May 18, 2022

Massachusetts: Two Charged in Heroin Use at Newburyport Public Library

From The Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, MA):

A grown man skipping down Pleasant Street Friday afternoon caught the attention of a local police officer who was searching for two men accused of shooting heroin inside the Newburyport Public Library minutes earlier.


In recent months, departments across the region have responded to incidents involving drug use in public places. This spring in Salisbury, two men were arrested shortly after they took drugs inside a Honey Dew Donuts on Bridge Road. In that case, a police officer was stopping by to pick up a coffee when he saw two suspicious men inside the store.

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Similar Stories From Other Parts of Country

New York: Overdose Antidote Saves Life At [Northport] Library (June 5, 2014)

Michigan: Library Director Sounds Alarm on Heroin Use in Downtown Ann Arbor library (via; April 9, 2014)

Washington: Olympia Library Staff Fearful After Threats Resulting From Heroin Crackdown (September 29, 2013)

Washington: (North Bend) “Patrons uneasy as library becomes hot spot for heroin users” (via KOMO; April 2, 2013)


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