ELKTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford is attending a summit for the Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.
Rutherford is expected to join the task force in Elkton on Tuesday. He is leading the effort against heroin use in Maryland.READ MORE: Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan To Perform At AFRAM Festival, Will Be Held On Juneteenth Starting 2022
Last month Gov. Larry Hogan declared the drug’s use an emergency and laid out a plan to help address the rising rate of fatal overdoses.READ MORE: Fells Point Business Owners Meet With City Agencies On Recent Crime
Included in the response is the creation of a task force and council, and a $500,000 federal grant to expand re-entry programs for ex-prisoners. He also mentioned that Maryland had received
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