Word is heroin use seeing an uptick amongst Charleston youths (updated)

Image by Flickr user jrschau You typically connect a heroin scene with something like this, but The Post and Courier's report says in Charleston it's far more suburban than you think.

Update May 4: A federal judge has sentenced Nathaniel Colleton to 27 years in prison for selling heroin on Charleston's streets.

The Post and Courier has a lengthy post on the ruling; read it here.

First reporting: As Nathaniel Colleton heads to sentencing this week for selling the batch of heroin which led to the death of high school student Evan Hardison in Mount Pleasant back in 2007, The Post and Courier has taken the opportunity to ask about the use of the drug by Charleston youths.

Though the numbers are scarce, anecdotal reports by police and other crime-related officials show that heroin seems to be making a surprising resurgence with those in the late teens and early 20s. 

You can read that report here.

And the paper also has a report reflecting on the Hardison death; you can read that here.

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