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As Harford's war on heroin rages, money to fight it becomes an issue

As Harford's war on heroin rages, money to fight it becomes an issue

To look at the numbers, the heroin problem in Harford County is getting worse, not better.

"We have been very progressive in our approach and very up front about it, letting the public know about what's going on," Sheriff's Office Capt. Lee Dunbar, head of the Harford County Task Force, said. "Our approach is, we're not going to ignore the problem. We have people dying and we have an epidemic."

Despite the efforts of law enforcement and public health and local school officials, as well as many elected officials, fatal overdoses this year are on pace to be about double those from last year.

And, the sheer volume of them is forcing the county's lead law...

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