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Heroin submissions to GBI Crime Lab increase by over 300 percent since 2011

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday, April 24, that an analysis of drug submissions to the GBI Crime Lab reveals that heroin submissions have increased annually since 2011.

During the three year period from 2011 to present, heroin submissions have increased by more than 300 percent, according to the GBI.

The numbers of heroin submissions to GBI Crime Lab per fiscal year:

2011: 276
2012: 356
2013: 717
2014 to date: 863

The GBI also says that in 2013 and 2014 to date, there was a 22 percent decrease in submission of all other drugs compared to the 20 percent increase in heroin submissions. 

All other drug submissions:

2013: 29,067
2014 to date: 22,622

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