CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials, legislators and medical professionals are gathering in Charleston to discuss what they call a rising tide of heroin addiction in West Virginia.
The Wednesday round table is being organized by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. He says they'll discuss the flow of heroin into the state and strategies to treat addiction to the drug.
Law enforcement is represented by Capt. Tim Bledsoe of the West Virginia State Police and Huntington Police Chief W.H. "Skip" Holbrook. The state's chief medical examiner, Dr. Allen Mock, is also scheduled to participate. Medical professionals are represented by addiction specialists as well as emergency medical services personnel.