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McHenry Co. Leaders Attend Forum on Heroin Prevention

McHenry Co. Leaders Attend Forum on Heroin Prevention

Congressman Randy Hultgren (Illinois 14th District) sponsored a Community Leadership Forum on Heroin Prevention at the Kane County Government Center in Geneva on Friday, according to a McHenry County Sheriff's Office press release. 

In attendance were numerous members of law enforcement, health care providers, and elected officials from Kane, McHenry, Lake, Kendall, and DuPage Counties.

The keynote speaker, Captain Jeffrey Coady from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) spoke about preventing Opioid abuse and the misuse of these drugs, along with the ever growing presence of heroin in our communities.

Over 50 officials who attended also participated in round table discussions that concentrated on the public, law enforcement, and care provider issues that we face. 

In attendance from McHenry County were Undersheriff Andrew Zinke and members of the Special Services Division, Corrections Division, and the Narcotics Division. Also in attendance were County Chairwoman Tina Hill, Candace Yeargin, Project Success Supervisor (McHenry County Substance Coalition), Coroner Anne Majewski, and other members of the McHenry County (HEAT) taskforce.

“We are committed to protecting our children and working with every agency possible, to target the heroin and illegal drug use in McHenry County. Working together and sharing information is key to our mission,” said Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. 

Source: McHenry County Sheriff's Office press release 

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