With no apparent end in sight to the heroin epidemic, elected leaders in Madison County are changing their approach to battling the drug.  A task force has been formed to study the effectiveness of past efforts to fight the problem, assess the current situation, and develop a plan of action for the future.  The first meeting of that task force is today

State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) says heroin use and addiction is a significant problem in the Metro East.

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Invited to today’s summit are local police, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, local law enforcement, drug treatment experts, and heroin survivors.  Following the summit, a public hearing will be held on March 7th at the Madison County Board Chambers. 

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