We talk with the Indiana gubernatorial candidates, how the state is fighting against opioid abuse and more on a community effort to produce clean energy.
Before the end of the year, the state department of health plans to unload naloxone kits in each of the state’s public health preparedness districts.
The $950,000 in grant funding comes from two programs, one anti-heroin and the other anti-methamphetamine.
The arrests appear to be tied to a rash of overdoses in the greater-Cincinnati area at the end of August, when more than 175 people overdosed on heroin.
Officers in Columbus responded to seven heroin overdoses over the weekend, plus two other drug overdoses.
A potential alert system would quickly distribute information across state lines about new drug dangers as they happen.
Dealers sometimes cut heroin with synthetic opioids, which are cheaper and faster to get out on the streets. They're also much more potent than heroin.
Community members gathered on the steps outside of the Monroe County Courthouse Wednesday evening to remember those that have passed away from drug overdoses.
The funds will increase education and training in the overdose-intervention drug naloxone for first responders and lay providers.
Robert Lee Shields is charged with conspiring to distribute the controlled substance fentanyl.