Sep 14, 2015 5:57 PM

Politicians, police chief walk through Manchester in effort to address NH heroin epidemic

MANCHESTER - A group of politicians came together Monday in Manchester to walk through the streets to combat heroin.

Manchester Police Department Chief, Nick Willard, led the walk and was joined by Gov. Hassan, Senator Ayotte and the National White House Drug Czar Michael Botticelli.

The New Hampshire Drug Czar, Jack Wozmack, Senator Lou D'Alessandro and Senator Shaheen also joined in the walk.

Chief Willard chose to walk through downtown Manchester because the department recently shut down three active drug houses in the section of the city.

"When you have three drug houses - two of which are inside the same building, competing drug dealers are selling drugs without any issues among each other - it tells you just how deep the problem is," Willard said.

The walk brought a group of politicians together in the Queen City as part of the ongoing effort to fight the national heroin epidemic.


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