Massachusetts: Two Charged in Heroin Use at Newburyport Public Library
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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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 MLive.com; 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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.