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Sheriff encouages everyone to watch heroin-related video

Scott Seitz2 • May 11, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Sheriff Dane Howard, Retired Chief Deputy Dave Battles, Detective Sgt. Josh Querin and Detective Eric Bardar recently attended a C.A.R.E. (Community Ant-Drug Resistance Education) meeting held at the Bellevue Society for the Arts Center.

"This event, led and sponsored by the Ohio Attorney General's office, was held to get the community members together and educated to help fight the heroin epidemic we are all faced with," Howard said.

The link below was presented, and Howard is encouraging everyone to view this "very powerful" six-minute message. This video also was shown in Willard with many factory supervisors.

"Our efforts are primarily from a law enforcement prospective, but drug education is the key to solving this heroin epidemic," the sheriff said.

After the meeting, Howard met with deputies to reflect on what they just watched and remind them to continue the work they do.

"This is exactly why we work and push so hard to fight every day. We have all got to continue our efforts to fight this heroin epidemic. I invite you to watch this very powerful and moving video, as it relates closely to many similar tragedies in our county," Howard said.

To watch the video, click the play button in the link below.

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