Police Investigate Heroin Use at Colorado Springs High School

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) Colorado Springs police say they're investigating heroin use by students at Cheyenne Mountain High school.

Lt. David Whitlock says the school's resource officer discovered the problem while looking into accusations about a student possessing Xanex and a fake id.

A statement from police says an investigation followed and “led to the arrests of Mexican nationals and some former students of Cheyenne Mountain High School,” who were selling black tar heroin to current students.

Whitlock declined to say how many students are believed to be using heroin, but he says the number is “significant.” He wouldn't say whether the drug was sold or used on school grounds.

Whitlock says none of the students identified as users have been arrested, but their parents have been notified by the school. No names were released.

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