MI leaders collaborate efforts to stop drug abuse - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

MI leaders collaborate efforts to stop drug abuse

Leaders are coming together in an effort to combat prescription drug and heroin addictions. Leaders are coming together in an effort to combat prescription drug and heroin addictions.
MONROE COUNTY, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Crime Stoppers and three unions in southeastern Michigan held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to announce a partnership to help the fight against prescription drug abuse and the heroin epidemic.

The United Auto Workers, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, and Laborers' Local 499 have donated a total of $10,000 to assist Crime Stoppers and local law enforcement in a new prevention effort to attack this problem.

Prescription drug abuse and heroin use has the particular quality of changing the face of entire neighborhoods and cities. Crime has increased in areas where drug abuse has risen and an increase in overdose deaths are also attributed to this problem. Thankfully, a united response from the union leaders and their membership can make a powerful change. Local leaders, as well as the community, welcome this initiative.

"For over 20 years now, we have worked vigorously to make a difference in all seven counties that we serve," said John Broad, president of Crime Stoppers of Michigan. "I am excited that these unions have partnered with Crime Stoppers to assist in the prevention effort, and people in the community are starting to understand what we do and how we do it, and are working together to build safer communities. Monroe County Prosecutor William Paul Nichols indicated that this initiative was one of many steps that arose from the first ever prescription drug abuse and heroin summit held at the Monroe County Community College on Dec. 3, 2013."

How can you help? Crime Stoppers of Michigan offers a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest regarding prescription drug abuse or heroin. Anyone who has information regarding the crime should call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Vidor man's sexual assault sentencing rescheduled after he cut forearms with razor

    Vidor man's sexual assault sentencing rescheduled after he cut forearms with razor

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-09-25 16:43:08 GMT

    A sentencing hearing for a Vidor man accused of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old mentally disabled woman on several occasions was postponed to later Monday after he allegedly used a razor to cut himself on his forearms.

    More >>

    A sentencing hearing for a Vidor man accused of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old mentally disabled woman on several occasions was postponed to later Monday after he allegedly used a razor to cut himself on his forearms.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    TxDOT urges motorists on east Lufkin loop to use caution in construction zone

    TxDOT urges motorists on east Lufkin loop to use caution in construction zone

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:56:02 GMT

    The Texas Department of Transportation is reporting heaving traffic on State Loop 287 EST In Lufkin as Drewery Construction continues with the project to re-surface that section of the loop.

    More >>

    The Texas Department of Transportation is reporting heaving traffic on State Loop 287 EST In Lufkin as Drewery Construction continues with the project to re-surface that section of the loop.

    More >>
  • Community rallies behind newborn after overcoming obstacles left behind by Hurricane Harvey

    Community rallies behind newborn after overcoming obstacles left behind by Hurricane Harvey

    Monday, September 25 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-09-25 13:53:01 GMT
    (Source: Crystal Sepulvado)(Source: Crystal Sepulvado)

    When Crystal and Shane Sepulvado learned they were pregnant with their third child, they were ecstatic. But immediately Crystal knew something was not right, as relied on her experience working at an OB-GYN office. "When we looked at the ultrasound, we has seen fluid around her heart," Crystal said. Doctors later explained to the couple that their unborn child had a hole between her ventricles. With an early pregnancy, the couple was rushed to Houston,...

    More >>

    When Crystal and Shane Sepulvado learned they were pregnant with their third child, they were ecstatic. But immediately Crystal knew something was not right, as relied on her experience working at an OB-GYN office. "When we looked at the ultrasound, we has seen fluid around her heart," Crystal said. Doctors later explained to the couple that their unborn child had a hole between her ventricles. With an early pregnancy, the couple was rushed to Houston,...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly