Bad heroin suspected in overdose deaths

Bad heroin suspected in overdose deaths

There are 25 comments on the Free Republic story from Feb 8, 2006, titled Bad heroin suspected in overdose deaths. In it, Free Republic reports that:

PORTAGE - After the recent overdose death of a 22-year-old man, Porter County police are investigating whether a tainted batch of heroin blamed for a dozen deaths in Chicago has leaked into northwest Indiana.

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Dave K

Naperville, IL

#1 Mar 14, 2006
This heroin problem in Porter County is alot worst than any of you people think. We have the highest rate of overdoses on heroin than anywhere in the country. Something has to be done now !
david Skibo

Naperville, IL

#2 May 30, 2006
dave k, if you could get back to me im doing something about it, or trying to help, im shooting a documentary in chesterton..... email me david_skibo@yahoo.com
biggie

Gurnee, IL

#3 Jun 28, 2007
why are so many young youths dying of heroin overdoses in the world? You know Dave died after posting a cry for help on this web page! maybe it's because so many parents don't know? or the parents are the suppliers? we as people of this nation should say for me drug free. I used to love drugs until i couldn't get a good paying job. Now that i quit i have a dammn good job buying my baby pampers and toys ooh! leave the drugs alone and grow up. Do you see your 10 month old walking around with a bong or a syringe? 300 m or lexis look good on u not the dope man!
Linda M

Melville, NY

#4 Jan 1, 2008
My best friend, Here in jersey
Just died from heroin
Its being tested if its overdose or Bad heroin

The cops seem to think it was bad heroin
cuz they said if it was an overdose, shed still have the needle in her hand.

She injected at a park close to her house, walked in her room, and no one knows how long but her mom found her with vomit bloody all over and foaming at the mouth, she still had her jacket on and everything, and the needles where in her pocket

she called the ambulance but by the tim ethey came...she was dead
Wildabeast --

Southfield, MI

#5 Apr 27, 2008
Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

"GLORK" Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Beneath that Darth-Vader-Mace-Windu-Jedi-Me ssiah Helmet Hairdo of Michelle Obama lurks a Wildabeast. If Michelle Obama new what her husband -- the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. The Lexis-Nexis-Albatross-Abacus-C omplex of Barack and Michelle's relationship with MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" Rev. Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and black demagoguery of Obama's Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; is about as much of a Hoax as Oxfam volunteers believe in HIV-- AIDS Witch Doctors in Africa they feed.
"God damn America" - Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama.
"God bless America" - Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton --
Michelle Obama AKA Wildabeast -- failed the Illinois Bar Exam. If Barack Obama had married Shaniqua instead of the leftist-separatist-racist-beas t-'ist Michelle, his jackanapes' excitedly-fixed-elitism, Nemet-Oure-Saxas-Our-Father-Ou r-King-- black rage, and "GLORK" black demagoguery of Obama's Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; would be taken a lot more expeditiously. Its expected that Obam will manage his explosive MUSLIM JIHADI -- FATIMA EXTREMISM obsession bitter. He is a MUSLIM "Glork" Itís time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He's MAD!!!

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Frank the Tank

Tinley Park, IL

#6 Jul 24, 2008
Hell, lets taint all the drugs and rid society of the burden of addicts! 50 bucks says crime would drop and after awhile your percentage of addicts in the area would drop!
Kind of extreme but sometimes good old fashioned fear can straighten people out!
Kyle

Cicero, IL

#7 Jul 30, 2008
Frank the Tank wrote:
Hell, lets taint all the drugs and rid society of the burden of addicts! 50 bucks says crime would drop and after awhile your percentage of addicts in the area would drop!
Kind of extreme but sometimes good old fashioned fear can straighten people out!
As stupid as I think drug use is (I don't even drink...), your idea is barbaric and idiotic. These people have problems. They are just like you and me. They have families like you and me. They have people who care about them.

Getting these people help would be much more effective than killing them off.
TIFFANY CHASE

Nashville, TN

#8 Jan 10, 2009
IVE LOST FRIENDS TO THE INSIGHT OF DRUGS..I THOUGHT IS WAS GOING TO BE MINE BUT I FOUND THE REASONS TO OVERCOME..BUT SOMETIMES IT BECOMES FAR TO LATE TO RECOVER..I LOST A FRIEND WEDNESDAY TO BE FOUND BY A LOVED FRIEND..WERE YOUNG AND WERE IN TROUBLE..IM JUST GOING TO KEEP PRAYING AS I STILL LEARN HOW TO SAVE MY SELF..AND IN THE MEAN TIME I WONT FOR GET WHOS GONE AND WHY WE LOVE THEM..TO THE FAMILIES IM SORRY BUT ITS HARD AND BLINDING.
blah

Richmond, VA

#9 Jan 11, 2009
my friend jon brandon just died in portage not to long ago im not sure if it was bad herion or if he just overdose nevertheless northwest indiana is getting bad with herion and cocaine not to mention people abusing pharms.
ksenemybback

Mountville, PA

#10 Jul 9, 2009
blah wrote:
my friend jon brandon just died in portage not to long ago im not sure if it was bad herion or if he just overdose nevertheless northwest indiana is getting bad with herion and cocaine not to mention people abusing pharms.
Well, he was dumb and so is anyone who cares if he died. its his own fault.... Hey everyone!!! Look at me... another black person about to shoot up. Dont i just look cool.
bull crown point

Crown Point, IN

#11 Jul 12, 2009
HERION is also in Crown Point so don't let anyone tell you different.
LuvAICforecer

Omaha, NE

#12 Jul 21, 2009
You know what's fuct up is how ignorant you all sound. ONLY GOD can judge people. You have no idea what people who use drugs are going through in their own lives and yes I realize drugs don't make anything any better just far worse. But for some reason they just want to feel no pain and I totaly understand.... I know exactly how they feel and wanting to get off the stupid shit but not knowing what to do and it's very scary. But it's SO hard..
LuvAICforever

Omaha, NE

#13 Jul 21, 2009
ooooops my bad. Didn't mean to post this 2x..:)LOL
Sammie

Memphis, TN

#14 Sep 5, 2009
Screw the JUNKIES. Their worthless peice of sh!t anyways. Not only are they low lives, they are a bad influence on upcoming generations. So give JUNKIES their daily dosage and hope they all drop dead so years down the road, smarter people can live longer :] AMEN!
portage mom

Havertown, PA

#15 Sep 9, 2009
Thats very funny Sammie :o)!!!
ashamed

Chicago, IL

#16 Jan 9, 2010
portage mom wrote:
Thats very funny Sammie :o)!!!
i truly hope you are not a mother. i would view a mother as someone who is caring, forgiving, and knows that temptation exists in the world. take any fault you've had in your live, and imagine dying from it. many people like to turn a blind eye to "junkies" or people who have gone astray. i've never done drugs but don't castaway the many who have suffered at the hands of addiction. if we as a society turn them away, we are killing a piece of ourselves as a bigger human race.

portage mom, if your kids dabbled in drugs and died from addiction, would you find that funny? i would hope not. but then again, i'm sure you're the best mom in the world and wouldn't let any harm come to your children. just like many parents have vowed the same for their children, yet look at the deaths.

sympathize for those that suffer. by laughing at their mistakes, you only spread alienation and "holier than thou" which divides this country on a daily basis. if we can think of a constructive solution, that may be a wise start. or we could simply point figure, said "i told you so" and pretend that this will never (or should never) happen to one of us.

“silly ppl, judging is for God”

Since: Jan 10

Indianapolis

#17 Jan 22, 2010
ashamed wrote:
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i truly hope you are not a mother. i would view a mother as someone who is caring, forgiving, and knows that temptation exists in the world. take any fault you've had in your live, and imagine dying from it. many people like to turn a blind eye to "junkies" or people who have gone astray. i've never done drugs but don't castaway the many who have suffered at the hands of addiction. if we as a society turn them away, we are killing a piece of ourselves as a bigger human race.
portage mom, if your kids dabbled in drugs and died from addiction, would you find that funny? i would hope not. but then again, i'm sure you're the best mom in the world and wouldn't let any harm come to your children. just like many parents have vowed the same for their children, yet look at the deaths.
sympathize for those that suffer. by laughing at their mistakes, you only spread alienation and "holier than thou" which divides this country on a daily basis. if we can think of a constructive solution, that may be a wise start. or we could simply point figure, said "i told you so" and pretend that this will never (or should never) happen to one of us.
Addiction is a terrible thing. I've personally seen it turn good, rational people into impulsive, manipulative and violent people. It's so sad. What's the saddest is that when people only meet the "addict" and have never seen them "before addiction" they don't know this. It's super hard to get off of heroin, meth, or crack. These people need help, not condemnation. Good post from you!
JONS FRIEND

Gallatin, TN

#18 Apr 7, 2010
ksenemybback wrote:
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Well, he was dumb and so is anyone who cares if he died. its his own fault.... Hey everyone!!! Look at me... another black person about to shoot up. Dont i just look cool.
thats the dumbest thing iv ever hear he was a good kid got into trouble and alota people loved himgo to hell whit trash
Stephanie

Valparaiso, IN

#19 Oct 21, 2010
wow some of these comments are just heartless i myself have beat addiction i was addicted to herion for 4 years so i know why people do it im not saying its right but nobody deserves to die from it i think if we help and provide more help for addicts everyone can get clean like me ive been clean now foe almost 5 years. herion has a great hold on people doesnt mean we are all junkies its a diease but if u get the right help they can overcome it.
SweetJane

Southfield, MI

#20 Oct 21, 2010
I quit dope 6 yrs ago. i now work pay taxes and most importantly volunteer at a dog rescue, take rescue dogs home that are to be put down, I volunteered at hurricane Katrina and several mission trips to build at Indian reservations, and helped on the beach at the gulf oil spill. I think I help more than some people who never touched drugs in their life.

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