Heroin cases surge in Malheur County

ONTARIO – Local police say they are seeing more cases of heroin in a troubling signal the nation’s opiate epidemic is touching Malheur County.

“It’s been coming along for about a year. It’s coming in from all over,” said Sgt. Bob Speelman of the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, who leads the region’s High Desert Drug Task Force.

Mike Stensrud, the Oregon Health Authority’s . . .

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