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Heroin / Black Tar #549091

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1986
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(Studio: Roger Mudd) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Lisa Myers) Drug Enforcement Admin.'s concern over growing popularity of new Mexican heroin known as black tar explained, discussed. [ADDICTS - describe their experience with substance.] [FBI agent Thomas LOCKE -notes black tar's availability.] [sergeant David ROBINSON - describes drug's purity.] Incr. in heroin overdoses in cities where black tar is prevalent (listed on map) noted. [DEA agent Ron D'ULISSE - cites San Francisco's weekly overdose death rate.] [DEA agent Philip JORDAN - comments on incrd. border security]

Mudd, Roger;
Myers, Lisa

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