A town hall meeting filled with stories of warnings about the dangers of heroin aimed at trying to give hope to those battling addiction and watching what the drug has done to loved ones.
Parents, children, police officers and community leaders came Thursday night to the Fox C-6 Service Center in Arnold to learn and to join a fight against a deadly foe, a foe that across the region is taking more lives each year.
A dozen agencies from treatment providers to a firm offering parents low cost drug testing kits were on hand to talk about the role they play in fighting heroin abuse.
Speakers including a mother who lost her son to heroin spoke of the powerful draw the drug creates.
The town hall was organized by community groups worried about the loss of life Jefferson County has already experienced because of heroin.