U.S. attorney warns about growing danger of heroin in Arkansas

Hiland said he started seeing more cases in the past 18 months involving heroin in Central Arkansas.

By Tracy Neal
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

BENTONVILLE -- Cody Hiland warned Friday heroin and fentanyl will have the same dangerous impact in Arkansas as it's having in other places across the country.

Hiland, who recently was appointed U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, was the guest speaker at the 14th annual Benton County Substance Abuse Awareness Meth Luncheon. October is recognized as Substance Abuse Awareness Month and Drug Free Benton County targets sixth- to eighth-graders for an anti-drug presentation.

Hiland, who was prosecutor for the 20th Judicial District, said there's a population in the country hooked on opiates and painkillers and there's a fertile ground for heroin to take hold. Read more.

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