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January 18, 2018

Brewster bill targets drugs

By JEFF STITT

jstitt@yourmvi.com

On the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf’s disaster declaration for the heroin and opioid drug crisis, Sen. Jim Brewster, D-McKeesport, called for more.

On Thursday, Brewster asked Wolf to endorse a plan for mandatory treatment for anyone accused of a nonviolent crime who is treated by emergency personnel for an overdose or addiction.

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