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7 face federal charges in heroin bust in NC

By buseman, Jun 8, 2010 | |
  1. buseman
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A federal criminal complaint says seven people have been charged in North Carolina's largest city with conspiring to distribute black-tar heroin.

    The Charlotte Observer reported the complaint filed Monday says the bust in Charlotte netted about 6 pounds of the heroin.

    The six men and one woman each face charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of cocaine.

    Investigators say Charlotte has become a hub for heroin distribution, with the number of overdoses and deaths associated with the drug increasing sharply.

    Black-tar heroin gets it name from its color and texture. It cost about half as much as other forms of heroin and is considered more dangerous because of its impurities.

    June 8, 2010


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