Health officials say they've known there was a drug problem in Scott County for at least the past decade.
Heroin use has been increasing in the U.S., and addiction often has a high price that isn't just financial.
Indiana has the 17th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the country, a report from Trust for America’s Health indicates.
Proposed legislation would impose a yearly cap that limits how much ephedrine and pseudoephedrine a person can purchase.
Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) says the bill could reduce meth production, but other legislators say similar proposals in other states have not worked.
Monroe County will receive one dollar for every time a resident uses the prescription medicine discount card at a pharmacy in the county.