Northeast Ohio police chiefs provide update on effects of heroin in area


Heroin abuse and overdoses remain an issue nationwide and one that local police departments continued to battle over the past year.

Many communities have also seen a surge in methamphetamine, fetanyl and other derivatives.

Willoughby Police Chief James Schultz said the city had five heroin possession arrests in 2022. In addition there were 17 cocaine possession arrests, 34 synthetic narcotic arrests, and 17 opiate overdose incidents in the past year.