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"Cheese" Heroin Alert

"Some kids have heard of it before, but we don't have any kids who admit to doing it at least," says Jim Cameron, a Substance Abuse Counselor "Some kids have heard of it before, but we don't have any kids who admit to doing it at least," says Jim Cameron, a Substance Abuse Counselor

It's addictive... It's deadly and it's targeted at your kids.

Tonight, one of Texas' U.S. Senators is trying to alert parents to signs your children could be using 'cheese' heroin. NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg explains what parents should be on the lookout for.

The drug has plagued Dallas over the last two years, there are reports it led to at least 21 deaths. Police across the panhandle say they haven't seen it in the area... But we found out today, some kids already know about it.

"Some kids have heard of it before, but we don't have any kids who admit to doing it at least," says Jim Cameron, a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Cameron counsels teens about drugs, to help them break their habit. He says it's a matter of time before cheese will show up locally.

"I'm pretty sure it will be here, if it's not already it will be someday there's no doubt," says Cameron.

That's something Senator John Cornyn is hoping to prevent.

"Stop the spread to other places to let parents and teachers and schoolchildren know it's very dangerous," says Senator Cornyn.

The drug is a yellow powder, symptoms your kids may be using it include sleepiness, flu-like symptoms, and personality shifts.  

"Disorientation, not knowing things they should know, getting the time way off, maybe not knowing what day it is," says Cameron.

Cameron also says if you find your child with Tylenol P.M., that should raise a red flag. Some officials say cheese heroin could become as popular as marijuana for the younger generation.

Log onto www.cornyn.senate.gov for more information. Or www.phoenixhouse.org

 

 

 

 

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