Target: Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration
Goal: Put an end to a recent overwhelming surge of heroin overdoses.
A heroin crisis in the American Midwest has claimed over 225 victims in the span of a single week. Police have yet to find the source of this rash of drug problems that has placed an enormous strain on emergency responders and resources.
In the city of Cincinnati alone, 174 heroin overdoses have been reported. Overdoses have also been reported in Indiana and Kentucky, and the problem appears to have spread to the Mid-Atlantic, as New Jersey and West Virginia have joined the list of states being affected by this recent surge in drug abuse.
Police are blaming a “supercharged” form of the drug as the culprit. When asked about the search for the person or persons selling the drug, Police Chief Tom Synan of Newtown, Ohio admitted, “We don’t have anything solid to go off of.”
A massive surge such as this presents a huge public health crisis for both users and non-users. Sign the petition below and demand additional support in the fight to stop this powerful and dangerous drug.
Dear Mr. Rosenberg,
I am writing to call your attention to a recent rash of heroin overdoses in the Midwest. In the span of a single week, more than 225 individuals have overdosed on what police are calling a “supercharged” form of the drug. The surge has left police baffled, and it is clear that additional resources are needed to stem the spread of this deadly and powerful drug.
A problem of this size presents a public health crisis for users and non-users alike. This is no isolated incident; it is a multi-state issue that must be stopped. I urge you to give this matter your full attention and provide relief to the overwhelmed police and emergency responders working on these cases.
[Your Name Here]
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