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Summit focused on heroin dangers to be held for middle school students Thursday

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Leaders in St. Charles County are coming together to educate middle school students about the dangers of heroin.

The county’s prosecuting attorney and a group known as C.R.U.S.H., which stands for Community Resources United to Stop Heroin, will hold a drug summit at Orchard Farm Middle School Thursday.

The St. Charles County Police Department has responded to more than 320 heroin-related calls for service and more than 80 heroin overdoses since 2013.

St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said the goal of the summit is to reach kids before they get to high school, which is where most kids are exposed to the drug.

“I hope they are scared to death. I hope they see and hear the things that we are going to show them and they make their decision that they will never ever experiment with that drug and if we got one kid who comes out of there saying before this presentation I didn’t know anything about heroin but now I know I’ll never try it, I think that’s a success,” Lohmar said.

The summit will be held from 8 to 11 a.m.

On Saturday, a heroin rally will be held at Francis Howell Central High School to raise awareness about the epidemic.

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