Minneapolis has the highest purity and lowest price heroin in the USA

By chillinwill · Jan 13, 2010 · ·
  1. chillinwill
    Heroin Use on Rise in Twin Cities Metro

    Anoka County Sheriff Bruce Andersohn and Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek are teaming up to let the Twin Cities know the truth about heroin use in their two counties.

    A report by the Department of Human Services released in 2009 says Minneapolis has the highest purity level of Mexican heroin of any U.S. city, and sells the drug for the lowest prices.

    Between January and November in 2009, there were 22 reported heroin deaths in the metro area. In 2008, there were 14 people who died due to heroin overdoses, according to medical examiner data in Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

    “What we’re talking about here today is the human toll of heroin in our communities,” Andersohn said, ”In the last 14 months alone in Anoka County, we’ve seen five overdose deaths and that is a tragedy.”

    The report also showed for the first time in recent history, treatment admissions for heroin and other opiates combined surpassed the number of admissions for cocaine. Andersohn and Stanek are warning parents, educators, health care providers, counselors and young people to be aware of the dangers and prevalence of heroin.

    “To the heroin-users in our community, let me say this: You may not be afraid of jail, but you might be afraid of dying,” Stanek said.

    The Hennepin County Jail is reporting more inmates booked into the facility who have used heroin prior to their arrest. According to a 2009 drug use survey at the jail, approximately seven percent of arrestees at the Hennepin County Jail have used opiates within 24 hours prior to incarceration. In 2000, the number was about roughly three percent. Nearly all of the arrestees described the opiate they used as heroin.

    “We have the opportunity and responsibility to recognize and address this problem early," Stanek said.

    January 12, 2010
    MyFox Twin Cities

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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Interesting story. Strange place to have the highest grade from Mexico. Wonder if they are talking about "black tar" or powder?

    Don't have time to search for it atm but have also seen reports that new jersey has the highest grade/ cheapest heroin in the nation, and that was certainly powder.
  2. chillinwill
    Yes I am assuming they are referring to tar as NJ certainly has H4 or powder heroin. Mexican heroin almost always refers to black tar heroin.

    I have heard the same thing about New Jersey with the highest purity of heroin, but that heroin is the H4 heroin as there is nothing else but that on the East Coast of the USA (unless on a rare, rare occasion).
  3. coolhandluke
    swim lives around two hours south of minneapolis/st. paul and has personally used the heroin from there. it was brown rock h, and was much better than anything he has gotten in his hometown. swim told his friend who goes up there for other drugs, to scoop him up a bag, so it was not cut outside of the twin cities.
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