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Week 491
05/24/2010
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Ultra-pure heroin arriving in U.S. via Mexico
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Mexican tar heroin seized in different raid operations is seen during a news conference. (AP File Photo)
Mexican drug dealers have improved the way they process poppies into tar heroin. Purity levels have increased and prices have dropped, attracting a new generation of users who are caught off guard by the drug's potency.

Patrick O'Neil, coroner in suburban Chicago's Will County, where annual heroin deaths have nearly tripled since 2006, says, "It's so potent that we occasionally find the needle in the arm at the death scene." ... Independent Mexican smugglers
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Pa. officer shot four times by gunman

FBI: Violent crime down again

State trooper tickets female police chief in uniform for speeding

Troubled BART PD may get Chief with turbulent past

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Mourners pack gym for slain Ark. officer's funeral

Philly police shoot and kill two men in breaking up a fight

Police shoot aggressive bull that gored Calif. man's leg

Murder case in which Pa. cop died 41 years after shooting goes to jury

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Check your six on traffic stops

P1 Tactical TipOfficer Mark McCracken of the Mobile (Ala.) PD says he takes a glance toward the rear of his car as he exits to make each of his approaches ... "I'm not just checking for traffic"

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