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Heroin case on Madison's west side


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.


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