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McConnell: Northern Kentucky is epicenter for nation's heroin problem
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:35 PM EDT
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that northern Kentucky is the epicenter for the nation's heroin addiction problem.
McConnell said the state needs a combination of treatment and incarceration to solve the problem.
A bill in the Kentucky General Assembly would have increased penalties for major heroin dealers and expanded the state's substance abuse treatment programs. But the bill died on the legislature's last day despite having the support of leaders from both parties.