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Special Report / Heroin In Small Towns #482782

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1975
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(Studio) Special report on heroin follows. Many addicts, narcotics officials and persons at treatment ctrs. say heroin plentiful in California, Southwest and Mid. W.; heroin no longer big city problem either.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Bar raid shown; suspected heroin dealer inside. Agents say heroin availability now comparable to marijuana. So many young people now mixed up in hard narcotics, federal agents and local police frustrated.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

(Flint, Michigan) Addict treatment center shown. [ADDICTS - discuss heroin problem.] [Drug Enforcement Admin. John BARTELS - says involvement of young kids in hard drug scene not uncommon; relates recent heroin case; those involved ranged from age 12 to 16.] Small town American not prepared for heroin problem.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

(Studio) Most rapidly growing part of addict population now white and of both sexes.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Paxton, Jack

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