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WI sees record heroin deaths in 2013

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APPLETON (WKOW) -- The Post-Crescent Media conducted an investigation and found a record number of people died from heroin use last year in Wisconsin.

The newspaper reports 227 people died, marking a ten percent increase from 2012.  Heroin deaths have been increasing rapidly over the past few years.  From the years 2000 to 2007, Wisconsin averaged 30 heroin deaths each year.

A Wausau resident, Carol Dixon, says her son Michael died in March 2013 after crashing his vehicle while using heroin.  The drug has an "evil, evil stronghold that people do not have a clue what they're getting into," Dixon stated.

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