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Law enforcement: Heroin use steady; pill and meth use on the rise

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By Mattie Cook

While heroin use in Owen County remains steady, Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess said other drugs like meth and pills are once again gaining popularity. 

Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry agreed but said there seems to be a steady flow of heroin cases within the city limits. 

“From talking to some of the arrestees, some of them are now turning to meth instead of heroin due to a fear of overdose,” Gentry said.


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