Sen. Klobuchar heads discussion to end heroin use

By KBJR News 1

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 12:06 AM CDT

Plymouth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota has some of the cheapest and purest heroin in the state, according to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Klobuchar urged the Drug Enforcement Agency to help combat the deadly spike in heroin use.

A mother of a Minnesota man who died of a drug overdose was among those highlighting the growing use of heroin.

Along with law enforcement officials, drug experts, and lawmakers, Laura Moore spoke at a forum at the Hazelden Center in Plymouth about her son who died two years ago last week.

“It's anybody's child,” Moore said. “Nick was finishing his master's degree at the University of Minnesota. He was thought of very highly and also with the university."

In two separate busts this month, police have taken about 14 grams of heroin off the streets of Duluth.

Authorities say two of the men who were arrested are connected to a larger group of dealers from Chicago.