Former Athletes Caught During Heroin Drug Bust in St. Tammany Parish
On Friday July, 24, 2015, more than 12 were handcuffed and imprisoned in St. Tammany Parish, La. Police were calling it “ Operation Fishnet,” and they’re still searching for 12 more people that were in cahoots with those already in custody. Law enforcement officials are on the hunt for 12 more suspected in the operation of a large scale heroin escapade somewhere off of the North Shore, according to Fox 8 Live.
Some of those arrested have been in the public eye before. For instance, Ryan O’Shea who previously played for UNO and was recruited by the Baltimore Orioles. Casey Kebodeaux was another familiar face, he formerly pitched for Alabama. Ryan Adams, who played for the Orioles with O’Shea and Steven Korte Jr., former LSU football player are still on the run.
Police are saying the brains of the heroin ring is Scottie Fisher, a 29 year old from Mandeville. It is said that he was a major component in the heroin business around St. Tammany Parish and surrounding areas. He was taken into custody at his home in Mandeville.
“This guy Scottie Fisher was selling to individuals who we believe used to do prescription drugs in the past, and stepped it up, “ says Captain William Hart, St. Tammany’s narcotics officer, as reported by Fox 8 Live.
Law enforcement officials were introduced to Fisher by a suggestion that was called in. These incarcerations add to the proof of how popular heroin is now. The evidence is prominent throughout all of the surrounding Parish areas, neighborhoods and it has also become a hot topic in the city. The long term results of heroin use can be deadly and they have been, coinciding with the rising heroin related overdose deaths. Dr. Granville Morse is a Deputy Coroner serving Jefferson Parish mentions that there have been more than 60 deaths yearly in Jefferson Parish in comparison to two years ago where they were seeing little to none.
According to Morse, the spike in heroin use is a result of successful monitoring of prescription drugs. Now prescription drugs can be monitored on the internet; police can see if multitudes of drugs have been purchased and when those who ordered the drugs are in receipt of them. With less prescription drugs being available, people are turning to heroin. Heroin is so affordable and the purchased amounts are limitless, so the people who try it become addicted for life.
If you know anyone who is addicted to any opiates or alcohol please contact Drug Rehab Baltimore or call their help hotline (410)709-3816.
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