Far as folks in Huntsville are concerned this morning, Dallas is back in the junk business. Walker County Sheriff’s Department deputies yesterday stopped a car loaded down with about $600,000 worth of black tar heroin, and while it was likely intended for Houston, chances are some it may have been aimed at Dallas, where law enforcement officials were recently warned that heroin's back in fashion decades after its initial popularity. Notes Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae:
“Heroin was really big back in the ’60s and ’70s both in Houston and in the Dallas area. A lot of those criminals that were in the heroin industry were locked up back then, and many of them were just starting to get back out of prison within the last 10 years. Just recently, we’ve started receiving intel that the heroin market is starting to pick back up in the Dallas area, and of course there’s still a strong demand in Houston. That means a lot of this stuff is being intercepted on major thoroughfares between the two areas.”
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