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Officials say there have been three overdoses in the county in the last month.
Heroin problem on the rise locally

A nationwide problem is slowly sinking its deadly claws into Springfield. 

Heroin has reached the state and national spotlight, but according to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, there have been three heroin overdoses locally in the last month. All of which, Smith said, proved to be non-fatal, thanks to Washington County EMS. All three of the overdoses occurred in one week’s time.

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