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24-Year-Old Dies of Drug Overdose in SLP

Hennepin County has been emphasizing the fight against drug abuse in recent months.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
On Sept. 10, a 24-year-old man was found dead in a home on the 2400 block of Nevada Avenue. Last week, the medical examiner ruled the man died from a drug overdose.

Police haven't divulged specific details about the type of drugs the man used.

Prescription and illicit drug overdoses have made headlines recently in Hennepin County.

A Maple Grove family has spoken out about their son's death from a heroin overdose. In 2013, there have been 43 heroin-related overdose deaths through the end of October in Hennepin County—the highest total ever.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office hosted a town hall recently in which substance abuse prevention experts, young addicts and law enforcement officials spoke about prescription drug and heroin abuse.

Partnership for Change—a local coalition of youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, and community groups—provides a number of resources for people grappling with drug addiction and answers to frequently asked questions.
Mike B. December 16, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Most of these illegal drugs are being brought or smuggled to the USA by illegal aliens coming across the border from Mexico. They dig tunnels to sneak the contraband across, use vans with hollowed-out areas, or simply cross the desert, attacking the US Border Patrol in the process. This must stop!
Rich Higgins December 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Man with a drug addiction died. The "aliens" didn't make him do it. He was trying to cure a mental/social/emotional problem with a chemical solution. Get off your soapbox Mike. Nobody but you wants to hear another elitist, yokel, higher-than-thou, nothing-better-to-do, Patch-comment-troll provoke mindless arguments over farcical statements.

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