There will be two presentations on the effect of heroin in Southwest Wisconsin in the next two weeks.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Fennimore Police Department will host “Heroin: Not Just a Big City Problem” in the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College cafeteria in Fennimore Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.
Presenters will include staff from the state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa–Grant Drug Task Force and the Sheriff’s Department. The effects of heroin will be presented, along with why it has made a resurgence.
“Heroin: Not Just a Big City Problem” will also be presented in the Platteville High School auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Presenters will include a parent with three addicted sons, a recovering heroin addict, law enforcement, a special agent from the state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.
The Feb. 18 presentation is sponsored by the S.A.F.E. Grant County Coalition, the Sheriff’s Department and the Platteville Police Department.
The presentations are scheduled amidst two heroin-related deaths in this area. Tina D. Smith, 26, Fennimore, is charged with supplying heroin to Bradley Millin, 24, Lancaster, who died Aug. 31. Antawn D. Williams, 32, Mineral Point, faces nine drug-related felony charges in connection with the death of Anthony T. Russell, 27, Dodgeville, Dec. 21.