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Posted on: February 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Town Hall Meeting on Opiate Crisis

PURCELLVILLE, Va. February 22nd, 2017 — The Purcellville Police Department will be hosting a Town Hall meeting at 221 S. Nursery Ave, Purcellville, Va. on March 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting will be to join with partners in our community to discuss the ongoing and terrible opiate crisis facing our community, including heroin abuse, fentanyl, and other drug addictions. Members of the Purcellville Police, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Loudoun County Mental Health, Loudoun County Juvenile Court Services Unit, and Loudoun County Public Schools are scheduled to attend and will give short presentations.

The movie “Chasing the Dragon” will also be screened and then there will be time for a question and answer period.

Opiate abuse is a crisis facing many jurisdictions in Virginia and across the country. The Purcellville Police Department recognizes that awareness and early intervention is key to keeping our family and friends safe. Specifically, young people are more and more exposed to opiates and the community has an opportunity to make a difference in protecting future generations.

Due to the content and nature of the discussions, it is not recommended that young children attend this Town Hall meeting. For questions, please contact Lt. Schroeck with the Purcellville Police Department at 540-338-7422.

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