FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County officials are launching a coordinated effort to fight drug abuse.
County Commissioner Billy Shreve is kicking off the campaign with a news conference Friday in Frederick.
He says the county school board, sheriff’s office, state’s attorney’s office, public health agency and municipalities are all involved.
The Frederick News-Post reports that the plan will include town hall meetings, pamphlets and a contest to raise awareness about increased use of prescription drugs and heroin.
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins says the number of heroin-related tips and complaints to his agency has quadrupled in the past year.
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