Hampton Roads group created to address heroin crisis

FILE - A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP File Photo/Mel Evans)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — U.S. Attorney Dana Boente and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring are partnering to create a working group of officials to battle to ongoing heroin crisis.

Officials say the group will consist of local law enforcement officers, members of the medical and mental health communities and first responders.

This group will “aggressively and relentlessly” go after heroin dealers and look to “supply organizations,” according to a news release issued Thursday.

The group’s first meeting is scheduled for Sept. 21, which falls on the first National Heroin/Opiate Awareness Week in the United States (Sept. 19 through Sept. 23).

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