COLLINSVILLE — Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons will discuss the dangers of heroin Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 12-13, with students at Collinsville High School.
Gibbons 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 Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer for more than 17 years.
There are four seminars set during the two days. On Wednesday, presentations are set for 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. On Thursday, presentations are set for 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors each will attend one seminar.
Madison County had 22 confirmed heroin overdose deaths in 2013. 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 and have spoken at multiple school assemblies as part of that effort.