DAYTON, KY (FOX19)- The Campbell County Drug-Free Alliance will host the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Dayton High School to provide education, prevention tips, resources and a question-and-answer session on heroin and other opiate abuse.
In 2010, the Kentucky State Police drug section handled 451 cases related to heroin. By September of 2012, that number had more than doubled. Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties account for 63% of all heroin arrests in Kentucky.
The Drug Free Alliance meeting in Campbell County is one way the community is trying to combat this growing trend.
Campbell County is gathering resources from law enforcement, the medical field, and treatment centers to help combat the heroin issue.