The following email was sent to Grandview parents through the school mailing list.
Recently, I was contacted by the Grandview Heights Chief of Police. He shared a concern about the growing use of Black Tar Heroin by central Ohio youth. Several deaths of young adults have occurred in local communities. Recently a number of arrest for use/possession of Black Tar Heroin have been made in Grandview Heights. The police department will be presenting information to all high school students on May 9 regarding the dangers of this highly addictive drug. In addition, the police have agreed to hold an evening meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 29 in the high school auditorium for our community. I have had the opportunity to view the presentation and I feel it is important information for our community. I hope you can join us on the evening of May 29, 2012. Please feel free to call or e-mail me with questions or concerns.
My experience attending the information program posted, Not My Kid.
Heroin in the news –
Northland area hub of heroin trade Nov. 2010
Heroin habit grows among Ohio’s youth April 2011
Grandview Heights Police Warn Teens Of Black-Tar Heroin May 2012
This LA Times article is the best introduction to the methods used by Black Tar dealers –A lethal business model targets Middle America
From a March 2013 TV story, a December 2012 traffic stop resulted in 20 grams of black-tar heroin being found in the vehicle, and the Grandview police acompanied the Columbus SWAT team on a bust on the south side that found more of the drug.