Attorney General Lynch visiting KY for ‘opioids and heroine awareness week’

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Lynch in Ky scheduleLEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – President Obama has declared the week of September 19th as ‘Prescirption Opioid and Heroine Epidemics Awareness Week’.

President Obama says the number of deadly overdoses from heroine and opioids has almost quadrupled in the past 17 years.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be traveling across the country and holding youth town halls to address the heroine epidemic.

Attorney General Lynch is scheduled to visit Madison Central High School in Richmond Tuesday at 9 a.m. Later that afternoon, Lynch will address students at  the University of Kentucky.