Madison police say a Mt. Horeb woman admitted to using heroin during a drug investigation that started Wednesday when she was found unconscious in an SUV.
Police found the woman, 40-year-old Cristin Amidin, Wednesday afternoon at approximately 12:55p.m. at the McDonald's on Odana Road in Madison.
Heroin use has been a rising problem in the city, with police pointing to the fact the drug is cheap and being used as a substitute for harder-to-obtain subscription opiates.
Cheryl Wittke, executive director of Safe Communities, in Madison, says concerned parties held a summit in late January, where more than 100 people shared ideas that will be put into a plan to deal with overdoses in the Madison area.
Cristin Amidin was treated and taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons.
Police say they found suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia in the SUV, and Amidin is charged with possession of heroin.