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For tiny Vermont, heroin, pill abuse a big problem

Posted: January 16, 2014 at 5:17 a.m.

Police in Bennington, Vt., take a suspect into custody in January 2013 during a sweep that rounded up dozens of drug suspects in southwestern Vermont. The state ranks as one of the top 10 for the abuse of illicit drugs.

Police in Bennington, Vt., take a suspect into custody in January 2013 during a sweep that rounded up dozens of drug suspects in southwestern Vermont. The state ranks as one of the top 10 for the abuse of illicit drugs.

Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with painkiller and heroin abuse, a challenge leaders say is fueling crime and wrecking lives and families disproportionately in the tiny state.

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Front Section, Pages 7 on 01/16/2014

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