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A Closer Look: Suburban Heroin Addiction

A medley of illegal drugs were found, along with two guns, inside the bedroom of a Mableton man, according to Cobb sheriff’s deputies, who arrested and jailed the suspected drug dealer.

Acworth police busted an illegal drug dealing operation when they pulled over a Maserati on Cherokee Street, finding the driver in possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and pills, officers claim.

In 2017, 118 Cobb residents died of opioid overdoses, the highest of any county in Georgia, according to the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department. The same year, there were over 600 Cobb residents who suffered opioid-involved hospitalizations and ER visits, the second-highest rate in …

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