U.S. Sen. McConnell Testifies About Deadly Heroin Epidemic in Ky.

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

WASHINGTON (WSAZ) -- U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., testified Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the growing number of overdose deaths in the Bluegrass State.

Recent state reports show the number of heroin overdose deaths increased by 650 percent in the last year.

McConnell testified before a Senate caucus about the information he collected from residents and business leaders during a recent forum in northern Kentucky.

A bill expanding treatment for addicts and penalties for drug dealers died in the state's general assembly this past term.

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