heroin is an opiate derivative that is processed from the sap drawn out of the pods of a poppy plant. Certain opiate derivatives, including morphine and painkillers such as oxycontin, are also derived from poppy plants. Like heroin, those opiate derivatives are potentially addictive. Heroin, however, has no accepted or established medicinal properties and it…