With the boom in the oil industry means heroin usage will go up with plenty of young men and women having extra money to use on drugs.

According to NewsWest 9, Midland County officials are concerned with more forms being available in the area.

"We are starting to see a spike in our heroin cases; it is running the gamut all the way from black tar to some of its purest forms," said Midland District Attorney Laura Nodolf.

Deputy Chief Jerad Fain states the users can lead a successful professional life and be using drugs.

"Here in west Texas in particular they work hard and they play hard, so there's gonna be a rise in drug use with the increase in population here," said Fain.

Fain also adds that personal use will not be tolerated as a "valid excuse" for felony use of drugs.

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