DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Officers in Dauphin County say they’re seeing an alarming variety of overdoses amongst youngsters, and addressing the issue has grow to be a prime precedence.
Whereas there may be not lots of data at this level, abc27’s Mark Corridor hopes to study mroe later Wednesday afternoon.
Throughout Tuesday’s State of Dauphin County assembly, the commissioners talked about all kinds of urgent points, together with 5 youngsters below the age of 11 who overdosed earlier this month. No particulars got on the assembly on the childrens’ situations.
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Commissioner George Hartwick stated what occurred is a transparent indication that a few of the cash coming to Pennsylvania from the opioid settlement must be used to deal with the issue.
“70% of these assets are going to be coming again to counties throughout the commonwealth. We consider that there’s an actual alternative the place there are challenges. I feel there is a chance to have the ability to collaborate and coordinate a technique to have the ability to fight the epidemic of those opioid and fentanyl deaths,” stated George Hartwick III, Dauphin County Commissioner.
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