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Jeremy Coomes stole cocaine, meth, marijuana and other controlled substances that were seized by police.
Research shows opioid addiction usually begins with prescription abuse.
Ravenswood in Indianapolis held a community meeting to discuss how to deal with their growing heroin problem.
Donnelly says the legislation would provide programs to help establish best prescribing practices.
Naloxone immediately halts the effects of an opioid overdose. But people still need a doctor’s prescription to get the drug.
U.S. Congresswoman Susan Brooks met with professionals working to stem the epidemic.
In the past week, there have been three suspected heroin overdoses in Bartholomew County.
Stores in Ohio and Indiana will now sell the drug over-the-counter. Walgreens has made a commitment to do the same in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
The proposed $1.1 billion plan includes $920 million for ‘cooperative agreements with states,’ which could include programs in Indiana.