drug abuse

Marti Mikkelson

Dozens of times every year in metro Milwaukee, people die from drug overdoses.

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Many heroin users try to stop, but find they cannot free themselves from the hold the drug has on them.

Wisconsin Department of Justice

Heroin has been devastating lives. In 2012, the illegal drug killed 199 people in Wisconsin, and crushed family and friends.

Twenty-year-old Tyler James Schmidt is accused of providing the drugs that caused the death of his uncle last December.