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DeWine plans new effort against heroin spread

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general plans a new initiative against the spread of heroin across the state.

Mike DeWine has scheduled a news conference Monday in Columbus with the coroner from Montgomery County in southwest Ohio and the parents of a heroin overdose victim.

DeWine says state statistics compiled by his office show the continuing rise in heroin overdose deaths.

Amid crackdowns on prescription drug abuse in the state, heroin use has jumped as cheap, potent versions have swept into Ohio.

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