Anne Arundel County Averages One Heroin Fatality a Week

In an interview on WBAL 1090 News, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh discussed the heroin related State of Emergency he declared for the county last week as well as the need for and proper locations of methadone clinics in the county. As reported on WBAL News:

Schuh declared a “State of Emergency” late last month in Anne Arundel County to pour more resources into the growing number of heroin cases.

“We are currently experiencing more than 300 heroin overdoses a year in Anne Arundel County, and one fatality a week, and that is unacceptable,” Schuh told Maryland’s News This Week.

Schuh said there is a need for more methadone clinics and other treatment centers in the county to deal with a rising heroin problem.

However, Schuh says those treatment centers cannot be located near a residential area.

For more information read the full article and listen to the interview on WBAL News.