Overdose Epidemic in Virginia

Chesapeake Police Chief Kelvin Wright speaks in support of the bills.

Chesapeake Police Chief Kelvin Wright speaks in support of the bills.

An enormous surge in heroin and prescription-drug overdose deaths in Virginia has prompted the Centers for Disease Control to call it an epidemic.  It’s also why state lawmakers of both parties have joined together to advance a multi-faceted package of bills to tackle the challenge. They believe it’s both a law enforcement AND a public health problem.

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