Mothers Taking a Stand Against Drug Abuse

KENOVA, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A group of mothers in one community whose connections to the drug problem are all too close to home are coming together to fight back against the epidemic.

Monday night women met at Virginia Point Park in Kenova to form a new grassroots group called Mothers Against Drugs.

The women say in the Ceredo-Kenova area they've had four overdoses on black tar heroin in just the past week.

Amy Hodge is raising her grandkids. Her son and daughter went to jail last year after stealing to pay for drugs.

"It's very hard listening to three children cry for their mother every night," Hodge said.

Michelle Mendoza-Moyers’ cousin died from a heroin overdose.

"We're just tired of it, and we're angry and we're mad, and it's time that we do take a stand," Mendoza-Moyers said.

The group will be having a march through Ceredo-Kenova July 20 at 9 a.m. with a police escort.

They say as they're getting started they want to be involved and vocal with city leaders and police.

If you'd like to get involved with the group you can check out their Facebook page.

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