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Brothers transporting 98 grams of heroin from Chicago to Madison arrested
Published On: 01-30-2018 in Category: heroin
Officers from the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and Wisconsin’s Division of Criminal Investigation on Jan. 5, 2018, arrested two Madison brothers on charges of possession of heroin with an intent to distribute. The duo– 54-year-old Dwayne Moore and 59-year-old Keith Moore — was nabbed red-handed on Interstate 90 while they were transporting in a car over 98 grams of heroin worth about $15,000 from Chicago.
After the arrest, a Madison SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team coordinated with task force officers, and raided the Worthington Avenue apartment of the Moore brothers and managed to lay their hands on more evidence, including drug paraphernalia. “The suspects were coming back from Chicago,” said Madison police department spokesman Joel DeSpain. “The car contained more than 98 grams of heroin with a street value estimated at $14,700.”
Heroin abuse is rampant in Chicago with the drug distribution network completely under the control of different street gangs operating in multiple neighborhoods. In fact, law enforcement authorities attribute the open-air drug markets on the city’s West Side to the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel of Mexico and its kingpin “El Chapo Guzman.” Studies show that people with opioid addiction switch to heroin abuse as opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine serve as gateway drugs.
Heroin is a dangerous drug
Americans are battling a dangerous heroin crisis, which is manifesting itself in the form of full-blown epidemic. Posing a serious threat to the achievements of modern medical sciences, this epidemic has left both public health and law enforcement officers in a dilemma. Users describe the feeling of heroin as “a warm blanket on the brain,” which wraps their gray matter in a warm embrace within seconds of the drug coming in contact with the bloodstream. The subsequent sensation of euphoria usually ends in an extended feel-good state and tranquility. However, the powerful cravings to experience this feel-good state are something that pushes chronic users toward the next shot of the drug. Notably, heroin is an illicit opioid drug, classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
Sadly, the life-wrecking opioid epidemic that claimed thousands of victims nationwide has paved the way for heroin to become the drug of choice for numerous gullible Americans. A heroin overdose should not be ignored as it can slow down breathing, which could be dangerous. Studies show millions of Americans fall prey to addiction faster than they might ever think of. As the lethal white powder makes inroads into newer neighborhoods across the country, the only way to break free from the shackles of the drug is to undergo a customized detox program at a professional rehab.
Battling menace of addiction
If you or your loved one is battling addiction to heroin or any other substance, seek treatment immediately. The Chicago Drug Treatment and Rehab Center can help you get one of the best addiction treatment programs and embrace sobriety. You may call at our 24/7 helpline number 312-300-6661 for more information on different treatment options in your vicinity.