WEMU News
1:54 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Public Meeting To Focus On Local Heroin Problem

Heroin use is rampant in Washtenaw County. The Ann Arbor Library has become a destination site for users. Overdoses are more frequent, and some of our young people are dying. A public meeting in Saline tonight aims to rally volunteers and provide information on the local war on heroin abuse.

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WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

The meeting is organized by Kimberly Ray. the Saline woman's son died of a heroin overdose in December. Now, she's creating a group called, " The Heroin War." 

Ray says the group will raise awareness about heroin use and give parents the information that may spare them similar heartbreak.  

"The Heroin War" has a website underdevelopment that, once up and running, will serve as resource for the community in better understanding and dealing with the heroin problem.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Keystone Community Church in Saline.