A combined effort of the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement in Columbus is attempting to crack down on opiate distribution in Bartholomew County.
In the past week, there have been three suspected heroin overdoses in Bartholomew County. Friday evening, police discovered a one-year-old infant handling suspected drug paraphernalia.
Greg Westfall, Drug Enforcement Agency assistant special agent for Indiana, says the collaboration between the DEA and Sheriff Matthew Myers allows for shared information and resources.
The two departments hope to stop the flow of drugs into Columbus from Mexico.
In a public service announcement, Sheriff Myers warns families and friends to seek help for people they know are suffering from heroin addiction.
The Sheriff's office is asking for information about where the drug product is coming from.