Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin & Roseville Today Local Events
HOME

Heroin use on rise in the suburbs?



suspects.jpg

Folsom arrests highlight a growing trend as heroin becomes most common drug encountered by local law enforcement.

Lengthy Investigation Results in $22,000 in Drugs Seized. Long hours and hard work paid off on Thursday after the Folsom Police Department's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) served search warrants on multiple Sacramento locations related to drugs being sold in Folsom.

  • 7400 block of Winkley Way in Sacramento: Shamia Ingram (31) and Jermaine Ellison (40) were arrested after 3/4 of a pound of Tar Heroin was recovered at their home. Marijuana and commonly abused prescription medications were also recovered along with $5600 in cash.  Ingram and Ellison were booked into the Sacramento County Jail in lieu of $750,000 bail charged with Possession for Sales/ Heroin, Possession for Sales/ Marijuana, Possession for Sales/ Prescription Drugs, and Child Endangerment.
  • 1900 block of John Still Drive in Sacramento:  Demaris Crossley (39) was arrested when investigators found 10 grams of Rock Cocaine, nearly two ounces of Marijuana, and a loaded semi-automatic pistol were recovered on their search.  Crossley was booked at the Sacramento County Jail for Possession for Sales/ Rock Cocaine, Possession for Sales/ Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm (while possessing drugs for sale).  
    The abuse of Heroin in Folsom has seen explosive growth over the past several years.  Once rarely ever encountered by officers, the Folsom Police Department has witnessed a transition from people abusing prescription opiates (Vicodin, OxyContin, Hydrocodone) to a graduation it the cheaper and easier to obtain Heroin (illicitly manufactured opiates with no medicinal values).

Heroin has quickly become the most common drug encountered by Folsom police officers and fire personnel.  

The California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (CAL-MMET) and the Sacramento Area Intelligence Narcotics Team (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) assisted SIU in their investigation.  The Sacramento and Folsom Police SWAT Teams assisted the investigators with securing the search warrant locations safely without incident.

 HEROIN - Quick Facts

  • How is it abused?
    Heroin can be injected, snorted/sniffed, or smoked—routes of administration that rapidly deliver the drug to the brain.
  • What the Health Effects
    Heroin abuse is associated with serious health conditions, including fatal overdose, spontaneous abortion, and—particularly in users who inject the drug-infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
  • How does it affect the Brain?
    Heroin enters the brain, where it is converted to morphine and binds to receptors known as opioid receptors. These receptors are located in many areas of the brain (and in the body), especially those involved in the perception of pain and in reward. Opioid receptors are also located in the brain stem—important for automatic processes critical for life, such as breathing (respiration), blood pressure, and arousal. Heroin overdoses frequently involve a suppression of respiration.

(source: National Institute of Drug Abuse)






Placer County News Headlines

Real Estate: We Still Want to Own Our Home!Roseville, CA- Realtor, Julie Jalone of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, writes about the recently released Housing Report from Harvard University.

Senior Softball Championship in Roseville and LincolnRoseville, CA - Senior Softball is heating up Placer Valley August 2-7 when the 16th Annual Western National Championships swings into Roseville and Lincoln.

Solitary Cellars 2014 Barbera WineRoseville, CA- What better way to start our new Wine Section than with a wine that is famously friendly in its ability to easily pair with a wide variety a foods.

Rachel Constantini named WJU's Interim Women's Soccer CoachROCKLIN, Calif. - William Jessup University Athletic Director Lance Von Vogt announced recently that Rachel Constantini will be taking over as Interim Head Women's Soccer Coach.

Let's Get Uncorked: Wine Review SectionRoseville, CA- Election Day is rapidly approaching and the time is ripe for serious discussion. In California, few things are as serious as wine.

Dead & Company: Perfect Dose of Party Unity Wheatland, CA- With 105 degrees in the forecast, it's going to be a hot show. Weather aside, Dead & Company continue racking up one incredible performance after another

Baby Boomer Festival and Expo in Roseville on August 13thRoseville, CA- The Baby Boomer Festival and Expo is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th at the Placer County Fair and Events Center in Roseville.

Treating Addiction: Placer County Seeks New ApproachPlacer County is developing a new approach to addiction treatment that treats addiction as a disease, and coordinates addiction services across county departments

Sierra College's Tech Ed Skills on ABC's BattleBotsRocklin, CA - Sierra College Mechatronics Professor Tony Osladil and his former student Jeff Gomez were invited to be on a team for this summer's BattleBots

Honda CR-V remains popular compact SUVRoseville, CA- The CR-V offers responsive handling, a comfortable ride, ranks near the top in safety testing, gets good gas mileage (27-34 mpg), and is extremely reliable.

One-Armed Softball Phenom: Part 2Recently, you may have read the first of two columns featuring 17-year-old Katelyn Pavey, a one-armed, fastpitch softball phenom

Surplus Water: Placer County Water Agency Plans SaleThe Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors has approved a resolution that allows for the transfer and sale of up to 20,000 acre-feet of surplus water


NEWS: In Case You Missed It