(KMOV) –- Local residents met Monday night at Oakville High School to discuss the heroin epidemic in St. Louis County.
The town hall meeting was supposed to be the last one for awhile, but Marquette and Rockwood Summit high schools are planning more meetings in September and October.
Numbers of heroin deaths for 2011 are outpacing those of 2010 in almost all communities across the area. For $10, someone can buy a capsule of heroin, also called a button, not or bean. The high can last between three and five hours. An addict typically needs more after eight hours.
Police say most new users are in south and west St. Louis County.
More information on future town hall meetings:
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Marquette High School
2351 Clarkson Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Rockwood Summit High School
1780 Hawkins Road
Fenton, MO 63026