Local leaders in Wicomico County and Salisbury gathered this week to figure out how to combat rising heroin and opiod addiction rates.
Just this week the county council voted to fund a program called Community Outreach Addiction Team that uses peer counselors to help those with addiction.
Among the attendees were law enforcement officials Sheriff Mike Lewis, County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello and Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan as well as political leaders County Executive Bob Culver and Mayor Jake Day.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the problem crosses all age and racial categories.
Day noted that there has been some friction between the city and county over the years.