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Township Police Join In Overdose Awareness Day

OBSERVING INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY – Lower Pottsgrove’s police department and many others were well represented Thursday (Aug. 31, 2017) on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown as it and others in local law enforcement, medical and mental health communities observed International Overdose Awareness Day during scheduled ceremonies there. Speakers said they not only intend to prevent the spread of drugs within the county, but also are committed in efforts to prevent youths from succumbing to substance abuse. County officials reported the drug overdose death rate continues to rise: there were 177 overdose deaths in 2015, rising substantially to 249 in 2016.

Photo from the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department via Facebook

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