Teen heroin ring in Virginia suburbs

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I couldn’t help but think of Crescenta Valley while I was reading a recent Washington Post series, chronicling the heartbreaking stories of teens struggling with heroin addiction in Centreville, Va.

With the recent formation of the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Council and recent youth drug arrests for hard drugs, I know that teen drug use has been on the minds of many community members.

So I thought I would share the link to the articles. The stories speak for themselves:

Alicia’s death at 19 on March 5, 2008, would throw light on the existence of a highly organized heroin ring operating among more than 50 teens and young adults in Centreville. Many were current or former students at Westfield High School; they were soccer players, basketball players, cheerleaders, AP students. By the time the ring was broken, there had been several overdoses and four deaths.

You can read the series here.


Written by Melanie Hicken

November 5, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Posted in Outside News Sources

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