Law enforcement professionals from the federal, state, county, and municipal level continue to wage war on heroin use and what can be done to reverse the trend. While there appears to be evidence the number of heroin-related deaths has leveled out, local officials are not letting themselves believe the threat is over. To that end, many of them are getting together in a public forum setting tomorrow night at Alton High School.

Alton Police Chief David Hayes says panelists will include himself, Madison County Sheriff Bob Hertz, Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons, Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn, U.S. Attorney Stephen Wiggington, Alton School District Superintendent Kenneth Spells, and members of the drug prevention community. He says there will also be one person there who has a personal story to tell.


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Youth are welcome to attend at their parents' discretion, as a graphic video will be shown during the forum. It starts at 7pm Wednesday in the Alton High School cafeteria/commons area.