Community leaders offer perspectives on fighting heroin addictio - WNEM TV 5

Community leaders offer perspectives on fighting heroin addiction

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ESSEXVILLE, MI (WNEM) -

How do you deal with a growing heroin problem?

That was the question of the night at a summit in Essexville.

It included people from several walks of life who could offer their perspectives: including a police sergeant, who said that when it comes to law enforcement, there's little officers can do besides arrest people.

"We have brothers, sisters, moms, dads, grandpas who are calling up and asking us, 'What do we do to help these people out?' And we don't have the options to give them," said Pinconning Police Sgt. Terry Spencer.

He said fighting heroin is a community issue, but federal assistance would be a big help.

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