County meeting on heroin set for April 17

• Forum on drug dubbed ‘emergency’

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will host an emergency town hall meeting, aimed at keeping heroin out of its communities, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Grand Hall in the Center for Business Technology  at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park.

A panel of speakers will discuss why heroin is a growing concern in the communities of Hennepin County and beyond as well as how the issue is connected to a person’s home medicine cabinet.

The program will be geared for young adults, parents, educators and concerned citizens.

For more information, call Jennifer Johnson at 612-596-9491 or email her at [email protected]

Speakers will include Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek; Andrew Luger, a United States attorney; Jack Riley, special agent in charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sen. Chris Eaton, D-Brooklyn Center; Kevin Benner, the Brooklyn Park Police chief; Dr. Joseph Lee, of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; and Adam Pederson, of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.