ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The good news is that a series of local town hall meetings has been a hit with the public.

The bad news is how that reflects the community’s concerns about the growing heroin epidemic in the St. Louis area.

Dan Duncan with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says there’s no way to overstate the danger posed by an influx of high-purity powdered heroin.

“We’re talking about middle to upper middle class neighborhoods, lots of nice parts of St. Louis County where this is going on, where kids are actually using heroin and they are dying,” Duncan says.

This meeting is open to professionals, parents and students. Speakers will be on hand from The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse – St. Louis Area and the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, Law Enforcement Officers and a family member who has lost a loved one to heroin.

This will be the fourth town hall meeting, and at least three more are scheduled before the end of the year.

More than 400 people attended the last one.

There is no charge for this meeting.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Marquette High School in Chesterfield.

Related Links:
Heroin: Killing a New Generation

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