Earlier this week on Regional Radio News, DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner indicated law enforcement locally are starting to see the public mixing alcohol consumption with the use of prescription drugs.
In an effort to curb the rising issue of heroin and prescription drug abuse, Congressman Rodney Davis is working on a proposal in the nation's capitol to allow local law enforcement more opportunities to deal with this head on.
According to Congressman Davis, heroin has ravaged local communities in central Illinois. He says the local health officials need proper training and resources to help victims.
Illinois had the 8th most deaths in the country in 2014 from overdose deaths and Congressman Davis points our rural communities have seen a significant increase in opioid deaths and possession arrests.