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Franklin County Heroin Conference Today

Drugs-heroinGREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The task force leading Franklin County’s efforts to fight heroin addiction is holding an open conference this week.

The conference is scheduled for Monday at Greenfield Community College. It’s free and open to the public.

Featured speakers include officials from other parts of the state who will share their strategies and tools to battle the rising tide of opioid addiction.

The district attorney’s office in January counted nine suspected overdose deaths in one 40-day period in Franklin and Hampshire counties.

Franklin Register of Probate and Family Court John Merrigan, with Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan and Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, formed the Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force last year.

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  • kody61

    Once the monkey grabs ya, the first people you’ll rob is your family. They will forgive you, but it’s to late for most after that. The agony it causes is devastating. Hideous drug.