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Anti-Heroin Initiative Unveiled

Reported by: Send eMail Rick Lord
Reported: Jun. 26, 2014 10:18 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 26, 2014 11:19 PM EDT
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Anti-Heroin Initiative
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A new initiative was unveiled at the Kanawha County Commission meeting to fight the growing heroin problem.

Operation HEAT stands for Heroin Eradication Association Taskforce.

$250,000 from a public safety grant will be used to help law enforcement fight the epidemic. Many police chiefs say heroin is now their number one problem. Kanawha County is seeing about two heroin overdoses every day.

Agencies will work together to share the money and develop a plan to fight the problem.



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