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Heroin task force addressing age-old Baltimore issue
Heroin task force addressing age-old Baltimore issue

The story was all too familiar, especially to those who have attended any of the multiple meetings called by state and local officials trying to solve a heroin crisis that has been killing hundreds of people a year in Maryland. The man testifying before the governor's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force on Wednesday spoke of a relative whose addiction has wreaked havoc on the family. She's ruined her sister's record by claiming to be that sibling whenever she's arrested. She has stolen from her mother. And she bears a shoulder-to-shoulder scar from being slashed during a drug deal gone bad. "She should be dead today," said Ron Bateman, the sheriff of...

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