Editor's note: Today is the first in a series of six on the drug crisis in Howard County. This week: A look at the drug crisis and the impact on one family.
A man and a woman lay on the banks of Wildcat Creek, faces obscured at the angle the photo was taken. The man is propped up by a medic to help him breathe. The woman is flat on her back with bare, dirty feet nearly in the water.
Jessica Harmon said she was making up to $4,000 a month selling prescription pills such as oxycodone and hydrocodone on the street. Her supplier? The Wagoner Medical Center in Burlington.
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on the drug crisis in the local community. This week: Treating addiction. Next week: Drug court.
Community in Crisis is a six-part series exploring the drug crisis in Howard County. These stories will be published each Sunday through April 8.
- Community in Crisis
- Honoring Deputy Koontz
- Neighborhood Guides
- Changing the Conversation: Poverty in Our Community
- Stories of War
- 100 Objects
- Addiction Series
- April 11, 1965 - 50 Years Later
- Ryan White: 25 Years Later
- The Battle for Baseball
- Paying for College
- Nov. 17, 2013: One Year Later
- Degrees of debt
This Week's Circulars
- Pickup strikes, kills man on US 31
- Hemp hits Kokomo: Large facility opens to process and dry state's first legal hemp crop
- One person dead in house fire
- Kokomo K9 unit rescues man from creek
- New sober living facility to open in Kokomo
- Jury finds Jones, Reed and Myers guilty in drug conspiracy
- We Care Trim-a-Tree Auction raises money and brings tears
- Taco John's opening in Peru again
- Police seek 3 involved in robbery
- Huge teachers rally forces Kokomo schools to close