All hands on deck to fight heroin war

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Posted: August 22, 2013

The Winchester Star

Among the heroin-related items seized by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and now used for training are a one-ounce bag of the drug (top left) and plastic vials with colorful lids used by dealers in Baltimore, Md., according to Capt. Allen Sibert. Also pictured are plastic and heat-sealed storage bags, some containing folded paper with the drug inside. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Capt. Allen Sibert holds a glassine envelope containing heroin that was taken from a drug user. He said the purity of the drug leads him to believe it came from Afghanistan.
A complete “shoot kit” taken from a heroin user is now used to train law enforcement officers at the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Clockwise from top are the small baggie the drug comes in when purchased, a large baggie to hold the shoot kit, a soda can bottom used to cook impurities from the drug (impurities can be seen on the top of the can), a Tic Tac container with empty gel capsules used to hold the drug. and a syringe for injecting it. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — It’s likely going to take more than just law enforcement to tackle the area’s growing heroin epidemic.

The Northwest Regional Drug Task Force on Monday participated in a heroin summit,…

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