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Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons speaks recently at a press conference on combating the heroin epidemic.
EDWARDSVILLE — State's Attorney Tom Gibbons will discuss the dangers of heroin with parents tonight at St. Boniface in Edwardsville.
He will be joined by Chief Investigator Kelly Rogers of the Madison County Coroner’s Office and Troy Police Officer Chris Coyne, who has served as a D.A.R.E. officer for more than 17 years.
There were 22 confirmed heroin overdose deaths in 2013. Last year there were 21 deaths. In 2009, there were seven. Gibbons, Coroner Steve Nonn and other law enforcement officials in the region continue to be outspoken in their effort to raise awareness about the risk and threat of heroin to Metro East communities.
The presentation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at St. Boniface Church, 110 N. Buchanan St., Edwardsville.
St. Boniface Catholic School was established in 1871 and educates students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. More information can be found on St. Boniface at http://www.st-boniface.com/. Information on the Madison County State's Attorney's Office is available at www.madco-sa.org.