Heroin use is a growing issue in Ohio and across the country. The increased availability of the drug and its addictive qualities make it a growing target for law enforcement. With that in mind, law enforcement authorities in many states are taking steps to pursue those they believe are distributing heroin, and in some cases they are seeking stringent penalties to dealers who have been connected to a fatal overdose. An example of the police making arrests when it comes to violation of heroin laws recently occurred in New York.
Two men were placed under arrest after a seizure of $30 million worth of heroin in police operations in Yonkers and the Bronx. According to law enforcement, a vehicle belonging to one of the suspects contained 22 bricks of a powdered version of the drug. It was hidden in a compartment in the trunk.