Theft Report Ends With Heroin Discovery, Arrest
By Mike Perleberg
(Greendale, Ind.) – A heroin bust is made in Greendale.
Officers were investigating a theft report on Saturday. They were led to an apartment on Oakey Avenue where they found the suspect, Robert L. Marksberry, 58, of Lawrenceburg.
Marksberry was allegedly found to have an off-white powder susbstance stored in a wad of aluminum foil in his cigarette pack. He told officers the substance was heroin, according to a court affidavit.
Officers later tested the substance and it tested positive as heroin.
Marksberry was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin (Class D felony), Possession of Paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor), and Probation Violation (Class D felony). He remains held at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.
Elected officials, law enforcement officers and others proclaim there's a heroin "epidemic" sweeping the country, and it's taking hold in rural and suburban communities once considered unlikely places to find illicit drugs.
But nobody knows how many people have died.
Nobody knows how many have overdosed and survived.
Nobody even knows for certain where the problem is most severe.
"I'm very scared for our nation in how fast this has grown and spread," said John Roberts, a retired Chicago police officer who created The HERO Foundation after his son died of a heroin overdose in 2010. "This is an epidemic. But it's not getting the attention that it needs because we don't know how bad it is."
Don't worry will be like those parents who OD at the playground of McDonalds with their kids watching. Knocked down to misdamenor and one is already out. The other one in a few weeks. And most likely will get kids back.