Twelve members of Virginia’s Congressional delegation, including both U.S. Senators, have asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to establish a statewide task force to address a growing heroin epidemic, according to The Roanoke Times.
McAuliffe's staff told the Times that it's important to address the spread of heroin.
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And Northern Virginia had an tragic reminder last fall that heroin reaches every community with the death of 16-year-old Emylee Lonczak of McLean, whose body was discovered in August. Her death was ruled an accident due to the "adverse effects of heroin and diphenhydramine."
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