For some heroin addicts, word of a drug overdose is an indication of a high-quality product. For the dealer, the overdose can serve as advertising. Such is the perversity of the heroin trade that a dealer’s customer base can grow because the product kills customers.
"When Heroin Kills, the Appeal Grows — and Policing the Drug Becomes Harder" is from the April 04, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Courtland Milloy and narrated by Jenny Hoops.