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In 2012, the Ocean City, Md. Police Department arrested 26 people allegedly connected to a heroin distribution ring.  The arrests exposed a widespread heroin problem on Maryland's Eastern Shore, a problem that addiction counselors and law enforcement officials were left scrambling to address.

In a special three-part series that aired in January and February 2013, WRAU's Coastal Connection looked closely at heroin abuse on the coast, speaking with a recovered addict, police officials, a prosecutor, and counselors working on the front lines of prevention.  The series sought to highlight the difficulties of kicking an opiate addiction, and why heroin in particular had become a drug of choice among local residents.  The series also exposed the connections between drug abuse and broader gang-related problems in some Eastern Shore communities.

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