BROOKVILLE â€” In recent months, heroin abuse has acted as the centerpiece of a number of high-profile criminal cases in Jefferson County and the surrounding area, and many are beginning to ask: why, and what can be done to stop it?
On Thursday, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett attempted to answer some of those questions with his presentation of â€śHeroin in our Hometownâ€ť at the Heritage House in Brookville.
His speech explored the issue from his perspective serving as district attorney for more than 15 years now.
"I've had a number of cases that have really shed a light on the drug culture," Burkett said.
For the full story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.