DOVER, Del.- Delaware has clamped down on illegal access to narcotic prescription medication but that has addicts turning to other drugs for a high, heroin in particular.
According to Delaware State Police, heroin use across the state is exploding. Police tell WBOC that 578 heroin possession arrests were made in 2011. By August of this year, state police had surpassed that number.
To get the money to fuel their addiction, police said addicts are turning to crime.
"What they're looking for is electronics, jewelry, anything to quick turn on the market, either on the street or through pawn shops to get that money," said DSP Sgt. Paul Shavack. "They're not getting rich from doing these crimes but what they are is feeding their addiction."
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