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Heroin-related arrests spike on LI

Park Ranger Tom Lohmann patrols a park in

Park Ranger Tom Lohmann patrols a park in Smithtown. Officials said the parks are increasingly the scene of drug sales and use. (Sept. 18, 2009) Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

From 2005 to 2008, Nassau saw a 91 percent spike in arrests on heroin-related charges, while Suffolk had a 126 percent surge. Here are some more statistics on heroin use on Long Island:

HEROIN OVERDOSES

 

NASSAU/SUFFOLK

2004: 24/38

2005: 38/51

2006: 37/46

2007: 27/40

2008: 46/50

 

REHAB ADMISSIONS FROM HEROIN, UNDER 21

NASSAU/SUFFOLK

2003: 268/437

2004: 178/406

2005: 229/457

2006: 269/517

2007: 216/660

 

SOURCE: Suffolk and Nassau police departments and Newsday reports

>>PHOTOS: Heroin on the rise in Suffolk

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