The law says people who seek medical treatment for an overdose are immune from prosecution on minor drug charges.
Burn experts agree the annual cost to taxpayers is well into the tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars.
Amanda Gerhardt was found unconscious on the bathroom floor in her boyfriend’s Collinsville home.
“We have a tremendous heroin market that is saturated by high purity, low price, Mexican manufactured heroin.”
The suspects allegedly distributed methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and prescription medications.
Dr. Keith Morris faces multiple felony counts of distribution of Amphetamine Salts, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Alprazolam.
Phase One complete in ongoing undercover operation.
Undercover buys started back in July, led to coordinated pre-dawn raids in Missouri, Illinois.
Scott Weldon pleaded guilty in May to a charge of distributing heroin resulting in the death of David Roth.
The DEA is seeking a nationwide ban on the sale and possession of the product.