EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTask Force Hopes To Find A Solution To Meth Epidemic
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Reported by: Katelyn Sykes
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 19, 2013 11:26 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 19, 2013 12:41 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Local and state officials are hoping to find a solution to the growing substance abuse problem in Kanawha County.
The Meth Task Force is compromised of a number of people including law enforcement officials, prosecutors, school leaders and pharmacy officials who deal with the problem first hand.
The group met Thursday morning to share ideas on how to fight the drug problem in Kanawha County.
Task Force members said it's not just a county problem, but a statewide concern and said it can affect almost everyone.
Members said that meth and heroin use are on the rise and that it's important they come together to figure out a game plan to tackle the problem to eventually find a solution.
The Meth Task Force plans to hold more meetings in the future.
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