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
- Steel Parts Manufacturing in Tipton to permanently close
- Construction of new U.S. 31 bridge in Tipton Co. set to start
- Laird's Training expanding, building new facility on city's south side
- Police: Father, son arrested after fight with deputies
- A DAY WITH .... Granpa Cratchet: Local comedian and puppeteer reflects on 40-year career
- Western names new Primary principal
- Functional Devices workers to vote on forming union
- Citizen's tip leads to arrest of Michigan woman
- Music at the Fairgrounds to feature local talent
- Leeman lands fishing scholarship at Kentucky Christian