State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miami Twp., agreed and said he thinks more needs to be done to help law enforcement fight the epidemic. He also said that everyone needs to work together to find the best solutions.
“I think we need to give local law enforcement offices the resources to get these drugs off the street,” Antani said.
» RELATED: Wright State partners with DEA to highlight dangers of opioids
Dayton has received national attention for its drug overdose deaths. Like Sprague, national media outlets have referred to Dayton as the “epicenter” or “ground zero” of the nation’s ongoing heroin and opioid crisis.
Just last year, Ohio was considered the top state or opioid overdose deaths, this news organization reported.
Wright State, along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency also hosted a summit on Monday at the Nutter Center to spotlight the dangers of opioids.
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