By Steve Neavling
The opioid crisis and the revival of cocaine and meth in Pennsylvania and West Virginia is the focus of the new head of the FBI’s Pittsburgh office.
Bob Jones, who recently took over the office, said law enforcement has made a dent in the sale of heroin and prescription painkillers, but the crisis if far from over.
“We’ve been knocking opioids down a little bit, but people are turning to other drugs,” he told the Tribune Review.
Jones also is concerned about the troubling reemergence of cocaine and meth and said the opioid epidemic “is still killing people.”
A native of the Pittsburgh area and graduate of Penn State University, Jones said he has “been trying to come back for the last 32 years.”