Use of heroin steadily rising over the past three years


Champaign - Heroin use is a serious problem in central Illinois.


The Champaign County Coroner says, 46 people died from drug overdoses in the past three years, 29 of those involved heroin. Our partner's at the Champaign New-Gazette report, some officials believe people are addicted to pain pills, that then increases to the use of heroin.


An estimated third of the people sentenced to drug court in Champaign County in the last two years, have been heroin addicts.

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