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Warren Tolman: Heroin Abuse a 'Public Health Crisis'

Tolman, a Massachusetts Attorney General candidate, on Tuesday announced a plan to combat the problem.

Warren Tolman. File photo.
Warren Tolman. File photo.
Warren Tolman, a Massachusetts Attorney General candidate, on Tuesday announced his plan to combat opiate abuse, which he called a "public health crisis."

Tolman said he would create a special task force in the AG's office, among other measures.

Tolman was in the South Coast Tuesday to promote his plan. He was scheduled to meet with Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye, whose city has already seen more than 100 overdoses from heroin this year.

"It is imperative that we take action," Tolman said in a statement. "I’m honored to have the support and confidence of many of the South Coast’s top leaders as we continue to battle these dangerous drugs. As Attorney General, I will use the full authority and weight of the office to protect Massachusetts families from opiate abuse."

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kalman berke March 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Here we see an amazing amount of ignorance about drugs. All of the problems K says are caused because of Darwin are actually caused by him and the other hysterical mobs. If there were no crazies like him and Tolman there would be no criminals in drugs. These people are as much a part of the problem as are religious who befoul intelligent discourse.
BH March 19, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Frank, what health effects? Nobody takes it seriously if you have no proof or legitimate studies. You can copy and paste all day.
George Mitrano March 21, 2014 at 10:47 PM
Since you started this conversation 3more people have died of drug overdose,can we agree that WE THE PARENTS have to get the lawmakers to act fast to get to the drugs before they get to the children.
kalman berke March 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Drug education is like any other act of careful living. Drugs are rational things. Humans use them irrationally in many cases. So, yes , educate your children just as you do about how to not play in the street. But the type of thing that gets elections won is called hysteria and this guy is a witch hunter. We all know, most of us, that witches are not real and to spend millions looking for them is a waste. Drugs can be dangerous. Users are not criminals nor witches. Do not make using them a major crime or the main thing that government does. That is just an easy way to avoid real problems that effect us all on a daily basis, like BANKSTERS. The jails are full of drug users for no good end. There are no Banksters, who have stolen billions from all of us, in jail.
Merry Christmas March 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM
the attorney general signed off on a an illegal deal with corrupt trash company that cant pick up trash on time and has problems with trucks and employees that are rude and opearate a facility with a building that should be condimend and the state is fining the city and company going back tiill now till its cleaned up and it should be shut down. they don't take in 30 tons a day but want a waste facility in a growing business area and residential area. the traffic and rats are bad now. they company is corrupt and the city officals are too with back door deals and close door meetings the people don't want a waste facility in salem. the trash contractor is a dinasour.

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