Heroin in Carrollton

The Carrollton neighborhood suffered through a heroin epidemic in the 1970s. Drug-related crime wreaked havoc throughout the neighborhood. In one of the more dramatic encounters in Carrollton between police and drug dealers, one man fired upon officers while fleeing his wrecked car at Hickory and Leonidas. Heroin use would decline throughout the U.S. in the 1980s as cocaine and crack became the drugs of choice.


Hank Staples on Crime in Carrollton
By the 1970s, heroin use was a major problem in Carrollton. Along with the drug scourge came other criminal activities, ranging from petty theft to violent crime. Maple Leaf Bar co-owner Hank Staples talks about crime in the Carrollton...
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