Chicago Police Offer Treatment to Nonviolent Drug Sellers

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Under a drug-diversion program started last year by the Chicago Police Department, when police round up gang members in narcotics investigations, some nonviolent sellers with drug habits are offered the chance to go through treatment and avoid criminal charges. Other cities have experimented with similar programs as heroin-related deaths have skyrocketed, including in Chicago, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . . .

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