Heroin problem draws attention of Ohio AG

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GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio’s heroin problem draws attention from the state’s top attorney.

Attorney General Mike DeWine addressed the issue Wednesday morning in Darke County.

According to DeWine, the legal and police communities are doing what they can to curb the ongoing epidemic of the drug in the Buckeye State. He believes now it’s time for residents to participate in the fight.

“It’s killing people and it’s there’s no family is exempt, it  can happen to anybody. Anyone who’s watching this tonight -it can happen in your family,” he said. “The most important thing I think for every county to know and for every community to know is that grass roots efforts for prevention and education are by far the most important thing that can happen.”

In Portsmouth for instance, he said family members of heroin overdose victims have grouped grass roots organizations to send the message that heroin kills and destroys communities and families.

The Ohio attorney general said the most effective weapon against the epidemic is people who are concerned about their families and their environments.

DeWine was the luncheon guest of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at Romer’s Catering on East Main St. in Greenville.

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