HEROIN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HEROIN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) George Pyle: Utah cops conduct a sadly honest drug bust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322356-82/drug-street-heroin-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322356-82/drug-street-heroin-lake.html.csp">George Pyle: Utah cops conduct a sadly honest drug bust</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:33:35.887-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“You ask any D.E.A. man, he’ll say, ‘There’s nothin’ we can do’ ...” — Glenn Frey, “Smuggler’s Blues” Google and YouTube have both failed me, so we’ll be relying here on my rapidly fragmenting memory. But I have a pretty clear image of a scene from the gritty 1980s cop show “Hill Street Blues,” where some high city poobahs were striding through the dark halls of Frank Furillo’s rustbelt police station, on their way to bask in the glory of a big drug bust. As they walked, the big wigs were tr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58322356@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:33:35 MDT Utah officers put dent in heroin distribution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321511-78/heroin-gill-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321511-78/heroin-gill-lake-salt.html.csp">Utah officers put dent in heroin distribution</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T22:22:11.577-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah officers have seized 31 pounds of heroin in Salt Lake County since April, putting a dent in the rising tide. The Metro Narcotics Task Force, made up of officers from nine local agencies, announced their success against the Mexican cartel-supported enterprise Thursday, including the arrests of 21 people, with more on the way. To give a scope of the victory, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank pointed to a chart explaining how it would have taken street-level busts a quarter century t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321511@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:22:11 MDT Graduating to a life without drugs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233710-78/daniel-drug-drugs-heroin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233710-78/daniel-drug-drugs-heroin.html.csp">Graduating to a life without drugs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T23:11:24.308-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A year ago, Daniel had spun a fragile cocoon of heroin. The 21-year-old had been using drugs to soothe anxiety and loneliness since he began tinkering with the bottles in his family’s medicine cabinet almost a decade ago. He moved on to magic mushrooms and acid. By 20, addicted to heroin, he was facing felony possession charges and a bleak future. But as he graduated from the pilot class of a new drug court on Monday night, Daniel — not his real name — said he now has the tools not only to stay...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233710@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:11:24 MDT Letter: Executions by heroin overdose? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224696-82/criminal-death-heroin-humane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224696-82/criminal-death-heroin-humane.html.csp">Letter: Executions by heroin overdose?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:02:02.192-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is an open letter to those in our justice system who are given the order to execute criminals judged to be guilty of a crime so heinous that society must require the death penalty as punishment. It has been decided that hanging, firing squad, and electric chair are all too inhumane ways of killing this criminal. So lethal injections were chosen as a more humane way to take this criminal’s life. Unfortunately, many countries and pharmaceutical companies no longer want to sell us the drugs ne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224696@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:02 MDT