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Law enforcement meet Friday to tackle heroin epidemic

Friday's meeting comes after a man died and a woman and baby were critically hurt in a traffic accident police say they suspect was drug related. (FOX19 NOW/file) Friday's meeting comes after a man died and a woman and baby were critically hurt in a traffic accident police say they suspect was drug related. (FOX19 NOW/file)
Law enforcement huddle Friday as they try to come up with ways to combat the heroin epidemic. (FOX19 NOW/Dale Lutz) Law enforcement huddle Friday as they try to come up with ways to combat the heroin epidemic. (FOX19 NOW/Dale Lutz)
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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Law enforcement leaders are meeting Friday to discuss the heroin epidemic.

This morning's discussion comes on the heels of recent tragedies of head-on, deadly collisions involving addicts behind the wheel.

In the most recent crash on Monday, a man was killed and a woman and baby were critically hurt in a rollover accident on Interstate 275 in Fort Thomas. Police say needles were found at the scene, and one of the victims had track marks on their body.

Sheriff Jim Neil; Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan - the director of Hamilton's County's heroin task force; the commander of the county's narcotics unit RENU and additional police chiefs from various jurisdictions will discuss a number of topics related to law enforcement’s efforts to fight the epidemic.

Some topics on the agenda to combat the issue include putting up billboards, administering Narcan, education through forums, asking businesses
to get involved, and more.

Law enforcement officials say it’s critical to continue to partner with the public to get anonymous tips and information when they witness
drug trafficking or concerns of overdoses to help fight the problem.

The meeting is held at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office patrol headquarters on Hamilton Avenue.

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