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Citizens academy: Week 6

April 24, 2013 - Jill Gosche
Tuesday night's citizens academy class was an eye-opener, I'd say.

Detective Charles Boyer, who leads the area Metrich unit, explained the role of the unit in Seneca County and the region. He told us the unit had its first heroin overdose in September 2008 and it started spreading out of control. The unit now is battling pills and heroin.

Boyer said a person cannot quit heroin cold turkey. The user needs medical assistance to quit.

The biggest lesson I took from from Tuesday's class: Drug abuse and addiction can happen to ANY family. It truly does not discriminate.

Thank you to Boyer and others in the community who are dedicating their lives to stopping this monster.



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