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Heroin use in Albany is low


The apparent overdose death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman put heroin in the headlines. It has become cheap and easily accessible in larger cities.     

But the commander of Albany Dougherty Drug Unit says his agents only made one heroin case arrest last year.  

"Last one I remember which was about a year ago, we don't see it, it's not as frequent as all the other drugs, one of it is because of our location, so we don't see it that much," said Major Bill Berry, ADDU.   

The DEA says nationwide, heroin use has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. The drug is often more potent, and therefore even more dangerous, than it used to be.

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