Humboldt’s Heroin Use Makes New York Times
Black tar heroin. [Photo from a 2017 arrest by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force]
“The dirty needles can be found scattered among the pine and brush, littering the forest floor around Eureka, a town long celebrated as a gateway to the scenic Redwood Empire.” The opening sentence for today’s New York Times article entitled Needle by Needle, a Heroin Crisis Grips California’s Rural North
paints a bleak picture. And it gets worse…
“In Humboldt County, the opioid death rate is five times higher than the state average,” states the article. “The problem is exacerbated here in Eureka, the county seat, by a sizable homeless population…”
Perhaps the worse part is that our coroner, Ernie Stewart, says that Meth use is a still worse problem than heroin.
Read the article by clicking this link.