FOX 47 - Top Stories
MILWAUKEE -The FBI says heroin abuse seems to getting worse in Wisconsin as abusers seek a cheaper alternative to prescription pills such as Vicodin and Percocet.
Law enforcement officials have seen a spike in heroin usage since about 2008. Because of reporting variations around the state, it's been hard to quantify just how bad the problem is.
So the FBI conducted a yearlong analysis. The agency made its report made available Tuesday, and said the observations are based largely on anecdotal data because hard statistics aren't readily available.
The FBI says heroin apparently arrives in Wisconsin by way of Minneapolis, Chicago, and Rockford, Illinois. One hit costs $12 to $15 in Milwaukee and about twice that, due to supply and demand, in the Green Bay area.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
8:00pm Hotel Hell
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Arsenio Hall Show