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It’s no secret there’s a heroin problem in Northeast Ohio.

The question is, what do we do about it?

The Cleveland City Council Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday was filled with judges, prosecutors, police chiefs, health care professionals and more.

More people died last year in Cuyahoga County from heroin overdoses than anything else except natural causes, a total of 195

“We are not going to be able to arrest our way out of this problem,” said U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach.

This committee meeting handled everything from prosecution, treatment and where it’s coming from.

“You know there’s no poppy fields in Parma, and there’s no coco leaves in Collinwood,” Dettelbach said. “So, by definition these substances are coming from outside our community and they’re coming courtesy of the Mexican cartels.”



Article and Picture Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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