ROXANA — State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons will discuss the dangers of heroin with students at Roxana Junior High School in a school assembly for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. He will be joined by Coroner Steve Nonn and his chief investigator, Kelly Rogers; Dr. Kari Karidis, an assistant principal at Collinsville High School; and Troy Police Officer Chris Coyne, who has served as a D.A.R.E. officer for more than 17 years.
There were 26 confirmed heroin overdose deaths in 2014. Madison County had already surpassed that number with 31 confirmed deaths through August 2015. Gibbons, Nonn and other law enforcement officials continue to be outspoken in their efforts to raise awareness about the risk and threat of heroin to Metro-East communities. They have spoken to thousands of students as part of that effort and will continue speaking to students throughout Madison County during the upcoming school year.
The assembly will take place 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the gymnasium. More information about Roxana Junior High School can be found at http://juniorhigh.roxanaschools.org/pages/Roxana_Junior_High_School. Additional information on the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office is located at www.madco-sa.org.