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North Dakota making strides to address opioid crisis

 

Posted 6/20/17 (Tue)

North Dakota making strides to address opioid crisis

By Marcus White

A traffic stop last summer by then Williams Co. Dep. Corey Murphy led him to find something not commonly seen at the time -- heroin. The traffic stop at ND 40 and 67th Avenue yielded a wide range of drug paraphernali, serving lawmen with a reminder the nationwide opioid crisis is knocking on the door in Northwestern North Dakota.

Opiates are a class of powerful, highly addictive medications and narcotics which slow down the body’s response to pain, among other symptoms. Common opiates are heroin and fentanyl, the same drug responsible for the death of musician Prince, last year.

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