Deputies target heroin users during the 'morning rush' - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

WATCH

Deputies target heroin users during the 'morning rush'

(FOX19 NOW) (FOX19 NOW)
CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

While most people are driving to work in the morning, many heroin addicts are on their way to get their fix, according to Clermont County Sheriff Deputy Steve Leahy.

Call it the “Morning Rush” – the time between 8 a.m. and noon when deputies receive reports of drugged drivers.

“When they wake up they’re dope sick, is what they call it,” said Leahy.

The sheriff’s department has set up targeted patrols during the “morning rush.” They focus on areas where users might be on their way back from buying drugs in northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

[PHOTOS: Patrol runs with Clermont Co. Sheriff's office]

“They scrape together enough money to go to Cincinnati, they’ll use what they bought right there and then drive back to their residences,” said Leahy.

Leah said most addicts make daily drug runs.

K9 units are teamed up with deputies to patrol hot spots.

FOX19 NOW was granted exclusive access to the patrol runs. During the ride-along, we witnessed several arrests and drug busts. Watch the report in the video above. 

Copyright 2016 WXIX. All rights reserved. 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

    Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:44:10 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:14:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Adel Hana). Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, April 20, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protes...(AP Photo/Adel Hana). Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, April 20, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protes...

    Gaza health officials say 4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed by Israeli army fire as thousands join fourth weekly protests on Gaza border.

    Full Story >

    Gaza health officials say 4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed by Israeli army fire as thousands join fourth weekly protests on Gaza border.

    Full Story >
  • City manager quits seconds before Council meets to fire him

    Council to hold special session Saturday to fire city manager

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:07:44 GMT
    Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black (FOX19 NOW/file)Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black (FOX19 NOW/file)

    City Manager Harry Black resigned Saturday morning, just seconds before an extraordinary special session of Council began to fire him.

    Full Story >

    City Manager Harry Black resigned Saturday morning, just seconds before an extraordinary special session of Council began to fire him.

    Full Story >
  • The Latest: Guests start arriving for Barbara Bush's funeral

    The Latest: Guests start arriving for Barbara Bush's funeral

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:44:47 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:06:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    Full Story >

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly