Heroin Crisis Hits Home

Madison, Nebraska—population 2,500—is besieged by the growing impact of heroin, which has taken 6 lives across the state this past year.

With only 4 officers, the small town police department doesn’t have the resources or the experience for long-term drug investigations, says Police Chief Rod Waterbury.

What’s worse is that drug abusers in rural areas—who can buy a dose of heroin for as little as $10—don't get the help they need. The death of Sabas Sanchez 2 years ago still haunts his family, who want authorities to find the source of the drug that killed him.


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